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Winfried Gerhards: Doc Fantasy Cover Artist

October 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Winfried Gerhards is a Hamburg, Germany Doc Savage fan with a penchant for recreating Doc Savage covers. His style is whimsical, but Gerhards’ covers are well-imagined.

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Doc Con 17 Photos

October 21, 2014 / 0 comments

Doc Con is held yearly in Arizona. I was finally able to attend this year. Here are my photos from the weekend. (Check back in a few days for the rest…)

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The 10 Doc Savage Novels That Were Quick or Slow to Be Published

November 15, 2013 / 0 comments

Do you know which submitted pulp novels were the quickest or slowest to be published? We do…

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Man of Blurb

December 11, 2009 / 7 comments

Let’s face it. You picked up that first copy of Doc Savage and looked at the cover…you said “Cool”, “Neato”, or “Far Out” (depending on your age)…but you were sold when you read that blurb on the back. That’s what made you rush home to read your first Doc Savage. And we’ve interviewed* the man that wrote most of those one-paragraph classics….

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Roger Kastel

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

Roger Kastel painted a cover for Doc Savage Omnibus 3 and the poster for the film, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze. While still a student Roger had his first paperback book cover published in the 1960’s by Pocket Books (Simon Schuster). All told, Roger estimates that he has done over a 1,000 illustrations for various…

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Joe DeVito

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Joe DeVito (1957-present) has painted Doc Savage covers since 1991.

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Boris Vallejo

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Boris Vallejo (1941- ) painted six Doc Savage covers for Bantam. Vallejo’s preferred artistic medium is oil paint on board, and has previously used digital media to combine discrete images to form composite images. Preparatory works are pencil or ink sketches — Wikipedia

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Douglas Rosa

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

William Douglas Rosa (1932-1977) painted two Bantam covers in the Doc Savage series: The Lost Oasis and The Land of Terror. Vincent diFate postulated that Rosa got the call to do the covers while James Bama was on his honeymoon. Douglas Rosa was an illustration artist from Long Island, who began his career as a…

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James Avati

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

James Avati, 1912-2005, painted a single Bantam Doc Savage cover, Meteor Menace. According to Wikipedia, Avati “impressed Kurt Enoch at New American Library, a new paperback publishing house. He was a hit from the beginning and changed the style of cover painting by the early 1950s.”

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Steven Assel

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Steve Assel painted a single Doc Savage Bantam cover: Escape from Loki. According to an interview with Will Murray, Phillip Jose Farmer had Assel repaint the cover to remove a Tommy-gun that Savage was cradling and replace it with a .45 automatic. Murray said Farmer was “adamant that the cover faithfully reflect the story.”

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199 09/14 The Ice Genius

October 22, 2014 / 0 comments

When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:

“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”

Who is this monster? Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men? Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks free of his icy tomb?

From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history….

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198 05/14 The War Makers

October 22, 2014 / 0 comments

All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake?

Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.

From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black!

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197 12/13 Phantom Lagoon

October 22, 2014 / 0 comments

When a brazen adventuress tries to hire Doc Savage for a secret mission—but won’t tell him why—it lights the fuse for one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.

Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she need to rent Doc’s private submarine? And who is so determined to eliminate her that they destroy Doc Savage’s skyscraper headquarters in the process?

From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting crew chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered in a desperate race to unlock the secret of Phantom Lagoon. Or are they more than mere criminals?

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El Hombre de Bronce

December 16, 2013 / 0 comments

Did you know Doc Savage was republished in Spanish? Neither did we, but a kind fan let us know all about El Hombre de Bronce! We’ve put together a list of Original and Spanish titles. (Originally published 1997)