Check out my Doc Savage book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book.Doc Savage is a fictional Competent Man type character, originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. Nicknamed "the Man of Bronze" and his real name is Clark Savage Jr., he is a doctor, scientist, adventurer, detective, and scholar. 

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that "corrects injustices and punishes wrongdoers". He was created by executive Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic of Street & Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by lead writer Lester Dent. Illustrations were done by Walter Baumhofer, Paul Orban, Emery Clarke, Modest Stein, and Robert G. Harris.

The heroic/adventurous character would appear in other media, including radio, film, and comics, and his adventures were reprinted in a paperback series, which had sold 20 million copies by 1979. As of the 21st century, Doc Savage is still being nostalgic. . icon in the US, and references to him appear in novels and popular culture. Marvel Comics editor and famed comic book writer Stan Lee has described Doc Savage as the forerunner of modern superheroes.

 

 Doc Savage book summary

 Doc Savage magazine was printed by Street & Smith from March 1933 to the summer of 1949 to build on the success of The Shadow magazine, and was followed by its successor, the original Avenger in September 1939. In all, 181 were published numbers. in various entries and alternative titles.

Doc Savage magazine was created by Street & Smith executive Henry Ralston and publisher John Nanovic, seeking to build on the success of The Shadow, published by the same publisher. Ralston's idea was that it would be a great adventure equivalent to the mysteries of the Shadows,

 with a more American touch and greater doses of science fiction, which was beginning to become popular at the time. Ralston sought out Nanovic, who put these ideas into a detailed outline and together they created the story and characters. To write the story, they decided to hire Lester Dent, then an unknown 28-year-old trying to make a career in the world.

the copyright to the characters and stories, which were published under the publishing pseudonym of Kenneth Robeson ("Kenneth Roberts" in the first story, but later changed to prevent publication) by Street & Smith. confused with a homonymous novelist). The pulp magazine was a resounding success, probably thanks to the colorful characters, the brotherly air of Doc's team, the charisma of the burly and brilliant protagonist, and the witty action scenes. Dent wrote most of the original 181 novels.3

The basic concept of a man who had been trained since birth to fight evil was not new. Since 1890, the Street & Smith publishing house was already publishing the dime novels of Nick Carter, a character who had been trained as a detective by his father from a very young age,

 turning him into a strong and intelligent detective. In 1932, Philip Wylie wrote The Savage Gentleman, a novel in which a wealthy man trains his son on a desert island to make him an "ideal physical specimen and perfect gentleman, [...] with brown hair, blue eyes, and mahogany. ...skin, a magnificent man." It is unclear whether Nanovic or Ralston were inspired by Wylie's work, or whether Dent had started writing Doc Savage before Wylie's work was published.

Doc Savage became known to more contemporary readers when Bantam Books began reprinting the magazine's individual novels in 1964, this time with covers by artist James Bama that featured a tan-skinned, tan-haired, beaked Doc Savage. exaggerated widow, usually in a torn khaki shirt,

and under the title "Kenneth Robeson". The stories were not reprinted in chronological order as originally published, although they began with the first adventure, The Man of Bronze. By 1967, Bantam was publishing monthly, until 1990, when all 181 original stories (plus one unpublished novel, The Red Spider) went out of print.

 Author Will Murray wrote seven more Doc Savage novels for Bantam Books from original drafts by Lester Dent. Bantam also published a Philip José Farmer novel, Escape From Loki (1991), which told the story of how Doc met the men who would become his five comrades during World War I.

Clark Savage Jr. first appeared in March 1933 in the first issue of Doc Savage magazine. Due to the success of The Shadow, which had its own pulp magazine, publishers Street & Smith quickly released this pulp title. Unlike Shadow, Clark Savage, "Doc" to his friends, had no special powers,

 but had been raised from birth by his father and other scientists to become one of the most perfect human beings in terms of strength, intelligence, and intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. intelligence. and physical abilities.

Doc Savage made his base on the 86th floor of a world-famous New York skyscraper (it is implied, but never outright stated, that this is the Empire State Building; Phillip José Farmer, in his Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life , provides evidence supporting this claim). Doc Savage fights evil with the help of the "Fab Five".Doc Savage book summary

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