Pulp Fiction > Hero Pulps

The Crime Fighting Super Hero emerged during the Pulp Fiction era in a category of magazines now known as the Hero Pulps. These magazines were incredibly successful with publishing runs many times lasting for over a decade. The Spider, Operator 5, The Shadow and Doc Savage were some of the Hero Pulps that captivated readers for decades.


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    Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture's first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, "Zorro Saves a Friend" and "Zorro Hunts a Jackal."

Genre: AdventureHero PulpsPulp FictionWesterns

    The Bat Staffel by Robert J. Hogan

In the skies of France, G-8 and his men are pitted against a mad German scientist, Doktor Krueger, keen on destruction. In this first novel, giant bat-like creatures are spreading death and destruction in a bizarre plot to turn the Allied cause to defeat. But the Battle Aces' Spads are on the tail of this diabolical scheme. And the Master of daring, deception and disguise, G-8, can bring them down in the final dogfight.

Year: 1933
Genre: Hero PulpsWeird Menace

    The Spider Strikes by R.T.M. Scott

Celebrated crime author R. T. M. Scott introduces the sinister Spider in his premiere case. Go with criminologist Richard Wentworth during his first electrifying adventure, in which the avenging arachnid crosses swords with the malevolent mastermind known by the cryptic signature of Mr. X as...The Spider Strikes!

Year: 1933
Genre: Hero Pulps

    The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

Jmmy Christopher is Operator 5. In THE MASKED INVASION he fends off the Masked Empire, an organization that threatens the very existance of the United States as a democratic force. Originally printed in the April, 1934 issue of Operator 5 Magazine.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction




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Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley Adventure, Pulp Fiction, Westerns, Hero Pulps
1933The Bat Staffel by Robert J. Hogan Weird Menace, Hero Pulps
1933The Spider Strikes by R.T.M. Scott Hero Pulps
1934City of Flaming Shadows by Grant Stockbridge Hero Pulps
1934Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett Hero Pulps
1934Secret Six #1: The Red Shadow by Robert J. Hogan Hero Pulps
1934The Mad Horde by Grant Stockbridge Hero Pulps
1934The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele Pulp Fiction, Hero Pulps
1934The Red Death Rain by Grant Stockbridge Hero Pulps
2000Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars by Harrison Stievers Hero Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
2013Doc Savage: Skull Island by Will Murray Adventure, Hero Pulps
2015Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow by Lester Dent Hero Pulps
2016Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Lester Dent Hero Pulps
2018The Spider: The Doom Legion by Will Murray Hero Pulps, New York City





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