“MAN OF BRONZE, of sterling qualities, of unusual goal in life —— this is Doc Savage. As leader of his small band of determined scrappers, eager for adventure, he is the idol of millions today, and his life is held up as an example to all who wish to give to life as much as they get out of it.”

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  • Laurence Donovan

    Laurence Donovan

    Laurence L. Donovan (July 1885–March 11, 1948) was an American pulp fiction writer who wrote nine Doc Savage novels between November 1935 and July 1937.

  • Philip José Farmer

    Philip José Farmer

    Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He is best known to Doc Savage fans for his biography of The Man of Bronze: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life and the novel Escape from Loki.

  • Alan Hathway

    Alan Hathway

    Alan Hathway, noted executive editor at Newsday, wrote four Doc Savage novels: The Devil's Playground, The Headless Men, The Mindless Monsters, and The Rustling Death.

John L. Nanovic

Credited with co-creating Doc Savage, John Leonard Nanovic (October 6, 1906 - February 9, 2001) was the magazine's first editor.

  • Charles Moran

    Charles Moran

    Charles Moran ( ) replaced the original Doc Savage editor, John Nanovic, and altered the direction of Doc Savage Magazine. Moran downplayed the fantastic adventures, gadgets, and larger-than-life villains in favor of a style...

  • Daisy Bacon

    Daisy Bacon

    Daisy Bacon edited the final three pulp Doc Savage novels. You can find more information on this...

Sanctum Books

Sanctum Books republished all the pulp-era Doc Savage titles -- including The Red Spider. (The novel was shelved in 1948 and printed in 1975 by Bantam Books.) The Sanctum editions were usually two novels per volume and included original pulp artwork. (Unlike the Bantam reprints.) The Sanctum books also often include articles by Will Murray and occasionally material that had been removed from the original manuscript by the pulp editor. The covers usually utilize the original pulp art, but some issues were published with variant Bantam covers.

  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • The Red Skull

    The Red Skull

    Into a subterranean world of red-hot lava, Doc Savage and his fantastic five descend -- to face the most fiendish foe of his career. Awaiting Doc is an irresistible power that can level mountains... that can enslave the world... and that threatens to make Doc's most dangerous adventure his very last...

  • The Majii

    The Majii

    In New York, Rama Tura, chosen disciple of the Majii, leads Doc Savage into a sinister world of drugs and advanced hypnotism. Far away in Jondore, a revolt is brewing that will pit the Man of Bronze against his most devious opponent: the who cannot die.

  • The Roar Devil

    The Roar Devil

    The Roar Devil -- he shook the earth. He stopped all sound. He had a vast organization of desperate criminals at his command. Now the good citizens of Powertown were terrorized. At any moment the Roar Devil might strike again. They sent for the only person whose cunning and skill could defeat him -- the Man of Bronze.

  • The Black Spot

    The Black Spot

    All the guests were dressed as gangsters but their millionaire host was dead in the library with a black spot over his heart. Then the black spot struck again. And again. The Man of Bronze and his courageous crew leap into action against Jingles Sporado and his mob but they soon suspect a peril greater than any they have ever confronted.

  • Haunted Ocean

    Haunted Ocean

    An awesome power haunts the sea, paralyzes New York City and brings the most powerful nations of the world to their knees. Deep in the frozen Arctic an astonishing army of naked men and the forces of international greed challenge the invincible Man of Bronze for the strange secret of the so-called Man of Peace!

  • The Seven Agate Devils

    The Seven Agate Devils

    Murder on an international scale was being committed by a sinister mastermind. His method -- an unusual, inescapable form of death. His trademark -- a small statuette next to the corpse. The Man of Bronze and his fearless friends do battle with the thieving, murderous spawn from Hell -- and become marked men themselves!

  • The Feathered Octopus

    The Feathered Octopus

    Lured into a trap by a bogus appeal to his sense of goodness, Doc Savage saw a dangerous plot to gain control of all the world's airlines. But the monstrous financial manipulator High Lar, his wife Lo Lar and their gang hadn't counted on the superhuman strength and cunning of the Man of Bronze to uncover their evil plan!

  • Mad Eyes

    Mad Eyes

    Suddenly the air was filled with a thousand glistening reptiles. Suddenly Doc Savage became the cruelest of mass murderers. Suddenly the world was threatened with extinction by the contamination of its water supply. In the space of twenty-four hours the Earth became a seething storm of agony as the menace of the slithering madness struck in all its fury!

