Author: Chuck Welch

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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Charles Moran

Charles Moran ( ) replaced the original Doc Savage editor, John Nanovic, and altered the direction of Doc Savage Magazine. Moran downplayed the fantastic adventures, gadgets, and larger-than-life villains in favor of a style best described as Doc Savage, Private Investigator. Moran’s time as editor was a mere six months, but the magazine continued down the PI...

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William J. de Grouchy

In December 1943*, Street & Smith editor and promotions manager William John de Grouchy (1889- Nov. 29, 1954) was named the Editor for Doc Savage magazine. However, Will Murray has written that Babette Rosmond actually did the work though she assigned the Doc Savage novels to her unnamed assistant. de Grouchy had previously edited the Shadow magazine and ran a company, Penn Art, that eventually supplied the art for the comic and other publications. * – Marilyn Cannaday states January 1944 in Bigger Than Life: The Creator of Doc Savage Obituary – December...

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Emery Clarke

John Emery Clarke (1911-1990) painted a number of Doc Savage covers for Street and Smith. “The friendship between Clarke and Gladney is poignantly recorded on the December 1938 cover of Doc Savage, which features a self-portrait of Emery Clark (top left with gray hair and glasses) beside a portrait of Graves Gladney (in center with fedora and cigarette).” — Pulp...

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