List of Doc Savage novels

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List of Doc Savage novels
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Doc Savage Magazine, March 1933, "The Man of Bronze", illustrated by Walter M. Baumhofer.
List of Doc Savage novels
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Bantam Books paperback, "The Man of Bronze", October, 1964, illustrated by James Bama.

Doc Savage stories, 181 in total, first appeared in Conde Nast's Doc Savage Magazine pulps. The first story was The Man of Bronze in March, 1933 from the house name "Kenneth Robeson". John L. Nanovic was editor for 10 years, and planned and approved all story outlines. The early stories were pure pulp "supersagas",[1] as dubbed by Philip Jose Farmer, with rampaging dinosaurs and lost races, secret societies led by dastardly villains, fantastic gadgets and weapons, autogyros and zeppelins, death-dealing traps and hair-raising escapes, and plots to rule the earth. In the first few stories, Doc and his aides killed enemies without compunction. An editorial decision made them kill only when necessary[2] for a more adventurous kid-friendly magazine, unlike the bloodthirsty competitor The Shadow.

Doc Savage was the lead story, often illustrated with line drawings. Exciting covers were painted in bold colors by Walter M. Baumhofer. Other adventure stories filled up the back, and there was a letters column. Kids could join the Doc Savage Club complete with badge, or follow "The Doc Savage Method Of Self-development" to build muscle and memory. In Depression America, 10-cent pulps with hundred of pages were handed around barracks or bunkhouses or schoolyards, a popular form of entertainment when people were unemployed and poor, and fantastic stories detracted from real life. Lester Dent wrote most of the stories, with fill-ins by Harold A. Davis, Alan Hathway, and William Bogart that were overseen or rewritten by Dent.[3]

By 1938, as the economy improved, pulps were on the wane and faced competition from comic books. During World War II, ordinary men and women performed fantastic deeds daily in exotic corners of the world, and fantastic pulp adventures seemed childish. Charles Moran became editor in 1943 and changed the format to suspense and realism. Doc used fewer gadgets and standard detective tropes. By 1946, in Measures for a Coffin, Doc is busting crooked investment bankers. Doc pared down his team, working mainly with Monk and Ham, and sometimes alone. Successive editors carried this format, and Babette Rosmond retitled the magazine Doc Savage, Science Detective in 1947.

By this time, the Doc stories were shorter than other stories in the magazine. Covers rarely showed Doc anymore, becoming detective-generic, abstract or illustrating non-Doc stories. Dent may have recycled some generic detective stories as Doc tales; King Joe Cay features Doc working alone, in disguise, with no aides, gadgets, or headquarters, and an interest in the ladies. Alan Hathway's grisly The Mindless Monsters reads like a rejected Spider story. Experimenting with new formats, during 1947 Dent wrote five stories with a first-person narrator, an innocent person caught up in a Doc Savage adventure, with one story narrated by Pat Savage, I Died Yesterday. Still, sales fell.

The magazine went bi-monthly in 1947, then quarterly in 1949. Editor William de Grouchy was brought back to revive the magazine, and asked Dent to return to larger-than-life stories. Dent took a new direction, with Doc infiltrating Russia and outwitting "the Ivans". This story, eventually titled The Red Spider in the Bantam run, was killed and shelved by editor Daisy Bacon. She oversaw three pulp-style adventures for the last three issues, but the magazine was cancelled in 1949. In the last story, Up from Earth's Center, Doc delves into a cave in Maine and meets what may be actual demons, and runs screaming in terror. The saga had ended.[4]

Until 1964, when Bantam Books revived the pulps as paperbacks. A huge selling point were the striking photo-realistic covers of a vibrant, widow-peaked, shredded-shirted Doc painted by James Bama and later Bob Larkin, Boris Vallejo, and others. Bantam reprinted all the stories, concluding in 1990, but not in the original publication order, and a few stories were retitled. They started as single volumes with numbers. As the stories got shorter, Bantam combined double novels with numbers, and finally Doc Savage Omnibuses with four or five stories without numbers. The rejected The Red Spider manuscript was discovered in 1975 by Will Murray and published during the Bantam Books print run as #95.

In recent years, Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books, initially in association with Nostalgia Ventures for the first 16 releases, has reprinted all 182 (including the initially unpublished The Red Spider) of the Doc Savage stories from the thirties and forties, usually at least two to a volume, using Baumhofer covers, and some Bama covers for variant editions. The reprint project, 87 volumes in total, was completed in 2016.[5]

Doc Savage Magazine (1933)[edit]