  • The Terror in the Navy

    The Terror in the Navy

    A bizarre dictator unleashes a deadly force against the United States Navy: the mightiest vessels in the U.S. armada are sunk; warplanes are pulled from the clouds; end Doc Savage's impenetrable sky fortress is ripped from the stratosphere! And the brash, strutting BRAUN demands one hundred million dollars in ransom from a nation in chaos. Only the Man of Bronze dares challenge the crushing power of this phantom force!

The Dagger in the Sky

Three times the dagger had appeared -- destroyed -- then disappeared! Three times the knife of KUKULKAN hung in the sky, two hundred feet tall, while death struck. The Man of Bronze stalks the dark secret of the blade -- a quest that takes him deep into the jungle to the very edge of doom!

  • Poison Island

    Poison Island

    Weird disappearances at sea ... an empty schooner full-rigged with no signs of life on board ... on the foremast a fantastic crimson eye. A mad dictator strangles the Caribbean as the Man of Bronze penetrates the century-old curse that triggered a submarine war!

  • The Flaming Falcons

    The Flaming Falcons

    The huge terror Falcons swooped suddenly from the sky to feed on the flesh of hundreds of innocent human beings. Then, their mad lust satiated, they disappeared in a searing flash of white flame. While the terrified world waited for their return, The Man of Bronze and his gallant group penetrated the steaming, unexplored jungles of Asia to uncover the lost lair of The Blood-Birds of Indo-China.

  • World’s Fair Goblin

    World’s Fair Goblin

    The thing called MAXIMUS was eight feet tall and matted with hair. It ran amok among the sophisticated, scientific marvels of the fair, striking stark, cringing fear into the sightseers. The Man of Bronze battles the brilliant brain that controls the monster -- an evil genius capable of creating an army of huge horrors.

  • The Freckled Shark

    The Freckled Shark

    In his most exotic adventure, the Man of Bronze encounters the insane money lust of Senor Steel, president-dictator of Blanca Grande (a very unfortunate South American republic); decodes the awful secret of Matacumbe; and sinks -- for what may be the last time -- into the muddy horror of the primitive jungle.

  • Mad Mesa

    Mad Mesa

    In one of the most masterly of Doc Savage adventures, the Man of Bronze is jailed! But all the prison bars in the world could not hold Doc when he was on his way to dispelling the madness in the desert that changes people into other identities!

  • Tunnel Terror

    Tunnel Terror

    It came out of nowhere and turned men into mummies. It threatened the construction of the mighty Yellow River Dam. But when it came after Hardrock Hennesey, the tough little mucker summoned the Man of Bronze -- the sensational mind who could smash the diabolical forces behind the mind-boggling mystery.

  • The Flying Goblin

    The Flying Goblin

    The Headless Horseman rides again in Sleepy Hollow -- this time streaking down the sky with flashing speed causing destruction and horror wherever he lands. Here is a puzzle worthy of the penetrating powers of the Man of Bronze -- a deception so devious it would have to be solved on two continents.

  • The Awful Egg

    The Awful Egg

    From the frozen heart of the American continent comes a nameless prehistoric terror of unspeakable savagery, leaving a broken trail of mangled victims that shocks and baffles the world. Only the superhuman Man of Bronze can meet this horrifying menace on its own bloody ground -- and uncover the even greater evil that spawned it.

  • The Boss of Terror

    The Boss of Terror

    Men by the name of Smith were being knocked off all over town. And they were all killed by lightning -- lightening that entered a room without leaving any marks, on a day when there was no lightning. As the Man of Bronze penetrated ever closer to the heart of this mystery, he was scared. For he knew he was closer to death than possibly at any other time in his hair-raising career.

  • The Evil Gnome

    The Evil Gnome

    A circus performer, a state governor and a respected banker -- all murdered in the same mysterious way. As the Man of Bronze and his courageous crew rush to uncover the fiendish mastermind responsible, they are drawn more tightly into a web of awesome terror. The Bantam cover of this novel is a close-up of the artwork from the Bantam edition of "Red Snow."

  • The Spotted Men

    The Spotted Men

    The events were bizarre. First, a millionaire industrialist vanished. Then, his workers broke out in red spots and went crazy. The Man of Bronze and his courageous crew sped to the scene of disaster to search for the perfidious plotter willing to gamble the minds and bodies of men to amass a vast fortune. Were they already too late?

