Saturday, May 19, 2007

Doc Savage Returns


Moonstone Books will offer the first new Doc Savage tales in more than thirty-five years this September when they unveil a collection of radio scripts written in the late 1940s by the enduring character's creator, Lester Dent. Many of these radio scripts have never been seen before and for the most part they have been virtually forgotten for more than half a century.

Doc Savage remains one of the most highly regarded pulp characters, with a track record that includes 181 issues of Doc Savage magazine, a wildly successful string of novels, comic books, and a feature film, “the Man in Bronze” has thrilled audiences around the world for more than five decades.

Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent collects for the first time these radio scripts for the character's legions of fans. The book will be available in a trade paperback version and a special, limited and signed hardcover edition with a full-color dust jacket. The special edition is limited to 300 numbered copies and features a pulp-era Doc Savage cover by Douglas Klauba. It will be signed by both the artist and the interior illustrator, Tom Roberts. It will also include special Doc color plates by Dave Dorman, Joe Prado, and Ruben Procopio. The trade paperback will retail for $18.95, and limited edition will carry at $49.99 cover price.

For those not familiar with this classic character, Doc Savage is perceived by the public at large as a mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and exotic, gold-flecked eyes. To his unique band of colorful associates, though, he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers.

1 comment:


wow! I used to love Doc Savage when I was a kid. This is interesting news.