Unveiling THE BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 4:00pm
Did you think we'd have only one bit of news on Thursday? Well, think again.
As we've noted here, we'll be seeing a lot more of Doc Savage in the pages of DC comics in the near future. Now, we can actually give you a tad more, detail-wise.
This November, writer Brian Azzarello teams with artist Phil Noto for the BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1, which sets the stage for an entire new world for the Doc, along with a slew of characters that will pop up later, including the Blackhawks and Rima, the Jungle Girl. It all starts here, and I'm not exaggerating when I say you're really in for a treat.
Azzarello is no stranger to noir or gritty storytelling, as anyone familiar with Vertigo's 100 BULLETS and the recent JOKER OGN can attest. Coupled with Noto's neo-classic art style and you've got the perfect launching pad for a collection of books that will pull these beloved characters into the 21st century.
Oh, and did I mention Batman? Yeah, you may remember him.
So, allow your jaw to drop at the J.G. Jones cover below. Then come back tomorrow for another treat, plus comments from Azzarello himself.