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Publication Order of Doc Savage Books

By: Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent
The Man of Bronze (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Terror (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest of the Spider (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Polar Treasure (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate of the Pacific (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Skull (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Oasis (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sargasso Ogre (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Czar of Fear (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom City (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brand of the Werewolf (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Shook the Earth (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meteor Menace (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monsters (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery on the Snow (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King Maker (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thousand-Headed Man (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Squeaking Goblin (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Cay (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Silver (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Magician (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Annihilist (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystic Mullah (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Snow (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Always-Night (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spook Legion / The Ghost Legion (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Sky (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Roar Devil (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest of Qui (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spook Hole (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Majii (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust of Death (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Melody (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fantastic Island (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Mirage (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Under the Sea (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Metal Master (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Men Who Smiled No More (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Agate Devils (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Ocean (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Spot (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midas Man (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Death (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The South Pole Terror (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resurrection Day (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanisher (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of Long Juju (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Derrick Devil (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mental Wizard (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terror in the Navy (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Eyes (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Fear (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Could Stop the World (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Island / Ost (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feathered Octopus (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Repel / The Deadly Dwarf (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Peril (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living-Fire Menace (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mountain Monster (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil on the Moon (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate's Ghost (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Motion Menace (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Submarine Mystery (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giggling Ghosts (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Munitions Master (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Terrors (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortress of Solitude (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Death (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Genghis (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Mesa (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yellow Cloud (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Freckled Shark (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World's Fair Goblin (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gold Ogre (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flaming Falcons (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merchants of Disaster (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimson Serpent (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison Island (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Man (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hex (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dagger in the Sky (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other World (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angry Ghost (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spotted Men (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil Gnome (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss of Terror (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Awful Egg (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flying Goblin (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tunnel Terror (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Purple Dragon (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devils of the Deep (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Awful Dynasty (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Men Vanished (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Playground (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bequest of Evil (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All-White Elf (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Man (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pink Lady (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Headless Men (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Eagle (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Island (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mindless Monsters (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Death (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Box Murders (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peril in the North (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rustling Death (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men of Fear (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Too-Wise Owl (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Forest (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate Isle (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Speaking Stone (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Fell Up (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Wild Men (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fiery Menace (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laugh of Death (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Died Twice (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Black Rock (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Terror (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waves of Death (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black, Black Witch (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of Terror (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Devil (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Running Skeletons (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery on Happy Bones (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mental Monster (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Below (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goblins (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Su (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spook of Grandpa Eden (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Had Yellow Eyes (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Derelict of Skull Shoal (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whisker of Hercules (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Devils (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pharaoh's Ghost (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Was Scared (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shape of Terror (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Valley (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jiu San (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satan Black (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Giant (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violent Night / The Hate Genius (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Fish (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ten Ton Snakes (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cargo Unknown (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock Sinister (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terrible Stork (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Joe Cay (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wee Ones (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Takes 7 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thing That Pursued (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble on Parade (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Screaming Man (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Measures for a Coffin (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Se-Pah-Poo (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror and the Lonely Widow (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Fathoms Dead (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death is a Round Black Spot (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colors for Murder (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Times a Corpse (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exploding Lake (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Little Houses (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil is Jones (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disappearing Lady (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target for Death (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Lady (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Lies East (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Light to Die By (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monkey Suit (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Kill Ames (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Over Lightly (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Died Yesterday (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pure Evil (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Wears No Shoes (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angry Canary (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swooning Lady (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Master (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return From Cormoral (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up From Earth's Center (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Spider (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wild Adventures Of Doc Savage Books

By: Will Murray, Kenneth Robeson
Python Isle (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Eyes (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frightened Fish (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jade Ogre (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight into Fear (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whistling Wraith (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Realm (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Desert Demons (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror in Gold (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Infernal Buddha (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death's Dark Domain (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miracle Menace (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skull Island (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom Lagoon (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Makers (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice Genius (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sinister Shadow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Satan's Spine (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glare of the Gorgon (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of Doom (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Calamity (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Doc Savage is a fictional character created by Kenneth Robeson, a house name by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage. Doc Savage was originally published during the 1930’s and 1940’s in the American Pulp Magazines. This heroic and adventurous character would later be featured in other media like radio, coming books, and later the adventures were reprinted for modern day audiences in a series of paperback novels. The paperback copies sold over 20 million copies worldwide by early 1980’s and since then Doc Savage has remained one of the most adored characters in the United States and has been referenced in many popular culture and novels. Savage is considered as the forerunner of the modern superheroes.

