Doc Savage - A History of the Doc Savage Adventures in Pulps, Paperbacks, Comics, Fanzine, Radio and Film
McFarland & Company (series)
- 233 Pages
- Lightly Illustrated In B&W
- Released: October 26, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
|Author:||Robert Michael "Bobb" Carter|
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Doc Savage is the prototype of the modern fictional superhero. The character exploded on the scene in 1933, with the Great Depression and the gathering clouds of war as a cultural backdrop. The adventure series is examined in relation to historical events and the changing tastes of readers, with special attention paid to the horror and science fiction elements. The artwork features illustrations, covers and original art. Chapters cover Doc Savage paperbacks, pulp magazines, comic books and fanzines, and an appendix offers biographies of all major contributors to the series.
Doc Savage is not only the prototype of the modern fictional superhero; he was also a seminal force in creating multimedia crossovers. The character exploded onto the scene in 1933, with the Great Depression and the gathering clouds of war as a cultural backdrop. The series is examined in relation to historic events and changing audience tastes, with special attention on the horror and science-fiction elements. The artwork features illustrations, covers, and original art. Appendices cover Doc Savage paperbacks, pulp magazines, comic books, and fanzines, and a biographical appendix covers all major contributors to the series.
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