- Full Description
For the first time in one edition, all five of the extremely rare Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected, authorized by the Ward estate. Contains the first three stories from 1935: "12 Must Die," "The Gray Creatures" and "The Shriveling Murders," as well as two unpublished stories, "Waves of Madness" and "The Red Mist of Death." As a bonus, Harold Ward's treatment for a Doctor Death comic strip is included. With an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray; interview with Ward's daughter.
Murray describes Doctor Death in his introduction: "...an example of one of those rare pulp experiments of the 1930s--a magazine built around a malevolent master villain. Others followed--The Mysterious Wu Fang, Dr. Yen Sin, The Octopus and The Scorpion--but Doctor Death was the first out of the box."
And from Doctor Death himself: "The Creator placed me here for a purpose," he went on..."That purpose was the destruction of science and scientists so that the world might be restored to its virgin state...Now I am allied to...Satan below. And yet you--fools that you are--attempt to hold me back."
- Additional Information
Item Code COMEDD Publisher Altus Publish Date 2017 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 361pg Color Text/b&w