The Savage Side of Wolverine
Frank Cho talks about the pulp influences on his work that helped craft Savage Wolverine!
This week in a four-part series, Cho discusses some of the myriad elements that organically capitalize upon his own storytelling strengths in crafting this series. In the first installment, he the pulp and adventure influences that impact the SAVAGE WOLVERINE characters and story dynamics.
Marvel.com: When in the development process did you realize that you wanted to approach SAVAGE WOLVERINE with a pulp/adventure sensibility?
Frank Cho: It wasn’t a set decision. It just happened organically. Most of my action stories I write have natural pulp adventure sensibilities—exotic locales, characters with innate moral sense of justice, over the top action and cliffhangers.
Marvel.com: What kind of pulp stories/authors really struck a nerve with you and inspired you to want to go in this direction?
Frank Cho: I’m a big Tarzan and Conan fan so [Edgar Rice] Burroughs and [Robert E.] Howard are both inspirations. I’m also a big fan of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and other short stories. I think of Doyle as the grandfather of pulp stories. These guys top my list of my favorite pulp writers. That being said, the real inspiration for my writing in general is the TV show “The Twilight Zone”.
Read more here at Marvel.com:
The Savage Side of Wolverine Pt. 1