Year Month Title / Bantam Retitle Series # Author Cover Artist Blurb Cast
1933 Mar The Man of Bronze 1 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer In his first adventure, having learned his father was murdered, Doc and his crew travel to Central American and Hidalgo to reach the "Valley of the Vanished" and battle the Feathered Serpent! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Apr The Land of Terror 2 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The "Smoke of Eternity" claims victims as Kar, master fiend, has his evil way. Doc and his friends follow a corpse-laden trail to a prehistoric crater and mortal combat with dinosaurs! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 May Quest of the Spider 3 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer When the Gray Spider undermines America's lumber industry, Doc's crew delves into the Louisiana swamps to battle voodoo cultists at the Castle of the Moccasin! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Jun The Polar Treasure 4 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer A map tattooed on the back of a blind violinist leads Doc's submarine Helldiver to the frozen north and a fabulous treasure. But Doc's crew is doubly-betrayed and stranded on the ice floes to die! Helldiver was inspired by the real-life Arctic submarine Nautilus. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Jul Pirate of the Pacific 5 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Tom Too, modern pirate king, has bigger plans: to conquer the entire Luzon Union (AKA Philippines). Doc and his crew survive murder attempts by the dozen in New York and aboard a liner before the final showdown in a tropic shark-infested bay. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Aug The Red Skull 6 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Sabotage at an Arizona dam, and the kidnapping of Monk's secretary, leads Doc's crew to Red Skull Canyon - and a world-class industrial secret that can turn solid rock into molten lava! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Sep The Lost Oasis 7 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer A missing aviatrix and a vanished zeppelin lead Doc's crew to a remote oasis in the Sahara rife with carnivorous plants, vampire bats - and a legion of slaves mining diamonds! The fictional airship Aeromunde is based on the real-life Dixmude. This issue introduced the Doc Savage Club and its signature Code of Doc Savage. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Oct The Sargasso Ogre 8 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer An ocean liner is hijacked to the forbidding Sargasso Sea amid an armada of ancient rotting hulks. Doc and his crew enlist a bevy of "Amazons" to fight modern-day pirates and a giant who tests Doc's strength to the limit! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Nov The Czar of Fear 9 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The hooded Green Bell has paralyzed Prosper City. Doc uses money, guile, and gadgets to hunt the fiend - all while dodging charges of murder! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1933 Dec The Phantom City 10 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer A white-haired girl speaking no known language leads Doc's submarine Helldiver deep into Arabia's Rub' al Khali. Monk picks up Habeas Corpus as the crew battles Mohallet and his white-furred beast-men. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Jan Brand of the Werewolf 11 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer In the Canadian Northwest forest, Doc meets his beautiful cousin Pat Savage as they hunt for his uncle Alex's murderer, a mysterious ivory cube, and a werewolf-head mark that means death for anyone seeking the pirate Sir Henry Morgan's lost treasure. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1934 Feb The Man Who Shook the Earth 12 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Chile's mine owners are being killed by earthquakes. Doc vows to stop the "First Little White Brother" before he crushes a nation for war materiel! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Mar Meteor Menace 13 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer From Chile to Tibet, Doc trails the evil Mo-Gwei and his henchmen Shrops and Saturday Loo. Doc risks all to stop the Blue Meteor that destroys men's minds - including an engagement to be married! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Apr The Monsters 14 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Monster-men twelve feet tall terrorize the North Woods. Doc must discover the fiendish mastermind before he looses an unstoppable army of giants on nearby cities! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 May The Mystery on the Snow 15 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer In the frozen north, trying to secure a miracle metal, Doc and his crew fight fierce cold, kidnappings, treachery, mysterious disappearances - and the advances of a dark-eyed girl-detective named Midnat D'Avis. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Jun The King Maker 16 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The small Balkan nation of Calbia is undergoing political turmoil, and it seems their Kingmaker has chosen Doc for their new monarch. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Jul The Thousand-Headed Man 17 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer From the fogs of London to the jungles of Indo-China, Doc and his men follow the trail of the three mysterious black "keys" to an ancient lost city guarded by equally ancient terror known as the Thousand-Headed Man. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Aug The Squeaking Goblin 18 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc and his men hunt for (and are hunted by) a coonskin-clad figure who fires disappearing bullets from a rifle that squeaks instead of roars, only to disappear whenever pursued. Why is he stirring up a feud in the Kentucky mountains? How can Doc intervene when he and his men are viewed as outsiders by the hill folk, many of whom believe that the Squeaking Goblin is on their side? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1934 Sep Fear Cay 19 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer In a frantic chase from New York to the Caribbean, Doc and his crew meet a movie star, a surprisingly spry white-bearded sailor who claims to be a hundred and thirty years old, an eerie menace that reduces men to skeletons and a pack of villains who manage to outmaneuver Doc at every turn in their quest for a "Fountain of Youth" hidden somewhere on Fear Cay. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1934 Oct Death in Silver 20 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer While Long Tom, Johnny and Renny are away working in Europe, London and South Africa respectively, Doc's aides Monk and Ham and his cousin Pat are captured by the Silver Death's-Heads gang, forcing Doc to operate on his own until he is able to rescue them and mount an assault on the gang's submarine, lurking somewhere in the waters around Manhattan. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Pat
1934 Nov The Sea Magician 21 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc Savage's aide Johnny disappears while investigating reports that the ghost of King John is terrorizing villagers in the English countryside. Doc, Monk and Ham come to find him and soon find much more than they could ever have imagined. Is the priceless treasure of King John merely the stuff of legend or is it actually gold scientifically extracted from seawater? Doc, Monk, Ham, (Johnny)
1934 Dec The Annihilist 22 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc and three of his crew, plus cousin Pat, investigate why criminals all over Manhattan are dropping dead with their eyes popping out, with the finger of suspicion leveled at Doc himself. Caught in the crossfire of three different groups trying to keep him out of it, Doc is hampered by the fact that the "College" where he sends criminals for rehabilitation is squarely in the middle of it. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Pat
1935 Jan The Mystic Mullah 23 Richard Sale / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Two mysterious strangers from the fabled Asian Kingdom of Tanan arrive in New York City, seeking Doc Savage's aid from the supernatural menace of the green "soul slaves" hunting them on the behest of the unearthly Mystic Mullah! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1935 Feb Red Snow 24 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The unseasonable Red Snow falls in Florida, disintegrating everything upon which it falls, melting it away along with itself. It's weapon of the ARK, a sinister foreign power that demands total surrender to prevent the Red Snow from blanketing the entire nation! Doc, Monk, Ham, Pat
1935 Mar Land of Always-Night 25 W. Ryerson Johnson / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc and his crew follow the trail of the hideous white-faced killer Ool to a lost civilization hidden in underground caverns beneath the Arctic. That would be adventure enough but a group of New York gangsters seek to loot it like modern-day Conquistadors! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1935 Apr The Spook Legion 26 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer An army of invisible men, all of them hardened criminals, go on a rampage in Manhattan, robbing rich operagoers, snatching jewels and money, spying in police headquarters, setting traps and brutalizing people. How can Doc fight an enemy he can't see? By beating them at them at the game by also becoming invisible! Doc, Monk, Ham
1935 May The Secret in the Sky 27 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer How could it possible for someone to be killed in San Francisco and the body turn up in New York with the hour? Balls of fires streak across the sky accompanied by peals of thunder, deepening the mystery as a criminal gang robs banks and mansions all over the country, only to disappear without a trace! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1935 Jun The Roar Devil 28 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The Roar Devil shook the earth, stopped all sound and commanded a vast organization of criminals who terrorized Powertown. Is the feisty private investigator Retta Kenn actually there to help Doc and his crew or is she in literally in league the Devil? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1935 Jul The Quest of Qui / Quest of Qui 29 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Ancient Vikings attack a luxury yacht off the coast of New York and invisible killers commit murder with alarm clocks. Johnny is captured and frozen solid in a block of Arctic ice, while Doc is kidnapped and enslaved by the same chilling menace. Every step is fraught with peril in the quest of Qui. This issue introduces the 23-part Doc Savage Method of Self-Development series. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1935 Aug Spook Hole 30 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The trail of a one-armed man of mystery leads Doc and his crew to the far reaches of South America and a fabulous secret treasure hidden on the Patagonian island known as Spook Hole. Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, (Long Tom,) Pat
1935 Sep The Majii 31 J. Allan Dunn / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The Majii is ancient and immortal master of mystic arts worshipped throughout Jondore. His discipline Rama Tura, a "living dead man" carried to and fro in a coffin by his acolytes, is working wonders in New York City, turning pebbles and costume jewelry into real gems, sales of which are donated to charity, earning him accolades, but he leaves a trail of corpses in his wake. Anyone who is too curious about the Majii's disciple die mysteriously and Doc and his men become dangerously curious about that. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1935 Oct Dust of Death 32 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer The tiny South American republics of Santa Amoza and Delezon were already at war when the mysterious, hooded figure known only as "The Inca in Gray" began killing people on both sides of the conflict with his deadly dust. When Doc and his crew come to broker peace, they find soon themselves up literally against the wall—facing a firing squad! Doc, Monk, Ham, (Long Tom)
