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emerick-man

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Saw this online. Poor Doc Savage; how far you've fallen. Who else has had drastic changes to Bullpen perceived importance as of today?

Uhm...Gullivar Jones?! Whodat?

[Maybe Marvel could reestablish publishing rights and have Doc run Savage Avengers to help his Q-Rating? ;\) ]




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    Saw this online. Poor Doc Savage; how far you've fallen. Who else has had drastic changes to Bullpen perceived importance as of today?

Savage wouldn't really be that important to Marvel. Ever.


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    Uhm...Gullivar Jones?! Whodat?

Kind of a blatant John Carter ripoff, but he was a Vietnam war vet transported to Mars a billion years in the past.


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    [Maybe Marvel could reestablish publishing rights and have Doc run Savage Avengers to help his Q-Rating? ;\) ]

Savage isn't a Marvel property. Although some of the early stories are public domain, someone does own the Trademark, and they were suing people over it as recently as 15 years ago.

Does the Rock still have his movie coming out?

50 years later, and Quicksilver is still "not as important." \:\(




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Ed Love


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Gulliver Jones pre-dated Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter novels. He wasn't quite as swashbuckling as Carter though and completely eclipsed. He pops up from time to time such as in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and teaming up with Carter over at Dynamite Comics.

None of the Doc Savage stories are public domain. Street & Smith were very good at renewing their copyrights, so don't look for Doc, the Shadow, Justice Inc., falling into public domain for about another decade. But there are plenty of similar pulp characters who have at least their first story if not entire run public domain: Thunder Jim Wade and Jim Anthony if looking for a Doc analogue.




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Mikel Midnight


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    Gulliver Jones pre-dated Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter novels. He wasn't quite as swashbuckling as Carter though and completely eclipsed. He pops up from time to time such as in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and teaming up with Carter over at Dynamite Comics.


I sort of wish Marvel would collect the Gullivar Jones strips, although objectively I doubt there's enough of a market for it, despite the fetching Steranko cover.


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    None of the Doc Savage stories are public domain. Street & Smith were very good at renewing their copyrights, so don't look for Doc, the Shadow, Justice Inc., falling into public domain for about another decade. But there are plenty of similar pulp characters who have at least their first story if not entire run public domain: Thunder Jim Wade and Jim Anthony if looking for a Doc analogue.


Since they lost the franchise I always wished someone at Marvel would retcon in a Doc Savage replacement (to have teamed up with the Thing, etc). They had the chance in their *Mystery Men* series but never quite took advantage of it.




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The Black Guardian

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I don't think they're the same guy.

You're right about GullivER. But GullivAR is different.




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emerick-man

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      Gulliver Jones pre-dated Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter novels. He wasn't quite as swashbuckling as Carter though and completely eclipsed. He pops up from time to time such as in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and teaming up with Carter over at Dynamite Comics.



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    I sort of wish Marvel would collect the Gullivar Jones strips, although objectively I doubt there's enough of a market for it, despite the fetching Steranko cover.


Just checked out these 6 covers featuring Gullivar. They do look good! And bonus: are probably more issue context-oriented than many, many titles today. Hope to get around to doing more in depth look at his history (marvel.wikia is wanting) but right now it is topically curious if the X-Universe, or the MU for that matter, could work in an Easter Egg reference to Gullivar Jones' Mars given that there will be so much more world building focus on *koff* Krakoa's Arrako now. Heck just the last name alone could get some kind of family tree connection to so many current heroes. Marvel still owns Gullivar Jones rights, right? Quite a few MU Silver Age anthologies had backup features showing varied civilizations on Mars, too, as potential story seed.



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Trent Trueheart


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Gullivar Jones should be public domain. The book was first published in 1905.


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Mikel Midnight


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    Gullivar Jones should be public domain. The book was first published in 1905.


The character is indeed in public domain; however Marvel owns its unique version of him.


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