  • The Angry Ghost

    The Angry Ghost

    The mysterious menace came out of nowhere to strike along the Atlantic coast. In its wake, buildings, planes and bridges crumbled. The government was worried -- soon there would be widespread panic. The Man of Bronze leaped into action to unmask the villain and expose his cunning treachery.

  • The Other World

    The Other World

    From the moment Decimo Tercio appeared, it was obvious that everything connected with him was unearthly. His appearance was decidedly bizarre and the goods he carried for sale were astonishingly unique. The strange visitor remained on Earth less than four days, but in that short time he managed to lure Doc Savage into the most nightmarish escapade of his danger-studded career.

Peril in the North

250 people are abandoned in the Arctic wilderness at the mercy of a murderous madman. Only Doc Savage can prevent wholesale slaughter on ice. Following a gun- and bomb-blasting battle on the New York docks, the Man of Bronze and his crew face northward to smash a sinister plot -- and to expose the cruel secret of a bloodthirsty foreign dictator!

  • The Laugh of Death

    The Laugh of Death

    Doc's trusty crew suddenly disappears. The only clue is an unearthly laughter that arises from nowhere and destroys the will. Doc, alone, must save his sidekicks before they die -- but when the laughter attacks him, the Man of Bronze becomes the helpless puppet of evil!

  • The Fiery Menace

    The Fiery Menace

    A vampire is loose in the streets of Manhattan, and it's dropped off a corpse for a calling card at Doc Savage's doorstep. The Man of Bronze and his crew follow the trail of blood and murder to a remote Atlantic island where they uncover a million dollars in gold, a stolen Nazi submarine, and a shipload of danger, death, and fiery fist-crunching action!

  • The Three Wild Men

    The Three Wild Men

    The FBI is after the Man of Bronze. The U.S. government believes he's conducting bizarre experiments to transform the world's wealthiest and most powerful men into brutal, mindless creatures. From posh New York apartments to murky Virginia swamps, Doc Savage races one step ahead of the G-men as he seeks the true evil genius behind the maniacal plot of worldwide terror!

  • The Speaking Stone

    The Speaking Stone

    To unlock the secret of a mysterious talking stone, Doc travels to an ancient utopia high in the mountains. A vicious army of vipers are hot on his heels, racing him to the city in the clouds. To get the secret, Doc's awesome talents are soon tested when he must protect the lives of his crew -- and the lives of everyone in the city!

  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • 1990s
  • The Secret of the Su

    The Secret of the Su

    The Nazis have offered three million dollars for the ancient treasure -- and the insidious Dr. Light is eager to betray his country to feed his lust for power. Doc Savage and his amazing crew race toward the devastating secret buried in the Everglades. Deep in the jungle, they must battle a race of warriors from the lost continent of Atlantis -- with the fate of the civilized world at stake!

  • The Goblins

    The Goblins

    Doc Savage and his crew are cornered. They're pinned down in a blazing crossfire between the forces of law, a ruthless master criminal and the most horrible horror the Man of Bronze has ever faced. A terror squad of tiny green men with fiendish grins -- whose slightest touch means instant, agonizing death!

  • Hell Below

    Hell Below

    A mad refugee from Hitler's crumbling Reich has set up a powerful fortress in Mexico. The plan? Capture Doc Savage and bring him by submarine to the desert hideout ... enlist his aid in carrying out the "New Effort" -- the one that will succeed where Hitler failed!

  • Mystery on Happy Bones

    Mystery on Happy Bones

    Happy Bones -- sinister island in the Caribbean that harbors a secret wealth vital to the success of World War II. The Man of Bronze exposes the Germans and undergoes one of the most shattering confrontations of the war. And Doc encounters the beautiful and savage Hannah, the last descendant of a lusty line of pirate marauders.

  • The Talking Devil

    The Talking Devil

    Doc Savage is the target of a new, malevolent foe -- the spirit of the King of Evil, who utters murderous commands through an ancient Chinese Devil Doll. Is Doc cursed? Or has a maniacal criminal genius discovered the ultimate key to Doc's destruction? To survive, the Man of Bronze plunges into a terrifying struggle that can end only one way -- death!

  • The Time Terror

    The Time Terror

    The monstrous winged lizard swooped out of the sky bringing terror and destruction. Was this horrible creature just a freak of nature? Or did it spell the end of humanity? Doc and his aides didn't have time to wonder. They had to push forward -- into a lost valley of prehistoric beasts and men!