1935 Nov Murder Melody 33 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer Death comes from both above and below, as the Pacific Northwest is shaken by earthquakes while strange floating figures fill the sky striking terror with their deadly dirge. Doc and his crew race to Vancouver to oppose this alien menace, but can even Doc's most advanced super-science match that of the flying Zoromen? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1935 Dec The Fantastic Island 34 W. Ryerson Johnson / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Johnny disappears while on an archaeological expedition to the Galapagos Island. Monk, Hank and Pat investigate, only to be taken prisoner by the sinister Count Ramadanoff. Doc, Renny and Long Tom pick up their trail from New York City to the Count's island empire, which is guarded by man-eating crabs and prehistoric lizards. Will they triumph or join the enslaved castaways forced to dig for a fabled treasure buried somewhere on the island? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom, Pat
1936 Jan Murder Mirage 35 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer A blizzard in July and a dead woman etched in glass lead Doc and crew to Saharan tombs guarded by Bedouins and The All-Wise One! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1936 Feb Mystery Under the Sea 36 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer A mutilated man makes his way to Doc's headquarters but dies before he can tell them anything. Even so, Doc and his crew are soon on the trail of modern-day pirate Captain Flamingo and ruthless heiress Diamond Eve Post, racing to the Caribbean to claim the lost science of TAZ, ancient outpost of Atlantis. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1936 Mar The Metal Master 37 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc and his crew face a powerful new weapon that can liquefy metal as a criminal genius who calls himself the Metal Master demonstrates his power to destroy ships, planes and even entire skyscrapers at will. Can the Man of Bronze defeat a man who can sap the strength of the sturdiest steel? Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Long Tom)
1936 Apr The Men Who Smiled No More 38 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer A criminally controlled chemical compound turns people into mindless zombies. That's horrific enough, but it's just the first step in a fiendish plot to undermine the world diamond market with zombie-manufactured synthetic gems. One misstep on Doc's part and he, his crew and his cousin Pat may end up working for the sinister zombie master rather than against him! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1936 May The Seven Agate Devils 39 Martin E. Baker / Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer Doc, Monk and Ham traverse California from Los Angeles to it most remote deserts and canyons via airship to expose the Camphor Wraith who murders men in darkness and leaves behind a smoking statuette of Satan. Doc, Monk, Ham
1936 Jun The Haunted Ocean 40 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer As strange disturbances emanate from the ocean floor, a world-famous oceanographer turns up dead at Doc's door. After New York City's power is shut off for several hours, the President himself asks Doc to intervene on behalf of the United States against the threat of "The Man of Peace" to destroy every nation's capability to make war, even in self-defense. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1936 Jul The Black Spot 41 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer Pat Savage is a guest at millionaire Andrew Vandersleeve's party when the host is found dead, a tiny black spot over his heart. Soon, others are dropping dead the same way. Can Doc and his crew unravel the mystery of the "Black Spot Murders" before the mad killer strikes again? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1936 Aug The Midas Man 42 Lester Dent Walter M. Baumhofer A wealthy Philadelphia banker disappears with twenty million dollars of the bank's money. Is he the perpetrator of a fraud or the victim of one? Doc steps into the matter to prevent financial chaos on Wall Street from crashing the market. But the mastermind behind this scheme to control the world's wealth is always a step ahead, because he can read minds! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny
1936 Sep Cold Death 43 Lawrence Donovan Walter M. Baumhofer Doc Savage meets VAR, who wields the deadly "Cold Light" and challenges Doc in a fight to the death with the world at stake! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom
1936 Oct The South Pole Terror 44 Lester Dent John Philip Falter A boat turns up in Long Island Sound, its passenger dead fro acute sunburn. The solution to this mystery takes Doc and his crew to Antarctica, racing adventuress Velma Crale, who seeks a fabulous treasure of platinum and gold and will stop at nothing to get to it first. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny,) Long Tom
1936 Nov Resurrection Day 45 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Dc Savage develops a process that can a dead person back to life, but the elements are so rare that it can only be done once. After much deliberation, Doc decides to resurrect the wisest man in history, Solomon. But, through the vilest of trickery, the mummy of the wickedest pharaoh to ever rule Egypt is brought back to life instead. Rather than go along with his benefactors, the Pharaoh forces them to help him rebuild his lost empire. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1936 Dec The Vanisher 46 Lester Dent Robert George Harris A horrible hunchback liberates twenty convicts from a maximum-security prison by causing them to vanish from their cells and reappear elsewhere. The same power that can break people out of any prison can also be used to break into any vault, anywhere in the world! Doc, Monk, Ham
1937 Jan Land of Long Juju / Land of Long Ju Ju 47 Lawrence Donovan Robert George Harris After Renny goes missing in Africa, Doc and his crew travel to the remote African kingdom, where they thwart a scheme by The Shimba to overthrow its rulers and loot its mineral wealth of rare red diamonds. Hastily rewritten to change the setting from Central America to Africa, hence the references to "four-inch-long vicious man-eating fish" (piranha) and other jarring incongruities. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny,) Johnny, Pat
1937 Feb The Derrick Devil 48 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Pink jelly creatures gush from Oklahoma oil wells to destroy anything in the path. Vida Carlaw believes that Tomahawk Tant is using them to frighten her fellow owners into abandoning their previously prosperous wells so that he can buy up their leases. It's a good old-fashioned Wild West range war in which one side controls monstrous blobs oozing up out of the underworld. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1937 Mar The Mental Wizard 49 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Doc and his crew pursue the mysterious golden-haired (actual gold, not blonde) "Z", a woman with powerful telepathic and hypnotic mental abilities, and her abductors to the jungles of South America and "Klantic", a mile-long statue of an Egyptian pharaoh that puts the Sphinx to shame. Can the long-missing aviatrix Amber O'Neel help them solve the mystery—or, like Z, is she part of it? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1937 Apr The Terror in the Navy 50 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Battleships and destroyers are being rendered helpless by an impossibly powerful force. With Pat and his crew, Doc Savage faces Braun, a master criminal demanding a hundred million dollar ransom for immunity from the effects of this unknown force. Does Braun really control it or is he just cashing in on the panic? If so, what is the actual cause of the Terror in the Navy? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1937 May Mad Eyes 51 Lawrence Donovan Robert George Harris An exact double threatens to destroy Doc Savage's reputation while accidental deaths at a railroad yard are attributed to slimy crawling reptiles floating in the air and criminals plot to contaminate the country's water supply and hold the citizenry hostage for the antidote. This issue concludes the 23-part Doc Savage Method of Self-Development series. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1937 Jun The Land of Fear 52 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Robert George Harris Following their defeat in the Civil War, Confederate expatriates established Genlee, a hidden enclave in Africa named for General Robert E. Lee, where they could continue their traditional slave-based plantation economy. Now, seventy-five years later, "Greens" Gordon uses the "skeleton death" to force Genlee to cede their unique hybrid rubber trees to him and monopolize this vital raw material. This issue introduces the 17-part Jujitsu series. Doc, Monk, Ham
1937 Jul He Could Stop The World 53 Lawrence Donovan Robert George Harris Doc Savage's own men willingly desert him when struck by the wave sf the Mind Changing Monster, emanating from an incredible fortress high in the Sierras. Ruthless, omnipotent, preparing to rule the world, this mad genius now matches wits and will against those of the mighty Man of Bronze. Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1937 Aug Ost / The Magic Island 54 Lester Dent Robert George Harris A fabulous city floats like a phosphorescent fantasy over the watery waste of the Pacific. Those who witness this miraculous sight fid themselves gifted with superhuman powers until the coming the dawn, when it all vanishes. Doc Savage and his crew find their investigation of this mystery hampered by both a crime kingpin and a ruthless heiress equally determined to discover the secret of Ost. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1937 Sep The Feathered Octopus 55 Lester Dent Robert George Harris The monstrous financial manipulator High Lar, his wife Lo Lar and their gang execute a dangerous plot to gain control of all of the world's airlines. Knowing that Doc Savage may try to foil their plans, they lure him into a trap with a bogus appeal to his humanity before he can get wind of their evil scheme. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny, Long Tom,) Pat
1937 Oct Repel / The Deadly Dwarf 56 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Cadwiller Olden was only three feet tall, but he was the most dangerous man on Earth. With his legion of brutal giants and control of a massive energy force stronger than gravity, the murderous midget begins an all-out assault on all of the free nations of the world. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny, Long Tom)
1937 Nov The Sea Angel 57 Lester Dent Robert George Harris Unscrupulous Wall Street financiers are disappearing one by one, immediately following public revelation of their shady dealings. Doc and his crew arrange a phony swindle in which Monk seeming cheats Ham out of his fortune in order to flush out the kidnappers. The abductor isn't human but a silver winged monster with a deadly touch who, like Doc, seeks to punish those who seem to be beyond the reach of the law. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1937 Dec The Golden Peril 58 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Robert George Harris The source of Doc's great wealth is under attack! Gold shipments from Hidalgo are being intercepted and those transporting it brutally murdered. President Carlos Avispa has been overthrown by The Leader, a flamboyant dictator who has set his sights on "Valley of the Vanished" and its ancient Mayan gold mines. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny,) Long Tom
