Edward Daniel Cartier (August 1, 1914 – December 25, 2008) was known professionally as Edd Cartier. He contributed numerous interior illustrations for doc Savage magazine, but painted only one Doc Savage cover: The Pure Evil. However, that cover is actually for the other novel in the magazine, Revolt by Robert A. Nicolls. “Call me a […]

Edward Daniel Cartier (August 1, 1914 – December 25, 2008) was known professionally as Edd Cartier. He contributed numerous interior illustrations for doc Savage magazine, but painted only one Doc Savage cover: The Pure Evil.

However, that cover is actually for the other novel in the magazine, Revolt by Robert A. Nicolls.

“Call me a purest, call me crazy, or just call me a cab, but I feel that the cover for DOC SAVAGE Mar-Apr. 1948 issue is one of the worst. Now I must say that I have nothing against Cartier’s work, in fact I think it is kind of striking, but the cover has nothing to do with Doc Savage. In fact Doc is buried some seventy-seven pages in his own magazine! He has been benched to second story status by a story by Robert A. Nicolls, REVOLT! Now isn’t that like benching Babe Ruth during his prime for Chico Ruiz. (For those non-baseball type people out there, Chico called himself Mr. Splinter for sitting on the bench so often.)” — John P. Gunnison, The Pulp Collector #1