All of the original stories of Doc Savage were reprinted in paperback by Bantam Books between the 1960’s to 1990’s, and the series features over hundred books with The Whisker of Hercules marking the last book in the series. The reprints by Bantam Book garnered success, and an adaptation of the books into movies began almost immediately. Doc Savage main enemy in the series is John Sunlight, a Russian born who was introduced in the series in October 1938 in the novel, Fortress of Solitude. One of the key characteristics in Savage books is the threats, regardless of how fantastic they are, they all have a rational explanation. For instance, what is first assumed to be a giant spider is later revealed as a blimp.
In 1975, George Pal produced a film titled Doc Savage: the Man of Bronze that featured Ron Ely playing the role of Doc Savage. Unfortunately, the movie failed and performed poorly at the box office. Another film based on Savage stories includes Doc Savage: The Arch Enemy of Evil.

Shane Black has stated that he will direct a film adaptation of Sony Picture and Original Film based on the Doc Savage series. According to an interview, Black stated that he would like to feature Dwayne Johnson popularly known as “The Rock” as Doc Savage. On 30th May 2016, the renowned Hollywood actor, Johnson confirmed that he would be starring in the film.

The Man of Bronze

The Man of Bronze is the first novel in Doc Savage series featuring a superhero that many have come to refer him as the forerunner of the modern superheroes. He engages in deadly combat with the survivors of an ancient lost civilization. Then he is later joined by his crew as he embarks on a journey to find a lost treasure and destroy what is known as the Red Death.

Savage is a great inspiration for the 21st-century superheroes, more so Superman, even though he does not have any superpowers. However, he is highly trained, and this renders him into a superhuman. The first novel in the series features some elements of superheroes that would later inspire the likes of Jack Bannon and Dr. Quest

This first book is full of Anachronisms, and the inclusion of what many in the current world would consider as racist attitude. It is crucial to note that the book was written in different times and through years many things have evolved meaning that some of the details in the novel mean no offense.
In his missions, we regularly find Doc Savage backed up by his talented friends known as the Fabulous Five who are all experts in their fields, but they are never as good as Doc himself. The plot is well crafted, and there is more than Savage coming home from his fortress of solitude to find his friends gathers after the mysterious death of his father. This sends Doc Savage and the “Fabulous Five” on a deadly revenge mission against villains who want him and his friends dead.

Through this first installment, we also get a chance to know about an ancient kingdom that has been lost to the modern world. We also catch a glance of aerial gunfights, jumping out of skyscrapers, shark punching and get to know more about Savage, a man who says no to romance because it would interfere with his work.

The Thousand-Headed Man

Aided by a mysterious Chinaman, Doc Savage and his crew embark on an epic journey to the jungles of Indo-China in a desperate move to bring an end to the famous, Thousand-headed man.
Doc Savage is a man of mysterious origins and a strange individual an intelligent and a man of fabulous physical strength. He is, in other words, the product of science, for since birth he had been trained for only one purpose- the only one career which he now follows.

Every trick known to science had been incorporated in his early training, and his life was far from the usual one that humans live. Right from childhood, he dedicated two hours of intense training each single day; exercises intended not only to develop his muscles but also to improve his mental sharpness and physical senses. All his early life, Doc Savage had been dedicated to studying under masters of sciences, trades, profession until he possessed knowledge that not a single human being could.
The result of this upbringing led to the “birth” of a man who was an excellent combination of physical capacity and scientific genius. Mysterious even than the man himself was the career which Doc Savage life was dedicated- the art of helping others who are in trouble, helping those oppressed, and dealing with the villains who thought they were above the law. Doc Savage did all these “services” to the society without even accepting a dime even under any circumstances.

He assembled a group of five men to serve as his assistants- five individuals who were professional experts in their respective line of duties. The desire for adventure, excitement, and admiration for their leader was what held this group together and kept it surviving even the periods of great tribulations. Some men crave for art, money, women and some society- but for these five men, trouble was their specialization and fortunately for them, there was plenty of trouble around Doc as his path was always filled with danger, peril, and thrilling adventure.

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2 Responses to “Doc Savage”

  1. Name (required): 1 year ago

    why are the bantam books of doc savage so outrageously high i would love to buy them but they are financially out of reach. shame

    • Jon: 3 months ago

      I started collecting these back in junior high. I have the complete collection all in like new condition, and all in plastic sleeves. This includes the double issues, and the four-story omnibus ones that they printed toward the end of the run. I even have the 21 newer ones by Will Murray written as Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent unfinished works. Bantam started doing this in the late 60s, and they were actually only about $.45 each at that time. Guess times have changed.


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