I was 11, I was given a copy of the first Doc Savage novel, and have been a fan
ever since. Sure, there was period when I thought the stories silly and beneath
my oh-so-sophisticated tastes, but then I genuinely matured. I learned to
accept them on their level, and have been entertained for most of my life.
when I see an over-muscled man with a widow’s peak, aided by what appears to be
an animal/man hybrid and a dapper gentleman wielding a walking stick, I can’t
help but draw a parallel. But have Dixon and Nolan turned their creation into
some sort of modern-day Man of Bronze, but without the moral compass? Well,
that’s my assessment, but your mileage may vary.
this issue of the ongoing saga, Bane seems intent on expanding his underworld
holdings, even if it means horning in on enterprises under the control of
Kobra. Kobra is a world-wide criminal empire on par with the League of
Assassins for its overall creepiness. But that doesn’t seem to bother Bane.
Going after its leader – a spoiled playboy who knows exactly how much authority he wields – is easy pickings to Bane.
enjoyed the two issues I’ve read so far, and it makes me wish I hadn’t missed
the previous chapters. Perhaps when the trade paperback is released, I’ll take
a look. It’s not my usual cup of orange pekoe, but then I’ve found so many
mainstream comics unsatisfying these days, I’ve begun to think I need to choose
the road less traveled.