027 02/36 Mystery Under the Sea

Chuck Welch
February 18, 1996 - 1936 / bama / Bantam 025-036 / baumhofer / nanovic / novel / pulp

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There was only one clue to the bloody enigma of TAZ — the illegible, dying scrawl of a horribly mutilated sailor. What was the message he had so desperately tried to deliver? Why had sizzling acid been forced into his mouth? What secret had the dead man unraveled about the flamboyant and brutal Captain Flamingo? Held captive aboard a tramp steamer, The Man of Bronze and his bold allies wrestle with the dread riddle of Taz.


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  1. Barry Ellis says:

    One of my favorite Docs. Great characters and a unique plot. I love any of Dent’s plot elements that reoccur in later stories and the oxygen tablets in this one pop up at least a couple of other times in later years. Gotta have that continuity!

  2. Thomas Fortenberry says:

    Another great example of how Dent can weave his love and knowledge of things, the sea for example, into an amazing adventure. The Doc Savage series always shines with an intelligence and depth of detail that far outstrips the usual pulp yarns.

    One question about those oxygen tablets: who invented them? I was curious, since Captain Flamingo’s crooks are using them in this tale and this is an early adventure. Here’s the important question, especially in relation to Doc the gadgeteer: Were the oxygen pellets invented separately by someone else in the world? Or did the crooks in this tale invent them, hence Doc got them from this adventure to use later throughout his career? Or did Doc invent them and somehow they f