All by: Illustrators


1/15 The Secret of Satan’s Spine

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When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.

After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?

From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….

5/15 The Sinister Shadow

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When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?

Roger Kastel

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Roger Kastel painted a cover for Doc Savage Omnibus 3 and the poster for the film, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze.

Joe DeVito

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

Boris Vallejo

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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

Douglas Rosa

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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

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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.”

Steven Assel

Steven Assel

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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.”

9/14 The Ice Genius

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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….