Doc Savage was the most successful pulp adventure hero of his time. From 1933 to 1949, Lester Dent and other writers penned 182 original exploits of the Man of Bronze and his iron-fisted friends, writing as Kenneth Robeson.
Scientist. Surgeon. Strongman. Superman. Doc Savage was a man without equals. He operated on a global stage, fighting supercrime, discovering lost cities, stopping wars, and uplifting a troubled mankind during the depths of the Great Depression.
Now, in these difficult times, Doc returns in a new series of untold exploits conceived by his originator and brought to life by Lester Dent’s natural successor, Will Murray.
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage is no updating or reimagining of a classic character. This is the authentic Man of Bronze in his own era, taking on new challenges and conquering a new generation of foes—and fans.
Doc Savage is back. For real.
About the Releases
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage will be released in e-book, softcover, and deluxe hardcover editions.
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First of all I must say you really had it in for Monzingo Baldwin / Cadwiller Oldend. Geez.
Having said that, now that I have just ordered the last 2 books I needed from you. I, of course would like to know
what the E.T.A. is for your next publication.
Since it’s been while since we “talked”, I will remind you that we once discussed Doc Savage time travelling to our time or century.
I have another idea: Doc can come in contact with either an unknown twin, or brother. Someone who grew up elsewhere but would have “dropped out” of the intense training required. If the twin: he could have the same muscular figure as Doc but not as hardened from the intense exercise Doc puts himself through. BUT, he could be an evil twin. Or the brother idea could also be of evil intent.
Anyway, have you ever heard of a book series called, “Casca”. Casca, the main figure, is the Roman soldier who stabbed Jesus on the cross with a spear to see if He was dead yet. Even though Jesus was dead, Casca sees a spirit image of Christ look down at him from the cross and says, “A soldier you are, and a soldier you shall be, until I come again.” Casca, in nerviousness, wipes his hand across his mouth, not realizing that Christs blood had run down the spear and gotten onto his hand. Once the blood touches his tongue it gives him eternal life (until Christ “comes again”). So Casca goes through many life-times of fighting and dying, only to return to life over and over. It was written by Barry Sadler who was a Green Beret in real life.
The stories as he goes through his lives are great reading.
So, I’ll let you go. Thank you for you for your time.
Thanks for the order. My next release in The Spider: Fury in Steel, before end of this year.
I wish I had more Docs to write, but I don’t have a contract to do more. Another Tarzan was likely.
I never read Casca, but I’ve heard it. Had never read his origin. That’s a cool story. Thanks.
I am writing again to inform you that I still Have Not received Order #10709, Doc Savage books: Glare of the Gorgon and Mr. Calamity. Can you please inform me of an expected time to receive them. Also, I Have received two stickers with the signatures of you, Mr. Dent and Mr. DeVito. There is no correspondence with the letter to explain why (unless it’s just a gift from you; in that case, Thank You). I really hope you are able to get the proper permission to continue to write D.S. novels. You are the only one out there capable of doing it.
Thank you sir,
I forgot, what will the cost be for the Hard cover copy of “Master of Mystery” be? I would like a Hard Cover copy so, I can order then SC and paypal the difference later. I can paypal the complete HC cost to you now or? Please remember I would like to have my HC copy signed.
The HC is $39.95 & $5.50 postage. $45.45 total. You can PayPal the cost to me now, if you want. The proof should be in any day now….
Your copy is in the mail!
I did get my signed HC copy the day after I emailed you. Also I sent the postage to the address provided, hopefully this will cover it all.
Thanks for all that you do
think The Spider and The Shadow, following the international criminal, Yellow Claw, (or..) across the USA, how very cool!
Its been a while since I posted anything, and since I received my signed copy of The Spider today, I thought I would drop a line. I hard cover is just beautiful, A master Spider red with gold (yellow) print is a nice look. Then the cover is just fantastic, a nice throw-back touch of red on the top with, of course, The Master of Men named plastered across the front, The Spider, is back! Again a great touch with the story name “scourge of the Scorpion” OMG, I cannot wait to begin to read! The front and back cover by Gary Carbon is just fantastic with the back cover extra special ( I believe I saw it once as a comic cover). Now I have not read the story yet but I glanced at the afterword. I just love the history part of the pulps and the comics, as they are as just as much fun as the books themselves. Bringing in the Octopus, The Scorpion, The Skull Killer, history and weaving it into the story is just wonderful, just as you do when you add in the other great pulp characters. You know, I always like the way you add an extra short story, just to add some flavor. Since its noted that the Spider stop print in 1943, maybe you could write a novelette on what happen to him. Maybe Richard Wentworth went back on active duty. He was a Major in the First Word War and Officer do not lose their commission unless they resign from it, in writing and its accepted. So maybe he was called back or felt it was his duty to again wear the country’s uniform. Of course he would have gone in Military Intelligence…. WOW what (short or long) stories have never been told. Well I was just flipping through the book again and saw a Desoto reprint – just Fantastic, thanks. As always thanks for the great work. I do hope the Spider books sell enough to justify you continuing to write them. I try to keep up with what you are working on so let me know where is the best place to find info. Thanks John E
I appreciate your great works throughout the years! Your name comes up in several Short Story adventure/mystery/action anthologies I’ve collected for such a long time. Almost 2 months ago, I ordered the Doc Savage/The Shadow adventure “Empire of Doom” (the hardcover edition). And I understand the signed bookplate would be coming under a separate mailer. Problem is I haven’t received it yet. Can you solve that problem for me? On another note, I enjoyed your Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and am looking with great anticipation for the second volume. Any idea when that will come to pass?
Thanks so much for all the adventures you write! You give an old man hope that the pulps will never die!
Thank you for your kind words! The pulps won’t die as long as I live!
I will get you a book plate asap.
Vol 2 of Sherlock Holmes is our next release. We expect to start design work in Feb. Watch for an announcement.
I appreciate and will wait with great anticipation for the book plate!
I have a weird mind, & have thought about this for awhile, but wanted to run it by you since you’re the one with creative juices. Would you ever consider a story involving Doc & his crew fighting alongside The Shadow against the evil forces of the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu? I remember reading someplace where the doctor had discovered a way to prolong life, & had fought against his old nemesis, Nayland Smith. Smith was obviously shocked! It was a wonderful story (maybe written by Cay VanAsh?), but should’ve been carried farther. This would be a wonderful springboard for Doc to fight a cunning enemy. Just a thought, but one never knows (except for the Shadow)!
I had thought of Fu Manchu, but obtaining the rights is a problem. So I pitted them again Shiwan Khan in Empire of Doom instead.