Kenneth Robeson

The character Clark "Doc" Savage was created in the 1930's by Henry W. Ralston and Street & Smith Editor John L. Nonovic. For 16 years, 1933-1949 he appeared in the Doc Savage Magazine. His story was picked up by Bantam in 1964 and began to appear as paperback novels. Many authors contributed to "Doc" Savage's story, including Will Murray and Philip Jose Farmer, but Lester Dent was the primary author of the series.

"Doc" Savage had no super powers but was engineered to be the perfect human being. He was featured in comics, radio and movies. He developed a wide cult following and Bantam continued to publish "Doc" Savage novels through 1990.

Lester Dent, however, saw through the fan appreciation of the work and simply viewed churning out "Doc" Savage stories as a form of steady employment. He didn't plan on being a writer and was working as a telegraph operator for the Associated Press when a co-worker told him he had gotten paid $450.00 for a story. Lester immediately realized he could do the same. He was first published in Top-Notch Magazine in 1929. Soon after, he moved to Manhattan and began writing for Dell publishing on a $500.00 a month retainer and a penny a word. He wrote prodigiously for the pages of the briefly published Sky Raiders and Scotland Yard. Once these magazines folded, he moved on to Street & Smith and began working on "Doc" Savage.

Mr. Dent wrote very quickly. He sometimes produced a novel a week. He had worked out a perfect formula for his writing. Dividing a 6000 word story into 3 parts, Dent could produce a thrilling story every time. "Doc" Savage stories continued to be published by Street & Smith until 1949, producing 181 story lines, for which Dent was responsible for 165. During this time, Dent continued to publish for other magazines under pseudonyms, Tim Ryan and Cliff Howe. After the "Doc" Savage Magazine, Dent went on to write for Collier's Weekly and The Saturday Evening Post.

There was one "Doc" Savage movie "Doc" Savage: The Man of Bronze produced in 1975, but the film was a complete failure, cancelling the idea of an ongoing movie franchise. In 2013, Shane Black was set to direct a film adaptation and he wanted to cast Dwayne Johnson as "Doc." Johnson confirmed this role in May of 2016 and will be billed as the "World's First Superhero," giving a nod to the massive influence that the character had on the super-hero genre, predating even Superman.

There were multiple radio shows based on the "Doc" Savage comic book version: one in 1934, one in 1943 and National Public Radio's The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985.

A Biography of Lester Dent, written by Will Murray

The Man of Bronze: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Man of Bronze. High above the skyscrapers of New York, Doc Savage engages in deadly combat with the red-fingered survivors of an ancient, lost civilization. Then, with his amazing crew, he journeys to the mysterious "lost valley" to search for a fabulous treasure and to destroy the mysterious Red Death."

Original Publication: Street & Smith, 1933
This Edition: Bantam, October 1964
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent

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Death in Silver: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heros of all time, whose fantasitc eploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Sinister League of the Silver Death's-Heads. An awesome legion of master criminals launch a devestating series of raids that set the entire east coast of America aflame. Skyscrapers explode, ocean liners disappear, key witnesses are kidnapped and brutally murdered as the holocaust rages. In a desperate race against time, Doc Savage attempts to discover the true identity of the twisted brain who rules the silver-costumed marauders - while the mysterious UII and his army of hooded assassins move closer to their grim objective of world domination!"

Original Publication: Bantam, July 1968
This Edition: Bantam, July 1968
Cover Art: James Bama
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #26.

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Devil on the Moon: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heros of all time, whose fantasitc eploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Infernal War Merchants. A Fiery red flash bursts through the silence of the night...a dying green man insists he's been held captive on the moon...a small blue capsule concelas an unearthly medallion. Can the invincible MAN OF BRONZE piece together this weird puzzle in time to save the world from the devilish merchants of international war?"

Original Publication: Bantam, July 1968
This Edition: Bantam, July 1968
Cover Art: James Bama
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #50.

