In the 1930's, New York publishers Street and Smith were looking to capitalize on the surprising success of the pulp magazine hero, The Shadow. Publisher Henry W. Ralston along with editor John L. Nanovic conceived of a new hero - an adventurer with unique abilities named Doc Savage.
Popular during the 30s and 40s, Doc Savage saw a resurgence in the 60s with reprints of the original stories and new cover art by James Bama and utilizing the features of actor/model Steve Holland as Doc. There was even a campy movie in 1975 featuring former TV Tarzan Ron Ely as Doc Savage and Paul Gleason as his buddy Long Tom.
There is talk of a new Doc Savage movie to be directed and scripted by Lethal Weapon scribe and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang scribe and director, Shane Black. I, for one, can't wait. Something tells me that the editor of the following fan video can't wait, either.