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HISTORY OF THE DOC SAVAGE ADVENTURES

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HISTORY OF THE DOC SAVAGE ADVENTURES

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By Robert Michael Cotter. Doc Savage is the prototype of the modern fictional superhero. The character exploded onto 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, examining the paperbacks, pulps, comic books, radio and film.

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Doc Savage is the prototype of the modern fictional superhero. The character exploded onto 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, examining the paperbacks, pulps, comic books, radio and film.

This also looks at the many Doc Savage fanzines, and an appendix offers biographies of all major contributors to the series. Individual reviews of every single story, chronologically by the date written.

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Item Code HSDS
Publisher McFarland
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781476665986
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 234pg
Color Text/Full Color
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