The Lost Giant

Across the Arctic wastes, Doc Savage races deadly enemy agents on skis and in bombers -- to a remote island off the Greenland coast. The quarry is a secret so great that the future of nations hinges on Doc and his crew ... and their ability to stand solidly against menacing forces of evil.

The Screaming Man

From war-ravaged Manila to an ocean liner bound for chaos, Doc races to solve three mysteries at once -- the kidnapping of one of his valuable crew, the sinister secret behind a strange dancing girl and the identity of a power-crazed dictator more malevolent that Hitler!

The Forgotten Realm

Based on an unpublished outline by his creator, this incredible tale begins in the wild moors of Scotland and draws Doc Savage to the Forgotten Realm. No one know who -- or what -- the strange being who calls himself "X Man" truly is. He was found wandering the ruins of a crumbling Roman fort, dressed in a toga, speaking classical Latin -- and clutching a handful of unearthly black seeds. Declared insane, the X Man patiently tends his weird plants until the day, impelled by a nameless terror, he flees Wyndmoor Asylum to unleash a cyclone of violence that is destined to suck the mighty Man of Bronze into the blackest, most unbelievable mystery of his entire career. For far from Scotland lies a domain of death unknown to the world and called by the ancient Latin name of Novum Eboracum -- New York

  • The Whistling Wraith

    The Whistling Wraith

    Based on an outline by his creator, the mystery begins when a visiting Balkan king vanishes, whisked away by the Whistling Wraith. Called to Washington, Doc Savage confronts the impossible -- a mad monarch who vanished centuries ago. Unstoppable and untouchable, the demon stands ready to plunge his uncanny sword into the vitals of all who seek to unravel the most baffling enigma ever to confront the brilliant Man of Bronze!

  • Flight into Fear

    Flight into Fear

    Originally published from 1933-49 and reprinted by Bantam Books, Doc Savage is back in a new series of adventures. Based on an unpublished manuscript by his creator and the sequel to The Red Spider, this gripping tale pits a ruthless, unstoppable assassin against Doc Savage, plunging him into a Flight into Fear. An ultra secret State Department mission -- code-named Moonwinx -- propels Doc Savage from the terror-laden streets of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic Sea... and into the frozen heart of cold war Russia. Marked for death by the Kremlin and bound for a confrontation with a nemesis more vile and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of Bronze battles an executioner known only as the Red Widow, a master of disguise and mistress of pain -- and a soul-devouring human spider ready to strike and destroy without warning... Flight into Fear was the working title for the Doc Savage novel published as: King Joe Cay

  • The Frightened Fish

    The Frightened Fish

    The ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life at a Massachusetts fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to a small New England island bristling with gunmen, on a perilous submarine journey through the Panama Canal, and to the ravage coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II... and now wants to plunge humanity into a new Armageddon. Trained by the same teacher, both possessed of the same genius, Doc Savage and this man have fought before. And now, as the world is about to lurch into another global war, Doc Savage must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet...

  • White Eyes

    White Eyes

    New York's news hawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of bodies turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing white -- the Blind Death! As police riot guns and gangland tommy guns turn the winter snows of Manhattan scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is the result of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York's criminal elements against him. Their evil goal -- to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze.

  • Python Isle

    Python Isle

    The world thought aviator Tom Franklin was dead. Years before, he had set out on a pioneering transpacific flight alone -- and vanished. When he returned, as if from the dead, he and a mysterious woman flew a battered plane that had been repaired with plates of pure gold. Desperately seeking the help of Doc Savage, the mighty Man of Bronze, Franklin and his curvaceous charge fall into the clutches of the diamond smuggler Blackbird Hinton and his cutthroat crew -- but not before the bronze adventurer hears of their difficulty. There ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his men in a raging battle for control of one of history's most closely guarded mysteries. The lost secret of Python Isle! From an interview with Will Murray: How detailed are the outlines Lester Dent left behind? They varied. The first one, "Python Isle," was the only complete outline that was completely rejected and never used. It was I think 10, 12 pages long, in chapters, so that was a joy to work with. In fact, that was the first novel I ever wrote. Sometimes the premises are as short as a page or even a paragraph. I think I have one that's just a paragraph long, but it's a good paragraph. It's an interesting paragraph. It's a provocative thing, and then I'd have to build from that.