Author: Chuck Welch

Street and Smith

Street and Smith was the original pulp publisher of Doc Savage Magazine. The series was created by S&S Publisher Henry W. Ralston and Editor John L. Nanovic. Street and SMith published the title from 1933 through 1949. (Additional information at...

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George Rozen

George Jerome Rozen (1895-1973) was the twin brother of Jerome George Rozen. Both worked as pulp artists and George actually replaced Jerome as the primary Shadow cover artist. George was the last Doc Savage pulp cover artist with his paintings for The Green Master, Return From Cormoral, and Up From Earth’s Center. For a lot more information, see George Rozen’s entry at...

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Mr. Calamity

Prospecting in the Wyoming badlands, Patricia Savage spies a man swimming in circles—high in a cloudless sky! After he falls to his death, the dead swimmer is discovered soaked to the skin. Who is he? How did he manage to swim through thin air?

These are the questions Pat sets out to answer when her cousin, the famous scientist-adventurer Doc Savage, diagnoses her account as a hallucination caused by altitude sickness. But when the bronze-skinned girl vanishes, the Man of Bronze is forced to take action… (Includes the bonus Doc Savage short… The Valley of Eternity)

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Robert G. Harris

Robert G. Harris (September 9, 1911 to December 23, 2007) painted numerous Doc Savage covers and was a fellow student with Emery Clarke and John Falter at the Kansas City Art Institute. Harris’s painting for The Sea Angel was reprinted as a giveaway for Doc Savage fans in the 1930s. From his obituary in the Arizona Republic: “He was born Sept. 9, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo. While still attending high school, he was preparing for a career in art by attending night and summer school at the Kansas City Art Institute, studying illustration under the noted Monte Crews....

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John Philip Falter

John Philip Falter (February 28, 1910 – May 20, 1982), more commonly known as John Falter, was an American artist best known for his many cover paintings for The Saturday Evening Post. He is credited for a single cover for Doc Savage Magazine: The South Pole Terror. At one point Falter shared a studio with fellow Doc Savage artists Emery Clarke and Robert G. Harris. All three attended the Kansas City Art Institute. For more information: John Philip...

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Edd Cartier

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...

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Babette Rosmond

Babette Rosmond (November 4, 1917 – October 23, 1997) edited Doc Savage Magazine from 1944 to 1948 though William de Grouchey was listed as Editor. Rosmond would continue working as an Editor and other positions in magazine publishing until 1975. She also wrote novels and short stories. For more information: Babette Rosmond. Beginning in December 1943, William de Grouchey, a business manager who had been hired in 1940 to run Street & Smith’s comic book line, took over. Although listed as the official editor, a woman named Babette Rosmond was actually editor and she, in turn, delegated part of...

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Modest Stein

“Modest Stein (1871–1958), born Modest Aronstam, was a Russian-born American illustrator and close associate of the anarchists Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman. He was Berkman’s cousin and intended replacement in the attempted assassination of Henry Clay Frick, an industrialist and union buster, in 1892. Later Stein abandoned active anarchism and became a successful newspaper, pulp magazine, and book illustrator…” — Wikipedia. Read more about Stein at...

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