1938 Jan The Living-fire Menace / The Living Fire Menace 59 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Emery Clarke Nations arming for international conflict engage in a behind-the-scenes mineral war that threatens to upset the balance of power. At the center of this rising storm of war is the Cavern of the Living Fire that agents of all of the nation seek to claim for their own. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1938 Feb The Mountain Monster 60 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Harold Winfield Scott A monster from Indian legend comes in the night in the midst of a raging storm, bringing terror and horror to peaceful Arcadia Valley. It transform an Alaskan paradise into a panic-stricken, fear-blanched Hell. Can even the Man of Bronze stop it? Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1938 Mar Devil on the Moon 61 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A badly-burned man dressed in green who has been missing for two years apparently falls from the sky on a meteor. He claims to have been on the Moon and promptly disappears. Aided by Pat and his crew, Doc adopts an elaborate disguise to infiltrate a gang of criminals led by Donald Lurgent, the chief lieutenant for the mastermind whom he calls "The Moon on the Moon". Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1938 Apr The Pirate's Ghost 62 Lester Dent Emery Clarke An old scientist dies in the desert of Death Valley, using his last breath to tell the drifter who tried to save him to get a mysterious steel box to Doc Savage at all costs. The scientist has been working on a "spirit radio" to communicate with the dead. While most people would want such a device to speak to lost loved ones, a criminal gang wants it to learn where a long-dead pirate captain buried his treasure. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1938 May The Motion Menace 63 W. Ryerson Johnson / Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc Savage and his cousin Pat face a supreme challenge: a machine that makes all modern weapons useless. A gang of international thieves now in control of this invention raise their sights from controlling a city to subordinating a state to conquering a country to whipping the world! Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1938 Jun The Submarine Mystery 64 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Forsooth! After a Navy submarine is destroyed off Boston harbor, one of the survivors rescued from the wreckage can only speak in Elizabethan English. When other subs begin disappearing under similar circumstances, Doc and his crew investigate only to be captured and transported to a remote island in the South Atlantic where a long-lost English colony has remained isolated for three centuries. Doc, Monk, Ham
1938 Jul The Giggling Ghosts 65 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Fear of ghosts that give people the giggles become a terrifying reality to people already threatened by earthquakes. The Society for the Relief of Gas Victims claims to have the cure for the giggles, but the ghosts seem poised to have the last laugh. It's no laughing matter of Doc and his crew as they plunge into this breathtaking adventure. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1938 Aug The Munitions Master 66 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke The horrific "Burning Death" is unleashed on French soldiers while Doc Savage is in Paris working with medical consortium. Through the machinations of Carloff Traniv, an emergency conclave of world leaders hold Doc responsible and order his immediate apprehension. To clear his name, Doc must clear his name before the Munitions Master can complete his scheme to arm every side of another World War. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1938 Sep The Red Terrors 67 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke Adventurer Harold Day is attacked by strange red men aboard the tramp steamer Muddy Mary in the South Atlantic. News of this bizarre event reaches Doc and his crew, whose investigate brings them into the crossfire of an evil doctor bent on unleashing a diphtheria pandemic and the survivors of the same lost civilization previously encountered Mystery Under the Sea. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1938 Oct Fortress of Solitude 68 Lester Dent Emery Clarke The deepest mysteries of Doc Savage are finally revealed as John Sunlight, poetic genius of evil, discovers the innermost secrets of the Arctic refuge known as the Fortress of Solitude. Here Doc has hidden the super-scientific weapons confiscated during the course of his career along with inventions of his own for which the world is not yet ready. Read or not, here they come! This issue concludes the 17-part Jujitsu series. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1938 Nov The Green Death 69 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke Word comes that Johnny has succumbed to the mysterious "Green Death" while working in South America. Doc and his crew travel to the Matta Grosso jungle to learn the truth about Johnny and find a cure for the Green Death before it can spread. This issue introduces the 7-part Doc Savage Method of Self-Defense series. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1938 Dec The Devil Genghis 70 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A fantastic horror has comes out of the polar regions: a menace so bizarre that it caused men to go insane! Doc Savage and his crew penetrate the rugged interior of Outer Mongolia to find the source of this mystery and smash it: the evil genius of John Sunlight. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny)
1939 Jan Mad Mesa 71 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc Savage awakens to discover that he's in another man's body and imprisoned in a penitentiary, serving a life sentence! Hundreds will die unless Doc can escape and solve the mystery of the mesa madness in an adventure the ranges from New York to Ohio to Utah and points west. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1939 Feb The Yellow Cloud 72 Evelyn Coulson / Lester Dent Emery Clarke Testing the Army's new X-Ship off the Carolina coast, Renny disappears into a malignant yellow cloud. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, Pat
1939 Mar The Freckled Shark 73 Lester Dent Emery Clarke An anomalous shark skin leads Doc's crew to the Florida Keys to confront a ruthless dictator and the adventuresome "Henry Peace" about looted treasure. Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny
1939 Apr World's Fair Goblin 74 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke An eight-foot-tall monster haunts the 1939 New York World's Fair, doing the bidding of the scientific genius who created it as the first of an army of giant. Can Doc and his crew stop this would-be world ruler from harnessing the tremendous electrical power of the Accumulator before it's too late? Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Pat
1939 May The Gold Ogre 75 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Meet the next generation of adventurers—Don Worth, B. Elmer Dexter, Mental Byron and Funny Tucker—as they help Doc, Monk and Ham solve the mysterious golden dwarves and fits of insanity plaguing Crescent City. This novel was a trail balloon for a spinoff series featured a teenage version of Doc and his crew that never materialized. This issue concludes the 7-part Doc Savage Method of Self-Defense series. Doc, Monk, Ham
1939 Jun The Flaming Falcons 76 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Hideous-looking birds burst into flame and vanish, harbingers of death that lead Doc and his crew from the Arizona desert to the jungles of Indo-China, where they discover the secret of the incendiary birds and a plot to control the world's rubber supply. Doc, Monk, Ham
1939 Jul Merchants of Disaster 77 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke First, strange lights appear in the sky over Washington D.C. Them, Army troops across the country begin dying of suffocation. The War Department asks Doc and his crew to investigate a mystery that takes them from Capitol to the Golden Gate Bridge on an adventure that literally takes one's breath away. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny, Long Tom)
1939 Aug The Crimson Serpent 78 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke Renny is constructing a dam in the wilds of Arkansas, where men are being murdered and corpses marked with the sign of the Crimson Serpent. Doc, Monk and Ham fly to Arkansas on an advanced new airship to find Renny only to run into an ancient castle full of what appear to be 16th Century Conquistadors guarding the legendary Fountain of Youth! Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny)
1939 Sep Poison Island 79 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc investigates as ships cursed with an Evil Eye, including Pat's schooner transporting gold from Hidalgo, go missing in the Caribbean in an act of piracy on the high seas that threatens to plunge the United States into war! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Pat
1939 Oct The Stone Man 80 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Deep in Arizona's Painted Desert, Doc finds a black arrowhead that leads him and his crew to mysterious men hiding in mists—and even more men who have been turned to solid stone! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom
1939 Nov Hex 81 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke Hannah, a long-dead witch, again stalks Salem, Massachusetts, and strikes citizens with madness. When Renny is afflicted and Monk jailed, Doc cracks a haunted house with a dangerous secret. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny,) Johnny, Pat
1939 Dec The Dagger in the Sky 82 Lester Dent Emery Clarke The accursed obsidian knife of Kukulkan materializes from thin air and disappears after bizarre murders, leading Doc and his crew to the South American republic of Cristobal, where war is brewing with neighboring Hispanola, spurred by the appearance of a two-hundred-foot-high black dagger in the sky! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1940 Jan The Other World 83 Lester Dent Emery Clarke When a man dressed in buckskins sells fine furs never before seen, Doc and his aids fly to the polar wastes and deep into the Earth to find a savage land still ruled by dinosaurs. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1940 Feb The Angry Ghost 84 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke The Army is helpless as an invisible force crumbles fort walls, gun emplacements, tanks, and trucks. Doc Savage chases the "angry ghost" from Washington to Boston to learn its deadly secret and rescue his missing men. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1940 Mar The Spotted Men 85 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke The disappearance of a millionaire steel magnate and troubles at his mill bring Doc and his crew to Lake Erie, where they discovered that workers are breaking out in red spot and going berserk. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny, Long Tom,) Pat
1940 Apr The Evil Gnome 86 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A wizened little man in Missouri who appears to possess supernatural powers is the mastermind behind an infallible and untraceable murder-for-hire scheme being offered to foreign governments. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny)
1940 May The Boss of Terror 87 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Shady millionaires, all named Smith, are being struck down by lightning—out a clear blue sky! Doc and his crew track a conspiracy to gain control of various American industries to a remote laboratory in Maine. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1940 Jun The Awful Egg 88 Lester Dent Emery Clarke In the Dakota Badlands, Johnny investigates a prehistoric egg that may have hatched a dinosaur—one that protects a literal mountain of gold that has drawn three gangs into war. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1940 Jul The Flying Goblin 89 William G. Bogart Emery Clarke Doc's crime-curing "College" in upstate New York is partially destroyed by a manmade meteor, freeing dangerous unreformed inmates. Doc and his crew must recapture them while foiling a plot to provoke wars in Europe with the weapon that freed them. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny,) Long Tom
