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Doc Savage Reprint #1: Fortress of Solitude / Devil Genghis (Pulp Cover)

by Kenneth Robeson

Nostalgia Ventures brings us a new authorized series of pulp reprints featuring Doc Savage. Each issue will contain two unabridged pulp adventures, re-typeset for easy reading including the original cover art and interior illustrations. Also included are introductory essays by Anthony Tollin, Will Murray and others.

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME ONE (available in standard edition with Emery Clarke's pulp cover and variant edition with James Bama's "Fortress" cover): "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis"

The Man of Bronze returns as the pulps greatest superman confronts The Devil Genghis, John Sunlight, a mad genius armed with incredible scientific inventions stolen from Doc SavageĀ¹s Fortress of Solitude. Doc Savage and his Iron Crew return in two thrilling novels by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. This 7"x10" trade paperback marks the return of Lester Dent's original Doc Savage novels after a 15-year hiatus. Doc Savage Magazine was one of the most popular of the hero pulps, published from 1933 through 1949 by Street & Smith as the sister publication to The Shadow Magazine. The Doc Savage pulp novels were reprinted by Bantam between 1964 and 1991, and created a publishing sensation as the first numbered series of paperback adventure novels.

Fans may notice strong similarities between a certain blockbuster summer film and the plot of Lester Dent's 1938 novel, Fortress of Solitude. Clark Savage Jr., the Man of Bronze, was a major influence on the creation and development of Clark Kent, the Man of Steel, including of course his arctic "Fortress of Solitude." This double-novel volume reprints both appearances of Doc Savage's greatest enemy, the diabolical John Sunlight. "If Street & Smith had not published The Shadow and Doc Savage, there might never have been any Superman or Batman," observes popular-culture historian Will Murray, who collaborated with Lester Dent on seven posthumous Doc Savage novels and provides historical commentary in these new volumes. "Between them, Walter Gibson and Lester Dent created the archetype of the superhero, and most of the fiction formulas and trappings of the eternal battle between superhero and supervillain that has come to dominate popular culture in the last 75 years. I like to call Lester Dent 'the Father of the Superhero' because, while Superman and Batman had other influences, both borrowed liberally from Doc Savage, the original owner of the Fortress of Solitude."


Price: $12.95

Quantity in Stock: 2

Format: Magazine
128 Pages
First Published: 1938

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