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The Vanisher: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Dream of the Deadly Gnome. Twenty convicts vanished without a trace from maximum security cells, and top businessmen suddenly disappeared. The tabloids trumpeted the reign of a small, deformed man - or woman - spotted at the scenes. Strangely, Doc Savage was framed for the disappearances - and then the murders...But the HORRIBLE HUNCHBACK hadn't counted on the wrath of the mighty MAN OF BRONZE."

Original Publication: Bantam, September 1970
This Edition: Bantam, September 1970
Cover Art: James Bama
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #52.

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The Mental Wizard: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Mysterious Giant of Klantic. The massive creature - a mile from head to toe! - sleeps in the steaming jungle. Is the behemoth real, or has the golden enchantress "Z" conquered the magnificent MAN OF BRONZE with the hypnotic power of her superhuman mind? Doc Savage meets his mental match when he uncovers the strange lost kingdom of the deadly Amazon."

Original Publication: Bantam, October 1970
This Edition: Bantam, October 1970
Cover Art: James Bama
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #53.

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Murder Mirage: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Land of the Shadow Death. A blizzard in July and a woman's image frozen in glass - how could these bizarre events possibly be connected? To find the answer and >>> the life of Ranyon Cartheris, THE MAN OF BRONZE and his dauntless allies journey to hot desert sands halfway round the world, where they are trapped - perhaps never to emerge - in the ancient underground tombs of Tasunan."

Original Publication: Bantam, November 1972
This Edition: Bantam, November 1972
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Laurence Donovan. Bantam Doc Savage #71.

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The Seven Agate Devils: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Devil's Brew. Murder on an international scale was being committed by a sinister mastermind. His method - an unusual, escapable form of death. His trademark - a small statuette next to the corpse. THE MAN OF BRONZE and his fearless friends do battle with the thieving, murderous spawn from Hell - and become marked men themselves!"

Original Publication: Bantam, March 1973
This Edition: Bantam, March 1973
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #73.

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The Derrick Devil: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Red Mystery. A mysterious jellylike creature is terrorizing the Indian Dome Oil Field! THE MAN OF BRONZE and his five fantastic aides descend upon Oklahoma to do battle with dastardly Tomahawk Tant - and uncover the infernal secret of the weird monster from the depths of the earth."

Original Publication: Bantam, July 1973
This Edition: Bantam, July 1973
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #74.

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The South Pole Terror: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Precious Valley. What was the fabulous treasure Velma Crale had discovered in the South Pole? And why was Cheaters Slagg willing to kill to keep her from taking? THE MAN OF BRONZE and his five aides give chase all the way to the bottom of the world - and are nearly sunburned to death!"

Original Publication: Bantam, February 1974
This Edition: Bantam, February 1974
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #77.

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The Crimson Serpent: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Weird Terror. A ferocious killer is stalking the Arkansas swamp! As THE MAN OF BRONZE and loyal companions venture forth to unmask the dread villain, they encounter some of the most horrifying perils of their careers - including the Crimson Serpent itself!"

Original Publication: Bantam, October 1974
This Edition: Bantam, October 1974
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #78.

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The Devil Genghis: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Madman Mystery. A Fantastic horror has come out of the polar regions - a menace so bizarre it causes men to go insane! THE MAN OF BRONZE and his courageous crew penetrate the rugged Asian interior on a perilous mission: to find the source of this mystery and smash the evil genius who controls it."

Original Publication: Bantam, December 1974
This Edition: Bantam, December 1974
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #79.

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The King Maker: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Balkan Brouhaha. In the Kingdom of Calbia, the most far-flung plot of the century is already under way. THE MAN OF BRONZE and his daring companions join the revolutionary forces of Conte Cozonac but soon find themselves the intended victims of the most fearsome weapon the world has ever seen!"

Original Publication: Bantam, February 1975
This Edition: Bantam, February 1975
Cover Art: Fred Pfeiffer
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #80.

