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Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 pm
by RUSCHE
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Ares wrote: And while I love the Spider (and the Shadow to a lesser extent), my favorite Pulp hero has to be this guy:

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That looks awesome.
The Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage books are frequently a lot of fun and awesome. They include everything from lost Roman Legions found in the heart of Africa to Nazi saboteurs apparently aligned with the lost mermen of Atlantis.
I have a small used book store in my town, I will have Doc Savage on his look out list for me. That just sounds like so much fun.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 pm
by Ares
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 pm


That looks awesome.
The Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage books are frequently a lot of fun and awesome. They include everything from lost Roman Legions found in the heart of Africa to Nazi saboteurs apparently aligned with the lost mermen of Atlantis.
I have a small used book store in my town, I will have Doc Savage on his look out list for me. That just sounds like so much fun.
The Radio Archives site I linked you on pages 2 & 3 has a lot of those books and more, both in novel and audiobook form.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:01 am
by RUSCHE
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 pm


The Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage books are frequently a lot of fun and awesome. They include everything from lost Roman Legions found in the heart of Africa to Nazi saboteurs apparently aligned with the lost mermen of Atlantis.
I have a small used book store in my town, I will have Doc Savage on his look out list for me. That just sounds like so much fun.
The Radio Archives site I linked you on pages 2 & 3 has a lot of those books and more, both in novel and audiobook form.
Than you. Are they appropriate for younger readers as well? My youngest is 13 and this would interest him.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 am
by Ares
RUSCHE wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:01 am
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 pm

I have a small used book store in my town, I will have Doc Savage on his look out list for me. That just sounds like so much fun.
The Radio Archives site I linked you on pages 2 & 3 has a lot of those books and more, both in novel and audiobook form.
Than you. Are they appropriate for younger readers as well? My youngest is 13 and this would interest him.
Hmmm. They don't include any overt sexual activity or generally a lot of gore, but the writer has a lot of fun with language, and include a lot of 1930s slang. But if you don't mind explaining some terminology to him occasionally, they should be fine.

Here's a link to the above book : https://www.radioarchives.com/Doc_Savag ... /ap092.htm

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 am
by RUSCHE
Ares wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 am
RUSCHE wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:01 am
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 pm


The Radio Archives site I linked you on pages 2 & 3 has a lot of those books and more, both in novel and audiobook form.
Than you. Are they appropriate for younger readers as well? My youngest is 13 and this would interest him.
Hmmm. They don't include any overt sexual activity or generally a lot of gore, but the writer has a lot of fun with language, and include a lot of 1930s slang. But if you don't mind explaining some terminology to him occasionally, they should be fine.

Here's a link to the above book : https://www.radioarchives.com/Doc_Savag ... /ap092.htm
I am in the process of looking over of what to order. He is a leveled headed young man and I will obviously read them first. Thanks for you insight and help on this.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:38 am
by MacynSnow
If your going to be ordering Pulp books,then i also recommend Walter P.Gibson's The Shadow Strikes,as it's not only a decently good Noir,but also a nice intro to the Arguably Greatest Hero of the Pulp era...And that say's ALOT given who was around at the time. ;)

To ease younger kids into this Era,i'd recommend Tarzan.Yes,it can be violent,but not overtly violent like Conan or even my beloved Shadow.It also may get them into Animals and Nature,as Edgar tended to give exacting detail into Animal behavior(the only reason Tarzan wasn't killed was because the female Gorilla had lost her child a day beforehand...).

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 am
by Jabroniville
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Ares wrote: And while I love the Spider (and the Shadow to a lesser extent), my favorite Pulp hero has to be this guy:
That looks awesome.
The Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage books are frequently a lot of fun and awesome. They include everything from lost Roman Legions found in the heart of Africa to Nazi saboteurs apparently aligned with the lost mermen of Atlantis.
That’s funny- I wonder if Roy Thomas was referencing that when he put Merrano and others with the Nazis in his Invaders run.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:28 pm
by Ares
Jabroniville wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 am
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 pm
RUSCHE wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 pm


That looks awesome.
The Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage books are frequently a lot of fun and awesome. They include everything from lost Roman Legions found in the heart of Africa to Nazi saboteurs apparently aligned with the lost mermen of Atlantis.
That’s funny- I wonder if Roy Thomas was referencing that when he put Merrano and others with the Nazis in his Invaders run.
Unfortunately not. Doc Savage: Phantom Lagoon was written in 2013. Will Murray writes modern era Doc Savage stuff, but set in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Why does it have Kenneth Robeson on the cover? Because Kenneth Robeson was a pseudonym used by all of the Doc Savage writers, starting with his co-creator and main contributor, Lester Dent. It's become something of a joke/badge of honor that anyone who writes a Doc Savage story do so under the Kenneth Robeson name to keep up the "illusion" that Doc has only ever been written by one person.

Murray is a Doc Savage scholar and is actually the executor of Dent's estate and holdings. However, the books Murray has released since 2011 were all scripts and outlines Dent had been working on, and which he fleshed out and wrote himself in Dent's style. Basically, Murray's stuff is good if you want to get the flavor of a Pulp era with less of the purple prose used at the time and with less of the stuff that might potentially offend modern audiences.

Roy Thomas did write some Doc Savage comics for Marvel, so he was definitely aware of and influenced by the character.

Re: Pulse Pounding Adventures - Pulp and Film Serial Discussion

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:18 am
by Chris Brady
I love Pulp as a concept. Howard's Conan was the first short stories I read first.