1940 Aug Tunnel Terror 90 William G. Bogart Emery Clarke A weird mist envelops men working on the Yellow Dam construction site, turning them into ossified corpses. Doc and his crew arrive on the scene as ancient giant skeletons are unearthed, further panicking the workers. Can anything stop this seemingly supernatural menace from reaching the nearby state capital? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1940 Sep The Purple Dragon 91 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Emery Clarke A dragon breathing smoke and flame drives criminals to confess ancient crimes. Doc and his aids track suspects across Texas and Mexico to learn the truth about the dragon's "magic". Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1940 Oct Devils of the Deep 92 Harold A. Davis Emery Clarke A tentacled monster drags down ships, a rogue submarine pirates others, and rioters kill G-Men near Doc's Hidalgo Warehouse, so Doc outfits the Helldiver and goes hunting in Atlantic waters. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1940 Nov The Awful Dynasty 93 William G. Bogart Emery Clarke A priceless Egyptian scroll may be the guide to the fabulous treasure in the tomb of a forgotten Pharaoh, but a glowing blue scarab brings horrible death to everyone who attempts to decipher it. Pat joins Doc and his crew in Egypt as they try to unlock the secret of the lost pyramid of Cheops. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom, Pat
1940 Dec The Men Vanished 94 Lester Dent Emery Clarke One by one, members of the Explorers Club have disappeared in the Amazon. Doc and his crew fly to a high plateau only to be dropped into a stone arena to fight a giant jaguar! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, Pat
1941 Jan The Devil's Playground 95 Alan Hathway Emery Clarke Ghastly murders in the North Woods of Michigan are attributed to the "Devil's Tomahawks" of a legendary Indian spirit called Michabou. Can modern science prevail against a supernatural being who can slash a man to pieces where he stands? Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1941 Feb Bequest of Evil 96 William G. Bogart Emery Clarke Monk inherits a remote Canadian estate, and trouble. Before long, Doc's crew are fighting for their lives in the Arctic to free slaves of the power-mad Lucky Napoleon. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom
1941 Mar The All-White Elf 97 Lester Dent Emery Clarke The appearance of a strange white elf precedes a sudden blinding light that causes severe illness to all who are exposed to it. Doc and his crew was find a defense against the deadly light and its otherworldly albino harbinger. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1941 Apr The Golden Man 98 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A golden naked man fished from the Atlantic is praised as a prophet - and plied for blackmail by a vicious gang. As Doc tries to crack the mystery, he's astounded when the Golden Man reveals secrets of Doc's own birth! Doc, (Monk, Ham,) Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1941 May The Pink Lady 99 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A young woman who's entirely pink - skin, hair, eyes, and teeth - burns to death before Doc can reach her. Soon other people are turning up pink and in deadly danger, including Monk! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1941 Jun The Headless Men 100 Alan Hathway Emery Clarke A sizzling horror decapitates men yet leaves them alive. Doc tracks a mercenary gang to an Aztec castle in Central America, only to be shot down and strapped to a sacrificial altar! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom
1941 Jul The Green Eagle 101 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc adopts an elaborate disguise to investigate mysterious events at a Wyoming dude ranch. The only clue is a cheap pocket puzzle featuring a green eagle with leaden feathers. It's a Wild West adventure in modern times, complete with claim-jumping outlaws seeking the location of a hidden gold mine. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1941 Aug Mystery Island 102 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Rogues have demonstrated they can crumble a Pacific Island out of existence. Doc and his crew fly and fight to discover the murder machine before the schemers blackmail the world's island nations. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1941 Sep The Mindless Monsters 103 Alan Hathway Emery Clarke All over New York City, innocent men turn into raving maniacs with superhuman strength and unstoppable stamina before they wither away. Doc Savage is hampered by black news: He's sought as the leader of the macabre marauders! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1941 Oct Birds of Death 104 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Missing men are found dead - or not dead - while gangsters kidnap canaries all over the city. Doc and his crew journey to a remote lake in Africa to learn the deadly secrets of both. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1941 Nov The Invisible Box Murders / The Invisible-Box Murders 105 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Rich men are threatened with death, and queer cellophane boxes, unless they pay up. Doc Savage must learn the truth, because he's accused of the murders and the boxes keep disappearing. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1941 Dec Peril in the North 106 Lester Dent Emery Clarke 250 people abandoned in the Arctic will die, but Doc must solve the mystery of a blue dog and a dead dictator before he can race to their rescue. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Jan The Rustling Death 107 Alan Hathway Emery Clarke Wartime Washington DC panics as Ham Brooks witnesses the "rustling death" that drops men dead and tears airplanes apart mid-flight. Doc and his aide seek the murderous Krag before the fiend can sell the secret to the enemy. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Feb Men of Fear 108 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Monk, Ham, and Johnny are suddenly fearful of their lives, adventures, and Doc's safety because of a talk with "Henry". Doc tracks the mysterious mentor to a fortress on a Caribbean island where thugs plot murder and treason. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1942 Mar The Too-Wise Owl 109 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A common owl and a dunderhead boy are sudden geniuses. Doc and his crew seek the inventor of the mysterious "Vitamin M" before it falls into foreign hands. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Apr The Magic Forest 110 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc and his aides thread a silent Alaskan forest and trek across a blinding glacier to find a man bent on revenge to protect his "Magic Forest". Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1942 May Pirate Isle 111 Lester Dent Emery Clarke On a South Pacific ocean liner, Johnny has turned up nude, mad, and throwing snowballs. Doc and his crew fight modern day pirates to reach a remote island where a tortured genius is wresting gold(?) from seawater. Doc, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Jun The Speaking Stone 112 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Monk and Ham have gone missing in South America, but Monk's voice "speaks" from a small blue stone. Battling the mercenaries of El Gorrion, Doc's crew finds a hidden death-trapped city impossibly high in the Andes Mountains. Doc, (Monk, Ham,) Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Jul The Man Who Fell Up 113 Lester Dent Charles DeFeo A dead man falls up into an eerie green fog blanketing the city. Soon Doc and his crew are grappling with foreign agents - friends and foes - to learn the secret of "Compound Monk". This issue has the "United We Stand" American flag cover used across the entire Street & Smith product line that month. Doc, Monk, Ham, (Renny, Johnny, Long Tom,) Pat
1942 Aug The Three Wild Men 114 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Prominent men go mad in capital cities while mind-numbing terror paralyzes investigators, and the FBI pins the rap on Doc Savage! Dodging the law and thugs, Doc delves into Virginia's dismal swamp to stop the plot of a utopian madman. Doc, Monk, Ham
1942 Sep The Fiery Menace 115 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A flaming vampire, a corpse in a chandelier, and Monk reduced to a cowering idiot leads Doc, Pat, Ham, and Long Tom to a remote Maine island and a missing wartime treasure. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Pat
1942 Oct The Laugh of Death 116 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A bank robbery in Mexico and the kidnapping of Doc's aids leads the Man of Bronze on a chase up and down the Atlantic Seaboard to find the diabolical weapon that "laughs" men into insanity, catatonia, and death. Doc, Monk, (Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom,) Pat
1942 Nov They Died Twice 117 Lester Dent Emery Clarke An "ancestral memory" machine reveals Doc's father committed a crime, so he must fly to the Mayan "Valley of the Vanished" to make amends—and reunite with Princess Monja. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1942 Dec The Devil's Black Rock 118 Lester Dent Emery Clarke An Arizona prospector finds an unknown black rock that generates a near-atomic explosion. Doc Savage must battle steel-fanged dogs, cannon fire, and an army of thugs to keep the secret from the Nazis. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1943 Jan The Time Terror 119 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A pterodactyl terrorizing the Canadian prairie leads Doc's crew to northern wastes and a savage land - and a secret that may mean extinction for the white race! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, Pat
1943 Feb Waves of Death 120 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Mysterious pillars of light and thundering tidal waves bring death to people along Lake Michigan. Doc races to the scene to find his kidnapped aides and the source of an earth-shattering force. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1943 Mar The Black, Black Witch 121 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Finally given a war assignment, Doc and Monk parachute into Occupied France to prevent the Nazis from exploiting the prophecies of Nostradamus! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, Pat
1943 Apr The King of Terror 122 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Seemingly machine-gunned to death, forced to impersonate himself, Doc is dragged to a fortified South Sea island to face a master criminal determined to become the Master of the World! Doc, Monk, Ham
1943 May The Talking Devil 123 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Tricked into performing a bogus operation by a hypnotic statue, Doc's reputation is blackened and his crime-erasing "College" may be exposed to the world! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom
1943 Jun The Running Skeletons 124 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A mysterious dog and a brazen showgirl lead Doc and his crew to a mad "patriot" turning men into living skeletons! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, (Long Tom)
1943 Jul Mystery on Happy Bones 125 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A piratical girl and a green parrot lead Doc to a Caribbean island overrun by Nazis. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1943 Aug The Mental Monster 126 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Deadly white birds lead Doc to a war-production factory in Kentucky and a schemer who claims to read men's minds. Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1943 Sep Hell Below 127 Lester Dent Modest Stein A hell-for-leather cowboy comes to Doc with a fantastic claim: that his Mexican ranch has been highjacked by the Nazi High Command to launch a "New Effort" in North America! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom, Pat