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The Mountain Monster: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Terror Strikes. The monster came without warning. It came as Indian legend had said it would come, in the night and while a storm raged. It brought terror and horror to peaceful Arcadia Valley. It transformed an Alaskan paradise into a panic-stricken, fear-blanched hell. Only one man could stop it - THE MAN OF BRONZE."

Original Publication: Bantam, September 1976
This Edition: Bantam, September 1976
Cover Art: Boris Vallejo
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #84.

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The Angry Ghost: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. The Invisible Monster. The mysterious menace came out of nowhere to strike along the Atlantic coast. In its wake, buildings, planes, and bridges crumbled. The government was worried - soon there would be widespread panic. THE MAN OF BRONZE leaped into action to unmask the villain and expose his cunning treachery."

Original Publication: Bantam, January 1977
This Edition: Bantam, January 1977
Cover Art: Boris Vallejo
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #86.

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The Hate Genius: Doc Savage

"To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group - he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. To his fans he is one of the greatest adventure heroes of all time, whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for hair-raising thrills, breathtaking escapes and blood curdling excitement. Wanted - Adolf Hitler! World War II is drawing to a close. Hitler rigs an assassination of a look-alike double in a daring plot to save his ruined Reich - then disappears. America calls on its greatest hero - Doc Savage - to track down this most evil of adversaries and stop the phony martyerdom. Joining him in this last-ditch crusade are a wide assortment of Allied agents - one of whom may be the fleeing Fuehrer himself!"

Original Publication: Bantam, June 1979
This Edition: Bantam, June 1979
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Variant title of Violent Night. Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Doc Savage #94.

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Doc Savage Omnibus Volume 1

"Four exciting stories for Doc Savage and his amazing crew. THE ALL-WHITE ELF - A weapon of incredible hypnotic power has fallen into evil hands. Doc Savage must uncover the secret of the paralyzing peril - or face a fiery death at sea. THE RUNNING SKELETONS - Doc Savage and his crew are suddenly guinea pigs in an experiment of terror - and a fiendish gang of gunslinging skeletons are out to skin them alive. THE ANGRY CANARY - High in the mountains of India, Doc and his crew battle a madman genius whose frightening invention can doom the entire human race. THE SWOONING LADY - Hot on the trail of two million diamonds, Doc is caught in jungle treachery by ruthless thugs, head-hunting natives - and a lovely lady with cold-blooded murder on her mind."

Original Publication: Bantam, August 1986
This Edition: Bantam, August 1986
Cover Art: James Bama
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Contents: The All-White Elf, The Running Skeletons, The Angry Canary and The Swooning Lady

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Hell Below and The Lost Giant: Doc Savage

"Hell Below - A mad refugee from Hitler's crumbling Reich has set up a powerful fortress in Mexico. The plan? Capture Doc Savage and bring him by submarine to the desert hideout.enlist his aid in carrying out the "New Effort" - the one that will succeed where Hitler failed! The Lost Giant - Across the Arctic wastes, Doc Savage races deadly enemy agents on skis and in bombers - to a remote island off the Greenland coast. The quarry is a secret so great that the future of nations hinges on Doc and his crew...and their ability to stand solidly against menacing forces of evil."

Original Publication: Bantam, October 1980
This Edition: Bantam, October 1980
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #99 and #100.

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The Pharaoh's Ghost and The Time Terror: Doc Savage

"THE TIME TERROR - The monstrous winged lizard swooped out of the sky bringing terror and destruction. Was this horrible creature just a freak of nature? Or did it spell the end of humanity? Doc and his aides didn't have time to wonder. They had to push forward - into a lost valley of prehistoric beasts and men! THE PHARAOH'S GHOST - In the mysterious land of the sphinx, Doc Savage and his crew confront a sinister foe - who uses a Pharaoh's curse and machine guns to carry out his evil will. Doc trails the malevolent genius to his remote hideout, just as his friends are scheduled for sacrifice to blood thirsty gods!"

Original Publication: Bantam, January 1981
This Edition: Bantam, January 1984
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #101 and #102.

