The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 7

When we left off, this look at the ’70’s Marvel Doc Savage magazine had reached Issue #2 of its eight issue run, with the beginning of a story called “Hell-Reapers at the Heart of Paradise”. I was 17 in 1975, and a huge Doc fan. Though disappointed with the camp approach of the Man ofContinue reading “The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 7”

Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fortress”

2022 has seen the release of two Doc Talos re-imaginings of classic pulps, Wolves (based on Brand of the Werewolf), and Fear (based on Fear Cay). Now available at a pre-release price is a pastiche novel based on one of the most iconic pulp tales of all time: Fortress. In the year 1938, a smallContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fortress””

The Conseil du Mal discusses Umberto Lenzi’s “sexploitation” giallo film Oasis of Fear

What follows is a review/discussion by three diverse authors…all enthusiastic creators and readers of pulp adventure. The three of us met in 2021 and immediately enjoyed one another’s company and writings to the degree that we joined in the tradition of author circles like the 1930’s Kalem Club (a literary group whose last names allContinue reading “The Conseil du Mal discusses Umberto Lenzi’s “sexploitation” giallo film Oasis of Fear”

Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fear”

Following Wolves, a Doc Talos adult-pulp re-imagining of the classic Doc Savage novel Brand of the Werewolf, comes the next in the series of daring pastiche novels, Fear. Based on the 1934 pulp classic Fear Cay, the new book will be releasing on November 21st! Pre-orders for Fear are now being accepted at a significantContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fear””

The months ahead: New and upcoming in the Doc Talos library of tales

Heading into the final months of 2022 and looking forward into 2023, there is a dazzling array of books, stories and art that is both here and coming. The busy year of 2022 has seen the release of four books: Rickie, the anthology of tales featuring the Talos pastiche of Pat Savage…Wolves, a re-imagining ofContinue reading “The months ahead: New and upcoming in the Doc Talos library of tales”

The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 6

The next issue of the Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage magazine was #2, and it sported a cover by Ken Barr. Though dynamic, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Certainly there are some nods to the iconic James Bama in its composition (the menacing figure looming in the upper background was a stylistic technique thatContinue reading “The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 6”

Call for submissions: New Doc Talos Files anthology – “Mona”

The first Doc Talos Files anthology, featuring Rickie Talos (pastiche of Pat Savage) was a great success. The DTF Anthology series features a spotlight on specific characters from The Talos Chronicle, and next up is a collection exploring the life of Dr. James Talos’ great unconsummated love, Mona. Based on Princess Monja from the DocContinue reading “Call for submissions: New Doc Talos Files anthology – “Mona””

The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 5

We’ve arrived at the climax of Issue #1 of the 1975 Doc Savage black and white Marvel magazine, a story titled “The Doom on Thunder Isle”, written by Doug Moench, and drawn by John Buscema and Tony DeZuniga. Having arrived at the titular isle, Doc had upped-periscope from the submarine Helldiver, and was looking overContinue reading “The 1970’s Marvel/Curtis Doc Savage Magazine – best comics Doc ever? Part 5”

Need a summer fix of New Pulp? Doc Talos new releases and tips for other reading.

Summer always puts me in the mood to binge on pulp reading, and the place to go for the most dynamic, iconoclastic and exciting works to put on your buying and reading list are independent houses. Here are some tips to look into for your summer pulp reading! Odd Tales of Wonder Publications oddtalesofwonder.com CheckContinue reading “Need a summer fix of New Pulp? Doc Talos new releases and tips for other reading.”

Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Wolves”

Over a year in the making, the latest Doc Talos adventure, Wolves, will be releasing on August 21st! This is an adult-pulp novel re-imagining the classic Doc Savage Brand of the Werewolf. The year is 1934…Alec Talos, younger brother of Doc’s deceased father, lives in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, and his estate is under siegeContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Wolves””