1943 Oct The Goblins 128 Lester Dent Modest Stein Gang threats and kidnappings lead Doc to an Idaho ghost town and little green men whose touch means searing, agonizing death! Doc, Monk, Ham
1943 Nov The Secret of the Su 129 Lester Dent Modest Stein Deep in the Florida Everglades, a long-hidden race may possess the secret to saving thousands of GIs - if the Nazis don't get it first. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1943 Dec The Spook of Grandpa Eben 130 Lester Dent Modest Stein A Hindu charm sends the victim to an invisible killer, and before long Doc and his crew are hunting real spooks robbing banks and accusing them of murder! Doc, Monk, Ham, Pat
1944 Jan According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic / One-Eyed Mystic 131 Lester Dent Modest Stein When Renny's mind is transferred into a killer's body, Doc's crew chases a Mexican mystic to Canada's Labrador and a secret that could upend the air war! This is the first issue in digest format. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1944 Feb Death Had Yellow Eyes 132 Lester Dent Modest Stein Invisible forces herd Doc and crew into bank robbery and murder, then a Nazi seaplane for a one-way trip! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny
1944 Mar The Derelict of Skull Shoal 133 Lester Dent Modest Stein Working undercover for the Navy, Doc is marooned on a desolate reef, trapped between modern-day pirates and their enemies, "the zombies". Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1944 Apr The Whisker of Hercules 134 Lester Dent Modest Stein Doc and crew are helpless as crooks with super strength and speed rip open a government train loaded with gold bullion! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, Long Tom
1944 May The Three Devils 135 Lester Dent Modest Stein Doc tracks an Indian "ghost bear" across the Canadian North Woods before it shuts down wood pulp operations and cripples the war effort. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny
1944 Jun The Pharoah's Ghost / The Pharaoh's Ghost 136 Lester Dent Modest Stein A yellow spot spells death for the looters of a pharaoh's tomb, and leads Doc to the Empty Quarter of Arabia where a mastermind plots a new dynasty! Doc, Monk, Ham, (Johnny,) Long Tom
1944 Jul The Man Who Was Scared 137 Lester Dent Modest Stein Calculating fiends have unleashed a plague across the nation, cornered the market on the antidote, and fingered Doc and his aides as the culprits! Doc, Monk, Ham
1944 Aug The Shape of Terror 138 Lester Dent Modest Stein Doc is "killed" in a plane crash, and Monk and Ham "poisoned", so they can infiltrate a Czech prison to rescue a scientist with the ultimate super-weapon. Doc, Monk, Ham
1944 Sep Weird Valley 139 Lester Dent Modest Stein Two men claiming to be 300 years old lure Doc and crew to a valley in Mexico where men are dying for the Fountain of Youth! Doc, Monk, Ham
1944 Oct Jiu San 140 Lester Dent Modest Stein People fear Doc has gone "pro-Japanese" as he flies into wartime Japan to find the "Thirteenth Man" sabotaging post-war peace! Doc, Monk, Ham
1944 Nov Satan Black 141 Lester Dent Modest Stein An old-time Arkansas feud is reignited to sabotage an oil pipeline vital to the war effort, but Doc's aides are missing and threatened to die by dynamite! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1944 Dec The Lost Giant 142 Lester Dent Modest Stein Disguised as a ski bum and gangster, Doc infiltrates a spy ring bound for the frozen north to find a world leader gone missing! Doc, Monk, Ham
1945 Jan Violent Night / The Hate Genius 143 Lester Dent Modest Stein Doc meets Hitler. Enough said! Doc, Monk, Ham, Pat
1945 Feb Strange Fish 144 Lester Dent Modest Stein A frightened heiress and an odd fish send Doc's crew to Oklahoma on the trail of a Nazi war criminal. Doc, Monk, Ham
1945 Mar The Ten Ton Snakes 145 Lester Dent Modest Stein A impossibly heavy box and two girl detectives lead Doc's crew to a hillside above the Amazon and a fantastic discovery. Doc, Monk, Renny
1945 Apr Cargo Unknown 146 Lester Dent Modest Stein Monk and Ham are trapped in a submarine in Long Island Sound, and Doc must bust a gang of stone killers to learn its location! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1945 May Rock Sinister 147 Lester Dent Modest Stein The dynamiting of an Aztec glyph-stone lures Doc to Blanca Grande and into the clutches of a mad dictator! Doc, Monk, Ham
1945 Jun The Terrible Stork 148 Lester Dent Modest Stein A cheap tin stork selling for an outrageous price leads Doc to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and a traitor's secrets! Doc, Monk, Ham
1945 Jul King Joe Cay 149 Lester Dent Modest Stein Disguised, trailing women and gangsters to the Bahamas, Doc learns high finance and empire building are as cutthroat as old-time piracy. Doc, alone
1945 Aug The Wee Ones 150 Lester Dent Modest Stein Doc investigates a wartime experiment gone awry as a town is panicked by sightings of twisted gnomes with knives. Doc, Monk, Ham
1945 Sep Terror Takes 7 151 Lester Dent Modest Stein A curse laid on an antique deerslayer leads Doc's crew into a frame-up for murder and a multi-million government swindle. Doc, Monk, Ham, Pat
1945 Oct The Thing That Pursued 152 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Sinister fireballs knock planes out of Midwestern skies, and pilots who survive go mad. Alone, Doc dodges the law and warring gangs to uncover the truth. Doc, alone
1945 Nov Trouble on Parade 153 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Lured to Nova Scotia, Doc braces a screwball swimmer and feisty women to purge a "rat's nest" of crooks. Doc, alone
1945 Dec The Screaming Man 154 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A wartime liner with a cargo of twitchy POWs simmers as a diabolical madman foments terror and threatens to execute his prisoner—Johnny! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny
1946 Jan Measures for a Coffin 155 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Doc is burned and spirited away, and Monk and Ham blown from the sky, all to rig a Wall Street swindle worth millions! Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Feb Se-Pah-Poo 156 Lester Dent Emery Clarke An ancient cliff dwelling in Arizona is guarded by an Indian spirit, and Doc and his men are in danger of being burned alive! Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Mar Terror and the Lonely Widow 157 Lester Dent Emery Clarke The search for a missing H-Bomb forces Doc and his crew to crash-land a hijacked plane on a lonely Pacific island! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1946 Apr Five Fathoms Dead 158 Lester Dent Emery Clarke Crooks have hijacked two Navy submarines and turned pirates, but a third sub is after them - with Doc Savage the cutthroat leader! Doc, Ham, Renny
1946 May Death is a Round Black Spot 159 Lester Dent Emery Clarke People carrying a black-spot marker are dying in Missouri. When Doc is called in, he finds his cousin Pat is one step ahead! Doc, Monk, Ham, Pat
1946 Jun Colors for Murder 160 Lester Dent Emery Clarke A string of murders lead Doc's crew to a remote Canadian bay and a gam of parti-colored whales! Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Jul Fire and Ice 161 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Emery Clarke High in the Yukon, Doc is pulled into adventure when swarthy killers chase an iron box and a girl pilot - or two? Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Aug Three Times a Corpse 162 Lester Dent Charles J. Ravel A bullet interrupts Doc's Miami vacation, as does poison, feuding gangs, and a girl named "Lucky". Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Sep The Exploding Lake 163 Harold A. Davis / Lester Dent Charles J. Ravel A lake in Patagonia explodes, vaporized. Doc investigates, only to learn it's a trap - then turns the tables on the trappers! Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1946 Oct Death in Little Houses 164 William G. Bogart / Lester Dent Charles J. Ravel Model homes for vets, strange bearded men, and truck routes around Lake Michigan lead Doc Savage to a ruthless killer! Doc, Monk, Ham
1946 Nov The Devil Is Jones 165 Lester Dent Charles J. Ravel A Midwestern Governor asks Doc to find "Jones", an anonymous devil blackmailing half the people in the state! Doc, Monk, Ham, Johnny
1946 Dec The Disappearing Lady 166 William G. Bogart Charles J. Ravel Visiting Boston, Doc tries to aid a banker who goes missing with millions - leaving behind only a scent of gardenias. Doc, Monk, Ham
1947 Jan Target for Death 167 William G. Bogart Walter Swenson Doc tries to finger the killers in a double-dealing family who venture from Hawaii to Manila to the Midwest and back to an uncharted island in the Pacific. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1947 Feb The Death Lady 168 William G. Bogart Walter Swenson The race is on, deep into the Amazon jungle, to find a missing heiress before a mysterious and deadly woman can eliminate her. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1947 Mar / Apr Danger Lies East 169 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Doc seeks a holy man, or madman, stirring up war in the Middle East, but is hampered by everyone, including his contacts, lying. Doc, Monk, Ham
1947 May / Jun No Light to Die By 170 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Broke and unlucky Sammy Wales stumbles into a case, and narrates how Doc scotches ex-Nazis with a weapon of dark "moonlight". Doc, Monk, Ham
1947 Jul / Aug The Monkey Suit 171 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Stuffed-shirt and chemist Henry Jones narrates a case of a rented gorilla suit with ties to a food packaging miracle. Doc, Monk
1947 Sep / Oct Let's Kill Ames 172 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Miss Travice Ames, a charming fox, narrates how she lured Doc into a case of slow-acting poison, only to be out-foxed. This is first issue titled Doc Savage, Science Detective. Doc, Ham
1947 Nov / Dec Once Over Lightly 173 Lester Dent Walter Swenson A sassy career girl named "Mote" narrates her tale of the California desert, an inheritance called "Keeper", a sunken ship, and Doc Savage. Doc, Monk
1948 Jan / Feb I Died Yesterday 174 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Pat Savage relates how a man walks into her beauty emporium to die, leading to a brutal battle in an abandoned tobacco barn. Doc, Monk, Pat
1948 Mar / Apr The Pure Evil 175 Lester Dent Edd Cartier Terror drives radar operators to commit suicide in locked rooms and suspects to vanish from flying airplanes, so Doc turns to ghost-busting. Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny
1948 May / Jun Terror Wears No Shoes 176 Lester Dent Walter Swenson From Shanghai to an ocean liner, Doc and a freelancing female track enemy agents transporting enough germs to kill tens of millions. Doc, Monk, Ham, Long Tom
1948 Jul / Aug The Angry Canary 177 Lester Dent Walter Swenson Doc is mailed a killer canary and soon stranded in the mountains of India by a scheming murderer. Doc, Monk, Ham
1948 Sep / Oct The Swooning Lady 178 Lester Dent Walter Swenson An actress hired to swoon over certain men leads Doc to two killers and two million in diamonds. This is last issue titled Doc Savage, Science Detective and the last issue in digest format.. Doc, Monk, Ham
1949 Winter The Green Master 179 Lester Dent George Rozen Kidnapped to the mountains of Peru, Doc must defend a lost tribe from gangsters. But the tribe has a "whammy" power only countered by a mysterious green stone. Doc, Monk, Ham
1949 Spring Return From Cormoral 180 Lester Dent George Rozen An heir to a billion-dollar empire suddenly has "predictive luck" that sends Doc jetting from Florida to the Arctic on a frantic rescue mission! Doc, Monk, Ham
1949 Summer Up From Earth's Center 181 Lester Dent George Rozen Seeking a lost geologist, Doc descends a cave in Maine, passes through a crack in the earth, and finds himself assaulted by devils in Hell. Title taken from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Doc, Monk, Ham

