- Hardcover: 239 pages
- Publisher: McFarland (October 21, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786441356
- ISBN-13: 978-0786441358
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,475,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of the Doc Savage Adventures in Pulps, Paperbacks, Comics, Fanzines, Radio and Film
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an outstanding analysis...in-depth...a wealth of meticulous research...a must-have Midwest Book Review; one look at the front cover of this book and you know that you have a hit on your hands...Doc fans will enjoy Western Collectibles."
About the Author
Graphic designer Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to his books about comics and film, he writes a monthly column for Creepy Classics.
Top customer reviews
Bobb Cotter's ten page introduction places the series in an historical context and in the next section he does a fine job of summarizing each Doc Savage story, noting what's unique and talking about what gadgets or inventions Doc uses in each story. The story summaries take up about 146 of the 239 pages. Following the novel summaries are sections on radio, film, fanzine and comic book interpretations of Doc.
The appendices include essays on the people behind Doc Savage's creation, the best of the the novel, pulp and paperback covers, a chronological listing of both the original Doc Savage pulps plus the bantam reprints, and a Doc Savage comicography.
My suggestions to McFarland Publishing for future editions of this important and enjoyable book are: include more illustrations, devote a few pages each to talking about the former Bantam Doc Savage reprint series and the current (and excellent) Doc Savage reprint series (with historical essays by Will Murray) published by Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books. And lastly, lower the retail price of $55.
With the 2011 publication of Will Murray's new Doc Savage novel, THE DESERT DEMONS, books like Bob Cotter's and Larry Widen's volumes will be well read.
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Doc Savage rocks! One look at the front cover of this book (originally Doc Savage #1 cover), and you know that you have a hit on your...Read more