Inspired by a Bruce Timm piece from the Modern Masters series, this is my first attempt at drawing Doc Savage. I wanted to keep the simple lines of Timm’s style. There were places where I began to stray from the C, S curves and straight lines that I tried to limit myself to. All in all, I am satisfied with the result. At one point I thought about inking this piece but then my laziness got the better of me.
Doc Savage is a character originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. He was created by publisher H. W. Ralston and editor J. L. Nanovic at Street & Smith Publications. Additional material was contributed by the series’ main writer, Lester Dent. The character first appeared in Doc Savage Magazine #1 in March of 1933. He is often referred to as ‘The Man of Bronze’.
In recent years Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was attached to a new movie version of Doc Savage. As a fan of Mr. Johnson, I was 100% all-in on this. That project seems to have fallen through as Sony Pictures Television is bringing Doc Savage to the small screen with a new TV series. Unfortunately I highly doubt that Dwayne Johnson will be a part of this, but I will hold out hope.