Doc Savage Magazine (1975)[edit]

Magazine Management Co, Inc, a Marvel imprint also called Curtis Magazines, published eight black-and-white illustrated magazines as a movie tie-in. The cover of the first issue was an elaboration of the poster for the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze painted by Roger Kastel, with all of the other covers painted by Ken Barr. So, for eight issues, a Doc Savage magazine reappeared on newsstands. The stories were reprinted in Showcase Presents: Doc Savage[6] and again as Doc Savage Archives: Vol 1.[7]

Year Month Series # Title Author Artwork Blurb
1975 Aug 1 Doom on Thunder Island Doug Moench John Buscema / Tony DeZuniga The "Silver Ziggurat" destroys skyscrapers with lightning, and leads Doc's crew to a Pacific Island of electrically-enhanced tigers and "manimals". Includes an article on the Doc Savage movie and interview with director George Pal.
1975 Oct 2 The Hell Reapers Doug Moench Tony DeZuniga Killings by a mad Viking lead Doc's crew to an Arctic paradise and the menace of the Reptilians! Includes an interview with Ron Ely about his role as Doc Savage.
1976 Jan 3 The Inferno Scheme Doug Moench John Buscema / Tony DeZuniga "Mechanoid" animals who steal diamonds lead Doc to a castle in Maine and a madman with a plan to burn the world! Includes a solo tale starring Monk, A Most Singular Writ of Habeus Corpus, with art by Rico Rival.
1976 Apr 4 Ghost Pirates from the Beyond Doug Moench Tony DeZuniga / Marie Severin Eerie glowing assassins striking in Manhattan lead Doc's crew to Morocco and the Sahara Desert after a long-lost treasure.
1976 Jul 5 The Earth-Wreckers! Doug Moench Tony DeZuniga Doc scours the globe for gigantic jigsaw pieces that lead his crew - and Pat! - to Loch Ness and the Iron Mask! Includes articles "The Pulp Doc Savage" and "An Interview with Mrs. Lester Dent".
1976 Oct 6 The Sky-Stealers! Doug Moench Tony DeZuniga Robotic Egyptian gods plunder Manhattan's museums and lead Doc's crew to Egypt, the Pyramids, and the City of the Dead! Includes an article on "Renny" by Bob Sampson.
1977 Jan 7 The Mayan Mutations Doug Moench Val Mayerik / Tony DeZuniga Doc and his crew delve into the jungles of Peru to find giant insects, tree-dwelling natives, and the secret origin of the Mayan race! Includes an article on "Johnny" by Bob Sampson.
1977 Spring 8 The Crimson Plague! Doug Moench / John Warner / John Whitmore Ernie Chan All over the globe, scientists are left mindless husks, victims of the "Octo-Brain". When Doc's aides are kidnapped, he rushes to confront a would-be dictator in the savage land of—Hollywood! Final issue.

