Novel Submission Order


Doc Savage fans are a particular lot.

Some have read the novels in the order they were published by Bantam. Some insist a better method is to read them in the order they were originally published. The latest “best order” is to read the novels in the order they were “submitted to Street and Smith.” Guess who has that order for you?

Doc Savage fans are a particular lot. Some have read the novels in the order they were published by Bantam. Some insist a better method is to read them in the order they were originally published. The latest “best order” is to read the novels in the order they were “submitted to Street and Smith.” Guess who has that order for you?

# Mag Title
001 The Man of Bronze
002 The Land of Terror
003 Quest of the Spider
004 The Polar Treasure
005 Pirate of the Pacific
006 The Red Skull
007 The Lost Oasis
008 The Sargasso Ogre
009 The Czar of Fear
010 The Phantom City
011 Brand of the Werewolf
012 The Man Who Shook the Earth
013 Meteor Menace
014 The Monsters
015 The Mystery on the Snow
016 The King Maker
017 The Thousand-Headed Man
018 The Squeaking Goblin
019 Fear Cay
020 Death in Silver
021 The Sea Magician
022 The Annihilist
023 The Mystic Mullah
024 Red Snow
025 Land of Always-Night
026 The Spook Legion
027 The Secret in the Sky
028 Spook Hole
029 The Roar Devil
030 Quest of Qui
031 Cold Death
032 The Majii
033 Mystery Under the Sea
034 Murder Melody
035 The Fantastic lsland
036 Dust of Death
037 The Seven Agate Devils
038 Murder Mirage
039 The Midas Man
040 The Black Spot
041 The Men Who Smiled No More
042 The Metal Master
043 Haunted Ocean
044 The South Pole Terror
045 Land of Long Juju
046 The Vanisher
047 Mad Eyes
048 He Could Stop the World
049 The Terror in the Navy
050 The Derrick Devil
051 The Mental Wizard
052 The Land of Fear
053 Resurrection Day
054 Repel
055 The Motion Menace
056 Ost
057 The Sea Angel
058 Devil on the Moon
059 The Golden Peril
060 The Feathered Octopus
061 The Living Fire Menace
062 The Mountain Monster
063 The Pirate’s Ghost
064 The Red Terrors
065 The Submarine Mystery
066 The Giggling Ghosts
067 The Munitions Master
068 Fortress of Solitude
069 The Devil Genghis
070 The Green Death
071 Mad Mesa
072 The Yellow Cloud
073 Merchants of Disaster
074 The Freckled Shark
075 World’s Fair Goblin
076 The Gold Ogre
077 The Flaming Falcons
078 The Crimson Serpent
079 Hex
080 Poison Island
081 The Stone Man
082 The Angry Ghost
083 The Dagger in the Sky
084 The Other World
085 The Spotted Men
086 The Evil Gnome
087 The Boss of Terror
088 The Flying Goblin
089 The Purple Dragon
090 Tunnel Terror
091 The Awful Egg
092 The Headless Men
093 The Awful Dynasty
094 Devils of the Deep
095 The Men Vanished
096 The Devil’s Playground
097 Bequest of Evil
098 The All-White Elf
099 The Golden Man
100 The Pink Lady
101 The Magic Forest
102 The Mindless Monsters
103 The Rustling Death
104 The Green Eagle
105 Mystery Island
106 Birds of Death
107 Peril in the North
108 The Invisible-Box Murders
109 Men of Fear
110 The Man Who Fell Up
111 The Too-Wise Owl
112 Pirate Isle
113 The Speaking Stone
114 The Three Wild Men
115 The Fiery Menace
116 The Laugh of Death
117 They Died Twice
118 The Devil’s Black Rock
119 The Time Terror
120 The Talking Devil
121 Waves of Death
122 The King of Terror
123 The Black, Black Witch
124 The Running Skeletons
125 Mystery on Happy Bones
126 The Goblins
127 The Mental Monster
128 Hell Below
129 The Secret of the Su
130 The Spook of Grandpa Eben
131 The Whisker of Hercules
132 According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic
133 Death Had Yellow Eyes
134 The Derelict of Skull Shoal
135 The Three Devils
136 The Pharaoh’s Ghost
137 The Man Who Was Scared
138 The Shape of Terror
139 Weird Valley
140 Jin San
141 Satan Black
142 The Lost Giant
143 Violent Night
144 Strange Fish
145 The Ten-Ton Snakes
146 Cargo Unknown
147 Rock Sinister
148 The Terrible Stork
149 King Joe Cay
150 The Wee Ones
151 Terror Takes 7
152 The Thing That Pursued
153 Trouble on Parade
154 The Screaming Man
155 Measures for a Coffin
156 Se-Pah-Poo
157 Terror and the Lonely Widow
158 Five Fathoms Dead
159 Death is a Round Black Spot
160 Colors for Murder
161 Fire and Ice
162 Three Times a Corpse
163 The Exploding Lake
164 Death in Little Houses
165 The Devil Is Jones
166 The Disappearing Lady
167 Target for Death
168 Danger Lies East
169 The Death Lady
170 No Light to Die By
171 The Monkey Suit
172 Let’s Kill Ames
173 Once Over Lightly
174 I Died Yesterday
175 The Pure Evil
176 Terror Wears No Shoes
177 The Angry Canary
178 The Swooning Lady
179 In Hell, Madonna
180 The Green Master
181 Return From Cormoral
182 Up From Earth’s Center

Originally published on the Hidalgo Trading Company and DocSavage.Info


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  1. James Thorpe

    I am interested in obtaining doc savage novels.

  2. Sam Baum

    It’s great that you’ve published the submission order. If the submission order is the same as “written order” then I’d agree it is also the best reading order.
    To make the list completely helpful, it would be great if you could also list the publication and Bantam order numbers along side the list for cross reference purposes.

  3. Mike Smith

    This is a great list !!! Just one question… Where did #179, IN HELL, MADONNA, come from? It’s not on any list I have previously studied. They all included only 181 adventures. This includes the list in Philip Jose Farmer’s DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCOLYPTIC LIFE.

  4. Mike Smith

    This is in response to James Thorpe who wants to know where to find DOC SAVAGE novels.
    I can’t help if he is looking for the actual pulps or paperbacks, but has all 181 adventures in e-text form. These are scans of the original pulp texts.
    Hope this helps.

  5. In Hell, Madonna was never published as a pulp. Bantam printed it as “The Red Spider.”

  6. Chuck, excellent list. I’m out of column space (!!) in my sortable list ( or I would just to answer Sam’s question above.

    Do you (or anyone) know what the rhyme or reason for the Bantam order is? I’ve sorted my list every way I can think of, but I still see no relation of the Bantam list to the original publication order or this submission order.

    Great site!

  7. Brian

    “The Frightened Fish” was never published in magazine form, but it was the story Dent was working on when the magazine was cancelled, and it was later published as a paperback. I believe that it should be added to the list, and not treated as are the rest of the Farmer/Murray additions.

  8. Carlo

    This may be useful. I’m currently reading every one, one per month, in original order, 75 years after first publication. It may be necessary to jigger the order a bit.

    And the site looks great.

  9. MBrown

    Also, Sanctum Books reprinted “In Hell, Madonna”, along with the interior artwork that had been created for it, but never seen before.

  10. Andy

    Would like info on where to purchase these novels

  11. Andy, you can find the latest reprints here:

  12. Archer165

    I have an entire collection up to # 120 if anyone is interested.

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