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They Died Twice and The Screaming Man: Doc Savage

"They Died Twice - Doc is lured into a strange memory machine and learns that his father had committed a crime. To right that wrong, Doc must divulge his best-kept secret - but it lands Doc and his crew in a lost valley as captives of an ancient tribe of savages...and the sacrificial rites have begun! / The Screaming Man - From war-ravaged Manila to an ocean liner bound for chaos, Doc races to solve three mysteries at once - the kidnapping of one of his valuable crew, the sinister secret behind a strange dancing girl and the identity of a power-crazed dictator more malevolent than Hitler!"

Original Publication: Bantam, July 1981
This Edition: Bantam, July 1981
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #105 and #106.

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Jiu San and The Black, Black Witch: Doc Savage

"Jiu San - A malevolent new leader has risen to terrorize the Western world. No one knows who he is. Doc, his crew, and a blonde war corespondent risk everything to find out. But to get the answers, they must face the death-dealing powers of a madman on the nighttime streets of a city known for its bloodthirsty killers - Yokohama! / The Black, Black Witch - A frantic message from occupied France lures Doc and Monk into a midnight trap behind Nazi lines. First, they must escape from the enemy. Second, they must risk their lives to thwart the horrifying 400-year-old evil of Peterpence - before it destroys the entire world!"

Original Publication: Bantam, October 1981
This Edition: Bantam, October 1981
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #107 and #108.

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The Shape of Terror and Death Had Yellow Eyes: Doc Savage

"The Shape of Terror - A sinister plot is underway, and it all begins with the incredible and horrifying death of Doc Savage. Everyone says it is an accident, but Monk and Ham know the truth - and that means they know too much. For the terrifying plan to succeed, Monk and Ham must die too! / Death Had Yellow Eyes - Out of the Darkness, yellow and bodiless eyes peer into the faces of Doc Savage and his crew. And when Monk vanishes inside a locked room, Doc leaps to the rescue - plunging straight into a vicious international maelstrom that could change the course of history!"

Original Publication: Bantam, January 1982
This Edition: Bantam, January 1982
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #109 and #110.

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One-Eyed Mystic and The Man Who Fell Up: Doc Savage

"One-Eyed Mystic - A criminal master of mind-control conspires to sell the ultimate weapon of terror and destruction to the Nazis. Only Doc and his daring crew can stop him. They trail their malevolent quarry to the frozen Arctic sea - and fall into an icy evil trap of machine guns, U-boats and sheer insanity! / The Man Who Fell Up - A sinister plot to destroy America is unleashed when a man is killed outside a New York skyscraper - by falling up! Doc Savage blasts into action, only to discover that two of his trusted aides have vanished! To save them and the nation, Doc alone must risk his life in a horrifying arena of torture, blood and murder!"

Original Publication: Bantam, June 1982
This Edition: Bantam, June 1982
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #111 and #112.

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The Talking Devil and The Ten Ton Stories: Doc Savage

"The Talking Devil - Doc Savage is the target of a new, malevolent foe - the spirit of the King of Evil, who utters murderous commands through an ancient Chinese Devil Doll. Is Doc cursed? Or has a maniacal criminal genius discovered the ultimate key to Doc's destruction? To survive, the Man of Bronze plunges into a terrifying struggle that can end only one way - death! /The Ten Ton Snakes - A war hero running for his life and a mysteriously heavy cargo of exotic snake skins and send Doc and his crew racing into the steaming jungles of Brazil. THere, the Man of Bronze unearths a bizarre secret buried for centuries - and battles a sinister force that marks him for instant execution!"

Original Publication: Bantam, December 1982
This Edition: Bantam, December 1982
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #113 and #114.

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Pirate Isle and The Speaking Stone: Doc Savage

"Pirate Isle - A murderous mad man is holding a South Sea atoll in terror. His aim? Nothing less than pirating the secret of turning sea water into gold. His obsession? Set a deadly trap - then obliterate the Man of Bronze and his bold crew! The Speaking Stone - To unlock the secret of a mysterious talking stone. Doc travels to an ancient utopia high in the mountains. A vicious army of vipers are hot on his heels, racing him to the city in the clouds. To get the secret, Doc's awesome talents are soon tested when he must protect the lives of his crew - and the lives of everyone in the city!"