Doc Savage Novels[edit]

The list includes original Doc Savage novels either entirely new or developed from Lester Dent's stories and notes.

Year Month Title Series # Author Blurb
1979 Jul In Hell, Madonna / The Red Spider 182 Lester Dent Doc infiltrates Communist Russia to learn whether the Soviets have developed the atom bomb—and is nearly shot by a firing squad! Originally submitted on Monday, 3 May 1948 but not published until July 1979 as No. 95 in the Bantam Books paperback series.
1991 Aug Escape from Loki 183 Philip José Farmer In Doc's very first adventure, in World War I, at 16 years of age, he's shot down as a biplane pilot and thrown into a prison camp nicknamed Loki where he meets his future aides.
1991 Oct Python Isle 184 Lester Dent / Will Murray From Manhattan to Cape Town ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his resourceful men in a raging struggle for control of one of history’s most closely guarded mysteries: the lost secret of Python Isle!
1992 Mar White Eyes 185 Lester Dent / Will Murray From snowbound Manhattan to the sugar-cane fields of tropical Cuba, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew wage what may be the greatest battle for survival of their careers!
1992 Jul The Frightened Fish 186 Lester Dent / Will Murray An evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II, now wants to plunge humanity into a new Armageddon. Trained by the same teacher, both possessed of the same genius, Doc Savage and this man have fought before. And now, as the world is about to lurch into another global war, Doc Savage must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet!
1992 Oct The Jade Ogre 187 Lester Dent / Will Murray Deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless creature with a face of jade—the Jade Ogre—whose power to project deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever faced!
1993 Mar Flight into Fear 188 Lester Dent / Will Murray An ultra-secret State Department mission sends Doc Savage from the streets of Manhattan to the Arctic Sea, where he is targeted by the Kremlin and headed for a confrontation with a vile nemesis!
1993 Jul The Whistling Wraith 189 Lester Dent / Will Murray When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled. The President of the United States summons the one man who can solve the mystery—Doc Savage! From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel one royal riddle while battling the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith!
1993 Nov The Forgotten Realm 190 Lester Dent / Will Murray No one knew who—or what—the strange being who called himself "X Man" truly was. He was found wandering the ruins of a crumbling Roman fort, dressed in a toga, speaking classical Latin—and clutching a handful of unearthly black seeds. From the wild Scottish moors to the unexplored heart of darkest Africa, Doc Savage and his indomitable men embarked upon a desperate quest for the Forgotten Realm!
2011 Jul The Desert Demons 191 Lester Dent / Will Murray The skies over California explode with blood-red energies that resemble demon cyclones, but behave like intelligent life. Nothing can stand in their terrible path. Men, machines, even buildings are devoured by the all-destroying Desert Demons. What are they? What do they want?
2011 Nov Horror in Gold 192 Lester Dent / Will Murray From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.
2012 May The Infernal Buddha 193 Lester Dent / Will Murray Men called it the Buddha’s Toe—a relic so terrible it was kept sealed in a strongbox few dared open. Those who did dare, perished. From cosmopolitan Singapore to the barbaric waters of the Yellow Sea, Doc Savage plunges into a desperate struggle for control of the Infernal Buddha—before it consumes the planet!
2012 Sep Death's Dark Domain 194 Lester Dent / Will Murray Ancient Ultra-Stygia has turned into a cauldron of conflict between rival countries. Monster bats careen through the night sky and a power beyond understanding robs men of their vision. Will the Man of Bronze succumb to an unstoppable power he himself has unleashed upon mankind? From the frozen Arctic to the war-torn Balkans, Doc Savage and his fighting five follow a winding trail of terror to a blood-freezing climax.
2013 Mar Skull Island 195 Will Murray Doc Savage… and King Kong! Before the world knew them, they met! Before they were legends, they clashed! An urgent summons from his father brings young Clark Savage, Jr. to San Francisco for a mysterious mission: to locate the long-lost clipper ship captained by his legendary ancestor, Stormalong Savage. Doc Savage meets his first great challenge in the fierce prehistoric jungles of Skull Island!
2013 Sep The Miracle Menace 196 Lester Dent / Will Murray When out of work magician Gulliver Greene stumbles upon a man who claims to be Christopher Columbus, still alive in 1937, it's only the start of the most complex plot ever to involve the incredible Doc Savage. From his super-secret Crime College to a sinister island in the Great Lakes, Doc Savage and his brilliant team race to untangle the most baffling web-work of Halloween horrors ever encountered. For many weird mysteries beyond human ken converge in the Missouri wilderness in this, the wildest Doc Savage adventure yet!
2013 Dec Phantom Lagoon 197 Lester Dent / Will Murray When brazen adventuress Hornetta Hale tries to hire Doc Savage for a secret mission—but won’t tell him why—it lights the fuse for one of his most explosive exploits. From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting crew chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered in a desperate race to unlock the secret of Phantom Lagoon. Or are they more than mere criminals?
2014 May The War Makers 198 Ryerson Johnson / Will Murray All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake? From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black!
2014 Sep The Ice Genius 199 Lester Dent / Will Murray When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. Can even Doc Savage control the Ice Genius once he breaks free of his icy tomb? From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history!
2015 June The Sinister Shadow 200 Lester Dent / Will Murray When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for both Doc Savage and The Shadow. This strange even puts the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose their deepest secrets. Will these legendary crime fighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh?
2015 Nov The Secret of Satan's Spine 201 Lester Dent / Will Murray Someone has gone to great lengths to keep Monk Mayfair off the wartime transport ship Northern Star to England, prompting Doc, Monk and Ham make the trip undercover to find out why. All hell breaks loose when the ship reaches the Caribbean, where Doc and his men encounter old friends, new enemies, ancient treasure, modern-day pirates, a sinister submarine and a monster hurricane that wreaks havoc on friend and foe alike.
2016 May Glare of the Gorgon 202 Lester Dent / Will Murray From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the snowy streets post-Prohibition Chicago to a ghostly abandoned coal mine, Doc Savage and his crew track a seemingly supernatural "something" that terrorizes both the citizenry at large and the criminal Underworld in equal measure, leaving a trail of corpses with brains turned to stone in its wake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life" by Philip Jose Farmer, Bantam paperback edition, 1975, page 29.
  2. ^ "Doc and his men had a fixed policy against taking human life, even in the most heated combat." "The Sargasso Ogre", Bantam Edition, page 42.
  3. ^ "Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life" by Philip Jose Farmer, Bantam paperback edition, 1975, Addendum 3, "List of Doc Savage Stories", page 262.
  4. ^ "Afterword by Will Murray" in "The Red Spider", Bantam, 1979.
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  6. ^ Moench, Doug; Tony DeZuniga (2011). Showcase Presents: Doc Savage. DC Comics. ISBN 978-1-4012-3125-5. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C1606905147