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Publication Order of Doc Savage Books

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

Publication Order of Wild Adventures Of Doc Savage Books

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

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): 2 years 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

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    • Jon: 8 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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