considering the current sales:
241. Doc Savage (Dynamite) 12/2013: Doc Savage #1 - 13,631 01/2014: Doc Savage #2 - 9,000 (-34.0%) 02/2014: Doc Savage #3 - 8,214 (-8.7%) 03/2014: Doc Savage #4 - 7,561 (-7.9%) 04/2014: Doc Savage #5 - 6,974 (-7.8%)
I picked up the first issue of this run and wasn't that impressed with it. I consider myself a casual fan of the character having read several of the books as a kid and a couple of the newer ones by Will Murray recently.
My biggest complaint about the current Dynamite series is that it places Doc and team mates in the modern era. To me, a large part of the appeal of the character is that the stories take place in the 1930's. What boggles my mind is that this updating Doc Savage approach has been tried several times in the past with little success. I'm not sure what drives writers to go that route. It's like they can't see that readers might find an era or mileau appealing (which again defers reason considering the insane popularity of SteamPunk!)
Now, Dynamite did put out a Doc Savage Annual this year which all takes place in the 1930's, so I tried that out. Still, it seemed to miss the point. Check out the first couple of pages here and tell me what you think:
That's the initial scene you see when opening the comic. Scuba Gear, Hydrofoils, Jet Skis...It's doesn't do much to set the 1930's tone does it? The art here could just as easily been from a Nightwing comic.
I don't know. Maybe I'm being too nit picky on this. Did anyone else try this series an like it?