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Product Details

  • Series: Moonstone Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: MOONSTONE (November 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933076321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933076324
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,525,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How awesome is this! The return of the Avenger!

I have been waiting for decades for someone to return the Avenger to print. I've begged, urged, flooded groups, written fan stories, even plotted books, comics, and movies, and all for nought from the corporations until this very cool volume arrived. What a dream come true.

The Avenger is one of the best pulp heroes ever, and stands shoulder to shoulder with Doc Savage. He well deserves to be revived and have some new adventures.

Job well done. Now.... I want some more. Volume Two anyone?
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In the 1940s, Street and Smith made yet another attempt to replicate their two most popular characters: Doc Savage and The Shadow. Lester Dent and Walter Dent even had a hand in fashioning the new character. Paul Ernst was hired to do the actual writing. Despite the fact that it seemed o work, THE AVENGER lasted only 24 issues. Two problems worked against it. The hero pulps were starting to wane and there was a paper shortage during the war.

The shock of losing his wife and daugther to gangsters gave Richard Henry Benson such a shock that his hair turned white and his facial muscles paralyzed, leaving him with a moldable face that he used often to appear as enemies he was hunting. Along with Justice, Inc., his team of experts who's all been wronged by crime, he waged a war against the forces of evil.

In the early seventies, the original 24 novels were reprinted and author Ron Goulart added a dozen more(he has a story in this volume.

Now this volume, the first of three, all new stories are added to the canon.

Excellent.
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The Avenger Chronicles is a great read. It serves up short tales by writers with an obvious knowledge and affection for the classic but short-lived pulp and paperback revival character.

Richard Henry Benson and the Justice Inc. crew are memorable characters, and I look forward to further volumes from Moonstone.

Hopefully, future collections will feature longer individual adventures, as the main drawback to the book is the short length of the stories, leading to a rushed feeling and a sense of incompleteness in a number of cases.
Several tales held the potential to be fleshed out to 'pulp novel' length of 40-60 thousand words.

I'd rather see quality novellas rather than a large quantity of short stories.
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The Avenger! Well for me folks, this is probably mt all time favorite pulp character. I couldn't have been happier when Moonstone started putting out new stories from a collection of talented authors. If your a fan of the Avenger , or even if not take the time to read this book!
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Not Marvel comics The Avengers. Not the BBC's Avengers. This is The Avenger in the style of Doc Savage, who is eluded to in one story only. Nice to see this character resurrected. Crime fighting pulp style.
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Takes me back to a different time. Everybody needs heroes and The Avenger (and his associates) provided that to many. Today, our heroes are the young men and women who serve our country in the military, law enforcement, and all the others who keep us and ours' safe. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!
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Overall, I was pleased with this collection of new Avenger stories. Some were very good, some good, others could have been left out. A couple of gripes about some of the stories: mentioning brand names of cars, people and a few items in order to remind the reader this is the 1940's. It wasn't done in the original stories and it doesn't seem to go over well here. It seems obvious that the writer did a tiny bit of research that does not enhance the story. Second big gripe: Just like the first Avenger collection, a few of the stories are interrupted for a few lines, paragraphs and in some cases pages to explain how bad racism is, or treatment of women, when Josh, Rosabel or Nellie are introduced. Constant references to this throughout many of the stories. OK, we get it. We know it. Yanking the reader out of the 1940's and being lectured from the point of view from the 21st century makes the author seem uncomfortable writing about these characters and needs to explain why they feel uncomfortable writing from the point of view of the average 1940's person. If you are suffering from white guilt, perhaps you shouldn't be writing about minorities or women. Would you be doing this if writing about, say, the Roman empire and the many peoples they subjugated or status of women, for example? No, you wouldn't. Just write as if you are in the 1940's. Allow the reader the intelligence to understand the difference of of our times versus theirs. I am a white man and married to a black woman for 30 years. Upon introducing my wife to someone, would I stop and lecture the person on race relations and interracial marriage and then continue on with life? Hell no.

Other than this, I liked the stories and it was nice to immerse myself in the world of the Avenger. I look forward to reading the next collection of all new Avenger stories, minus the writer's obvious uncomfortable handling of minorities and women.
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These short stories captured Justice Inc. the way I remembered the fun stories I read in the 70's. I was very happy. Good job.
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