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Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972)

Artists: John Romita Sr. (Penciller) ,  John Buscema (All)

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Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972) Comic Art
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Title: Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #1 Cover by John Buscema (Marvel, 1972)
Artist: John Romita Sr. (Penciller)
Artist: John Buscema (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 6,565
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Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 23
Added to Site: 12/12/2010
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Another story here, my first child "comics" love was the Pulp era with the Shadow, The Phantom, Doc Savage, Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and all the Sci-Fi Pulp universe of the 50's/60's. In fact old books I could read only when I was visiting my father's buddies.

Doc Savage, well Doctor Clark Savage Jr., created by W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic, has never been my favorite Pulp hero, the Shadow is the one! This said since the first time I discovered the Doc I was really impressed by his superhuman abilities acquired only by a strong mind & body discipline. The best in all the domains, strength, endurance, master of the martial arts, vast knowledge of the sciences, fact something real close to my beloved Batman.

Something interesting to know is that there is a link between Edgar Allan Poe, Doc Savage & the good Captain America. This link is the RED SKULL.
In March 1933 (The Man of Bronze, first Doc pulp issue), Doc is fighting the Master of Red Death who diffuse a lethal epidemic. Or the Red Death was the name used by Poe in May 1842 to portray a lethal epidemic launched in The Mask of the Red Death (Philadelphia, Graham's Magazine). More than that if you see the graphical representation of the red skull cover used for this story (I'll try to find a copy), it's totally the early/original Red Skull mask used by Marvel.

This is the #1 issue, first Doc Savage & team appearance, the only Doc Savage cover Big John ever drew. ENJOY!!!

Interesting to note that 3 (helmets ones) of the 4 villains are from the hand of John Romita Sr.

PS/A special thanks to Jim Reid for the safe transport - you're a GEM & a gentleman ;o)


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Colorado Kid wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Way to go, Olivier! As historic as they come.
Posted on 12/12/2010

Olivier D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Colorado Kid said:
Way to go, Olivier! As historic as they come.

Thanks a lot Mike ;o)
Posted on 12/12/2010

Michael Maikowsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Enviable! Congrats, Olivier!
Posted on 12/12/2010

Carlos DS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
It's always a pleasure to discover news pages on your gallery ! Congratulations olivier !!
Posted on 12/12/2010

Earl Hamilton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 12/12/2010

Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! A first issue Bronze Age cover by the one and only "Big John" Buscema! It doesn't get much more special than this! Congratulations my friend, looks like Santa came early for you!
Posted on 12/12/2010

Wesley L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Tremendous pickup Olivier!
Posted on 12/13/2010

Ken Z wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great cover!!! I remember reading this one and it's also cool that Doc is back in the comics too. Congrats on getting this cover!
Posted on 12/13/2010

Fabrice W. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
ben mon poteau......ça c'est une belle !!
Posted on 12/24/2010

Black Adler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very cool cover. I actually hesitated for this one as well but thought that I should be nice and not buy all the Buscema covers from Mike right before Christmas ;-)
Posted on 12/30/2010

Olivier D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Black Adler said:
Very cool cover. I actually hesitated for this one as well but thought that I should be nice and not buy all the Buscema covers from Mike right before Christmas ;-)

LOL merci bcp d'avoir pensé à moi. J'aurai au moins cette superbe n°1 pour me consoler de ta Conan ;o)
Posted on 12/31/2010

Mark Howland wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great stuff!!!
Posted on 4/14/2011

George H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on such an amazing bronze-age #1!!!
Posted on 8/10/2011

Mark Levy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great cover - love the editorial comment in upper right, looks like John took his time and did a great job!
Posted on 1/12/2012

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nice! Congrads! Classic John buscema with Doc Savage no less! I remember this too short lived series well. As well as the great b & w magazines. If you like Doc Savage, check out my Man-God gallery.
Posted on 6/19/2012

Alfred DI wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh wow, great cover of master Buscema, love the composition here.
Posted on 8/17/2012

Olivier D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Alfred DI said:
Oh wow, great cover of master Buscema, love the composition here.

Merci mon ami ;-)
Posted on 8/17/2012

Phillip K  V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very cool!
Posted on 9/30/2012

PHILIPPE VIENNE wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
félicitation! de la part d'un fan de doc savage!!!!
Posted on 1/19/2013

Jim Warden wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations on a terrific cover by one of the true legends of comics! Thank you for posting this masterpiece and also for the great write-up; I am glad to see this one has such a good home!
Posted on 9/9/2013

Bill Thomson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of John Buscema's very best covers, and regretfully, one that I once owned and had to reluctantly part with to finance my Hulk cover. I remember that there was something on this art that made a reference to also illustrating a "Kull the Conquerer" cover- I always wondered if John Severin was originally slated to illustrate this cover, or if John Buscema was to illustrate a Kull cover at the same time.
Posted on 10/14/2014

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Posted on 5/1/2015

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Pure Bronze Age Marvel magic.
Posted on 2/19/2016

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