Original Publication: Bantam, July 1983
This Edition: Bantam, July 1983
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #115 and #116.

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The Laugh of Death and The King of Terror: Doc Savage

"The Laugh of Death - Doc's trusty crew suddenly disappears. The only clue is an unearthly laughter that arises from nowhere and destroys the will. Doc, alone, must save his sidekicks before they die - but when the laughter attacks him, the Man of Bronze becomes the helpless puppet of evil! The King of Terror - A ruthless madman is plotting to rule the world. His ingenious plan involves an enigmatic woman, a psychotic surgeon, and a strange and powerful fog that muddles men's minds. First, they have to kill Doc Savage. And Doc's vengeance begins only after he is dead!"

Original Publication: Bantam, June 1984
This Edition: Bantam, June 1984
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #119 and #120.

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The Three Wild Men and The Fiery Menace: Doc Savage

"The Three Wild Men - The F.B.I. is after The Man of Bronze. The U.S. government believes he's conducting bizarre experiments to transform the world's wealthiest and most powerful men into brutal, mindless creatures. From posh New York apartments to murky Virginia swamps, Doc Savage races one step ahead of the G-men as he seeks the true evil genius behind the maniacal plot of worldwide terror! The Fiery Menace - A vampire is loose in the streets of Manhattan, and it's dropped off a corpse for a calling card at Doc Savage's doorstep. The Man of Bronze and his crew follow the trail of blood and murder to a remote Atlantic island where they uncover a million dollars in gold, a stolen Nazi submarine, and a shipload of danger, death, and fiery fist-crunching action!"

Original Publication: Bantam, October 1984
This Edition: Bantam, October 1984
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Lester Dent. Bantam Double #121 and #122.

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Devils of the Deep and The Headless Men: Doc Savage

"Devils of the Deep - A mysterious "sea monster" is sighted by fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Then a pirated submarine, using a powerful secret weapon, begins to terrorize shipping along the entire Atlantic seaboard. Hundreds die as warships of all nations join together to find and destroy the deadly menace. The chief suspects Doc Savage and his loyal crew! The Headless Men - A mad scientist has invented a way to decapitate people and let them live as his headless slaves. The Man of Bronze and his crew pursue this deadly genius to Central America, where they are all trapped and captured. Only Doc Savage can prevent the headless horde from taking over the world - but he is strapped to a sacrificial alter and is scheduled to lose his head at midnight!"

Original Publication: Bantam, December 1984
This Edition: Bantam, December 1984
Cover Art: Bob Larkin
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent. Bantam Double #123 and #124.

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Doc Savage: Python Isle

"The legendary man of bronze - in a thrilling new adventure series! Millions have read the adventures of Doc Savage, originally published from 1933-49 and reprinted by Bantam Books. Now, after more than forty years, Doc is back in an all-new novel based on an unpublished outline by Doc Savage's original creator - a tale that begins with a return from the dead and ends on...Python Isle. The world throught aviator Tom Franklin was dead. Years before, he had set out on a pioneering transpacific flight alone - and vanished. When he returned, as if from the dead, he and a mysterious woman flew a battered plane that had been repaired with plates of pure gold. Desperately seeking the help of Doc Savage, the mighty Man of Bronze, Franklin and his curvacious charge fall into the clutches of the diamond smuggler Blackbird Hinton and his cutthroat crew - but not before the bronze adventurer hears of their difficulty. There ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his men in a raging battle for control of one of history's most closely guarded mysteries. The lost secret of Python Isle!"

Original Publication: Bantam Falcon, October 1991
This Edition: Bantam Falcon, October 1991
Cover Art: Joe DeVito
Format: Paperback

Notes:

Written by Will Murray and Lester Dent.

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