Sunday, June 13, 2021

Pulp -- Doc Savage -- June 13, 2021

Tomorrow is Flag Day, so I thought I would post the cover of the July, 1942 issue of Doc Savage.

Doc Savage was a pulp character who debuted in 1933. Doctor Clark Savage, Jr was a many of many talents, mental and physical. He gathered a team of aides including Monk, Ham, Johnny, Renny and Long Tom. Each had his own unique talents. His cousin Patricia turned up in many stories. Doc and his team had many adventures fighting evil around the world. Lester Dent created the characters and wrote many of the novels.

I first got to know Doc Savage from reprints that Bantam Books did in the 1970s. I often spent what little money I had at Canterbury Corner on Geary or Green Apple Books on Clement buying copies.

George Pal produced a bad movie in 1975. I saw a still in Famous Monsters of Filmland and immediately knew that they had done a poor job with Doc's aides. I went to see it anyway.

DC did some comic books in the 1980s.

I never heard the NPR recreation of the radio show.

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