The Pulp Era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed pulp novels. A series of corpses bearing the bloody sign of "The Crimson Serpent" sets Doc Savage on a trail to an ancient castle, modern-day conquistadors and the Fountain of Youth! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to South America to investigate the bizarre mystery of "The Exploding Lake" vaporized in a nuclear inferno.
This double-novel special leads off with thrill-packed color covers by Emery Clarke, from 1939 and 1946, and features Paul Orban's original interior illustrations. Plus a special Foreword by Mike W. Barr, historical commentary by Will Murray and a biographical profile of Golden Age Doc Savage Comics artist Elmer Stoner.
Stoner, little known today, illustrated Doc beginning in Doc Savage Comics #1, 1940, with the first Doc comics serial, Land of Terror, which had started in Shadow Comics #3. Stoner was already a comics vet, having been in DC legendary Detective Comics #1!