Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett “Monk” Mayfair was an industrial chemist. His nickname was a result of his ape-like build. “Monk’s looks were deceiving. His low forehead apparently didn’t contain room for a spoonful of brains. Actually, Monk was in a way of being the most widely known chemist in America. He was a Houdini of the test tubes…. His tough, rusty iron hide was so marked with gray scars that it looked as if a flock of chickens with gray-chalk feet had paraded on him. This was because Monk refused to let Doc treat him. Monk gloried in his...Read More
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Sanctum Books republished all the pulp-era Doc Savage titles — including The Red Spider. (The novel was shelved in 1948 and printed in 1975 by Bantam Books.) The Sanctum editions were usually two novels per volume and included original pulp artwork. (Unlike the Bantam reprints.) The Sanctum books also often include articles by Will Murray and occasionally material that had been removed from the original manuscript by the pulp editor. The covers usually utilize the original pulp art, but some issues were published with variant Bantam covers.Read More
In association with author Will Murray, Altus Press (founded by Matt Moring) has published a series of new Doc Savage novels since 2011. Collected under the tag line “The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage” the novels use combinations of unused pulp era outlines, text, and (primarily) new material written by...Read More
Bantam Books reprinted the Doc Savage pulps from 1964 through 1990. Bantam was the first published of the pulp-era novel The Red Spider, which had been shelved by Street and Smith. The company then published new titles by Philip José Farmer (Escape from Loki) and Will Murray (seven novels from...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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)Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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