Bronze Icon

The Doc Savage Stories: 1933 – 1949

Bronze Icon


Doc Savage, Jaguar Prince — An argument in favor of a Mayan ethnic background for Doc Savage

Jules Verne, The First Kenneth Robeson?  — A look at The Mysterious Island and parallels between it and the Doc Savage Series

The Works of H. Rider Haggard  —  An examination of some of the Alan Quatermain stories on possible influences on the development of character traits in the Doc Savage series

Jim Thorpe, Man of Bronze — The worlds greatest athlete.

John Pendlebury —  The literary ancestor of William Harper Littlejohn

The Ten Commandments — A look at religious examples in the Doc Savage series

Nikola Tesla, The Man of Peace –The inventor who was the inspiration for the Man of Peace.

The Wealth of Midas —  Just how much gold did the Mayans send? 

A Wink and a Nod —  A look at some inside jokes between Lester Dent and Walter Gibson. 

Building a Literary Character: Ham Brooks — Historical figures who contributed to the Ham Brooks character.

Those Pesky Pets —  Some remarks on the pets.

The Explorers Club — A look at Lester Dent’s application form.

Lester Dent, Master Mason — Lester Dents travels in the Masonic Blue Lodge and its influences on the Doc Savage stories.

The Telepathic Connection — Popular ideas about telepathy that appeared in the Doc Savage stories

Nietzsche, Doc, and the Crime College — Doc Savage and the superman concept

The DC-Doc Savage Connection — The influence of the Doc Savage stories on the Superman and Batman comics.

Headquarters — Where exactly was Doc Savage’s headquarters located? The location is right there in the books.  You just have to put all the pieces together to find it.

Secret Contributors to the Doc Savage Series — A look at some unexpected contributors to the Doc Savage stories.

Young Mrs. Savage by D. E. Stevenson  –  Some interesting characters are found in Mrs. Stevenson’s book.

A Brief History of Doc Savage, Incorporated —  An abbreviated look at the legal ownership of the Doc Savage properties.

Statistics and Counts — a look at the story word count and its impact on stories.

The Perils of Addictive Collecting — It won’t ever be enough!

The Doc Savage Timeline – a look at the Doc Savage series by date.

The Green Theater in La Plata –  The La Plata Historical Society has a very nice collection of Lester Dent memorabilia on display.  It is well worth the trip to see.

Cannibals, Ghosts, and Continuity – A look at series continuity and plot recycling.

Son of Doc – A look at some clever tricks used in the Doc Savage series that appear in other stories.

Making a Pulp Facsimile – It’s not hard but it does tend to be a tedious process.

Fantasy Covers and Story Props – Create your own covers and story items.

The Doc Savage Trill – Lester Dent provides a written clew on the sound of the trilling.

Savage Industries – An interesting item from THE EXPANSE series.

Codes and Cyphers – John Nanovic, Cryptographer.

Street & Smith Detective Monthly – British reprint series 1954-1958.

Series I vs Series II – How changes in story continuity broke the stories into two distinct series.

Chuck Connors and Doc Savage – Did “Ride Beyond Vengeance” start out as a Doc Savage movie?

Rex Morgan, MD – Fan of Bronze – Doc Savage gets a special mention in the comic strip.

Paul H. Bonner – The Doc Savage connection at Conde Nast.

J. Allan Dunn – An acquaintance of Lester Dent and a man with many secrets.

Harry Felsenstein – The most important Doc Savage fan you never heard about.

Steve Holland Early Background – A look some genealogical records for the Holland family.

Bill Hutchison: The Doc Savage Super-Fan – A young Doc Savage fan meets Lester Dent in 1939.

Walter E. Savage: The Doc Savage Supply Company Mystery – How a business got the Doc Savage name and a look at a fan from the golden age of pulps.

Watson L. Savage and The Savage School for Physical Education – In 1899 Watson Savage opened Dr. Savage’s Physical Development Institute.

Patrick Swayze: Fan of Bronze – Swayze reveals his early interest in Doc Savage and how it impacted his life.

Laurence Foster: The Man Who Inspired Lester Dent – A look at Lester Dent’s story-writing fellow telegrapher.