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by Laurence Donovan,Will Murray,Matthew Moring

  • Author: Laurence Donovan,Will Murray,Matthew Moring
  • ISBN: 145639231X
  • ISBN13: 978-1456392314
  • ePub: 1328 kb | FB2: 1552 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 650
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 987
  • Format: doc mobi lit lrf
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Four fantastic adventures by Doc Savage author Laurence Donovan! Known best for his work on Doc Savage, The Skipper, and other series, Laurence Donovan also was the regular writer on the long-running Phantom Detective series. During his stint on the title, Donovan took the Phantom to places outside New York City and involved him in adventures and in battle with villains which could be seen as pseudo adventures of The Man of Bronze.

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For 40 years, pulp historian Will Murray has been writing about Doc Savage and Lester Dent in the pages of many .

For 40 years, pulp historian Will Murray has been writing about Doc Savage and Lester Dent in the pages of many fanzines. Long out of print and very tough to find, the best of these articles have been updated and collected in this new book. Includes over 450 pages of Doc info, spread across over 50 articles. Similar books by other authors.

Murray has authored new Doc Savage books and even been responsible for getting a unpublished Doc into book form. This year Altus Press released a compendium of Will's writings on Doc Savage. Titled Writings in Bronze, it features Will Murray on the cover in a very "Doc" pose. The entire book is designed to look like a Doc Savage Bantam reprint from the 1960's. There's even a series number up in the right hand corner. I heard Murray interviewed last year on The Book Cave podcast and he described this collection as a "bedside book"; something to read a little bit a time.

The Phantom Detective. Laurence Donovan introduced a kid sidekick named Chip Dorlan in the 1939 novel, The Sampan Murders. Template:Infobox pulps character The Phantom Detective was the second pulp hero magazine published, after The Shadow. The Phantom (as he was called in the stories) is actually the wealthy Richard Curtis Van Loan. In the first few issues of the title, the Phantom is introduced as a world-famous detective, whose true identity is only known by one man-Frank Havens, the publisher of the Clarion newspaper. Richard Curtis Van Loan is orphaned at an early age, but inherits wealth.

The Phantom Detective was the second pulp hero magazine published, after The Shadow. The first issue was released in February 1933, a month before Doc Savage, which was released in March 1933. The title continued to be released until 1953, with a total 170 issues.

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Four fantastic adventures by Doc Savage author Laurence Donovan! Known best for his work on Doc Savage, The Skipper, and other series, Laurence Donovan also was the regular writer on the long-running Phantom Detective series. During his stint on the title, Donovan took the Phantom to places outside New York City and involved him in adventures and in battle with villains which could be seen as pseudo adventures of The Man of Bronze. This 650 page edition includes four of his best, most Doc Savage-esque stories: The Thousand Islands Murders An Island of men named Smith, and the weird “Devil’s Flare”... The World’s Greatest Sleuth lands in the middle of mystery and intrigue at Smith Island--and follows a grim trail of blackmail and peril that challenges his keen crime-fighting power! Death Over Puget Sound Death and destruction by a creature known as Black Wolf, and a timber trail of doom follows in the wake of the grim “Echo Voice” murders! The Phantom Detective battles against desperate odds as he strives to halt a startling tragedy of crime played on nature’s stage! Murder Moon Over Miami Who is The Iron Judge? And what is his connection to a literal viper pit of killers? When greed turns a playground city into the grim scene of a vast murder game, The Phantom Detective battles a menace of death and destruction that stalks Corpse Cay! Streamlined Murder A murderous army of killer apes! The Phantom Detective races to pursue the greedy perpetrators of shocking crimes when mystery stalks in the wake of the death of an aging silk tycoon!
Hulore
I imagine anyone who who enjoys The Phantom will buy this if they don't already have the material in another format.

If you haven't and are a pulp fan this is a chance to sample the stories cheaply. I'm not a big fan of the Phantom Detective. A bit bland and conventional. But he is probably the most significant pulp crime fighter after The Shadow and The Spider.
JoJosho
[a preliminary review until I finish the work]

This is an interesting collection of Phantom Detective stories. We have four stories written by Laurence Donovan who also wrote Doc Savage, The Skipper, and other pulp heroes. One of the regular writers of the long-running Phantom Detective (they had a whole bunch, and several are still unknown in regards to their authorship), these stories read more like Doc novels. All are set outside of New York City, and have the Phantom go up against villains that may be more appropriate to Doc.

So. Who is the Phantom Detective? He is a long-running pulp hero published by the Thrilling pulp house, usually under the name of Robert Wallace. He appeared after the Shadow, but before Doc, and actually outlasted those 2 characters (they ended in 1949, he lasted until 1953) and was the last pulp hero published. Only a few stories have so far been published (Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books is now starting a reprint series).

The Phantom (as he is referred to in the stories) is really rich playboy Richard Curtis Van Loan. Bored after returning to the US after WWI, he takes up being a detective at the urging of his father's friend Frank Havens of the "Clarion" newspaper. He instead does so in disguise as the Phantom (the image projected on the covers his him in tuxedo, top hat and domino mask. He likes it and continues to do so.

Pulp writers were known to reuse unsold material. Could these have been stories intended for Doc Savage that were re-written as PD stories? Its happened with other pulp characters.

These 4 stories appeared in the early 40s.

"The Thousand Islands Murders" (August 1941)
"Death Over Puget Sound" (Sept 1941)
"Murder Moon Over Miami" (Jan 1942)
"Streamlined Murder" (Feb 1942)

The book is designed to look like a Bantam Doc Savage book. The cover is not a Phantom cover, but a re-purposed pulp cover. I liked that the interior artwork from the PD stories were used, but wish the original covers from the stories had also been included, say as part of the dividers between the novels.

This book is also marked as #1. Might we see more? Who knows?
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