Author: Chuck Welch

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Stanley Meltzoff

Stanley Meltzoff (March 27, 1917 to November 9, 2006) was best known for marine paintings. James Nobel…

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Frank McCarthy

There s no clear signature for the cover artwork of the Bantam edition of The Polar Treasure. The HTC would like you to consider Frank McCarthy.

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Free Doc Savage Portrait

The Hidalgo Trading Company is here to help you score a Doc Savage portrait. All you need to supply is a time travel device….

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Doc Savage

Doctor Clark Savage, Jr. led the crew. This looked like the head and shoulders of a man,…

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William Harper “Johnny” Littlejohn was an archaeologist and geologist. Very tall, very gaunt Johnny wore glasses with…

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Long Tom

Major Thomas J. “Long Tom” Roberts was an electrical engineer. Long Tom was the physical weakling of…

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Colonel John “Renny” Renwick was a construction engineer. The first of the five men was a giant…

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Brigadier General Theodore Marley “Ham” Brooks was an accomplished attorney. Like Monk, Ham was present in the…

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Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett “Monk” Mayfair was an industrial chemist. His nickname was a result of his…

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Sanctum Books

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.