Columbia Pat Savage, Part 3

Guest blogger Atom Mudman Bezecny wraps up her look at the 1930’s Columbia Pictures movie series featuring the magnificent Pat Savage. The films that never were…but should have been. __________ PAT SAVAGE, GIRL GANGBUSTER (1938) Saving the best for last: the poster for the third Pat movie captures the glamour and giddiness the series embodied.Continue reading “Columbia Pat Savage, Part 3”

Columbia Pat Savage, Part 2

Guest blogger Atom Mudman Bezecny continues her tour-de-force 1930’s cinematic history of Pat Savage by Columbia Pictures… ________ PAT SAVAGE – LADY LANCELOT (1937) A jail guard flinches at the eerie look in Pat’s eyes in this lobby card for the second Pat Savage movie. Is that a hint of a Mona Lisa smile onContinue reading “Columbia Pat Savage, Part 2”

Columbia Pat Savage, Part 1

Many thanks to guest blogger Atom Mudman Bezecny, who takes us deep into the movie career of Pat Savage…that never was. But oh, if it only had been… _____________ In the early days of cinema, movie theaters operated rather differently than they do today. Instead of offering a single A-tier feature for the price ofContinue reading “Columbia Pat Savage, Part 1”

Review of the Rickie Talos anthology

(Grace Ximenez hosted a noir/story/roleplay/film site for almost a decade, and headlined three pulp-peril short-story collections called The Grace X Anthologies. She is the author of the Doc Talos fan fiction story “Esperanza”, and was the primary inspiration for the character “Grace X” in The Talos Chronicle.) Rickie, by R. Paul Sardanas, Atom Mudman Bezecny,Continue reading “Review of the Rickie Talos anthology”

Pre-release sale for the Rickie Talos anthology

Rickie, the big anthology collection of vignettes, short stories, novellas and artwork featuring the Doc Talos pastiche of the classic pulp character Pat Savage, will debut on July 15! Despite appearing in forty original Doc Savage pulps, Pat Savage rarely got to truly shine. In more recent years, fans of Pat have been treated toContinue reading “Pre-release sale for the Rickie Talos anthology”

Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 15

The most recent appearance of John Sunlight in a mainstream venue was in the 2017 Dynamite Entertainment comic book limited series Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire. The author of this story is David Avallone, and the interior art is by Dave Acosta. This is also the last time (to date) that a Doc SavageContinue reading “Omnipresent Sunlight: Doc Savage’s archenemy – Part 15”

Five first-person encounters with a man of bronze: I Died Yesterday

A few months back, I did a review of the story I Died Yesterday, but in essence it was more a discussion of my long literary love for the character Pat Savage, and how it reached one of its peaks in my reading of this short novel, which is narrated by her. In the contextContinue reading “Five first-person encounters with a man of bronze: I Died Yesterday”

Review of the 1948 Doc Savage novel “I Died Yesterday”

Since I first heard of it in 1973 (it got a lot of attention in Philip José Farmer’s Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, which I acquired in that year) to 1988, when Doc Savage Omnibus #5 was released, the novel “I Died Yesterday” was one of my Doc holy grails. The mention by Farmer thatContinue reading “Review of the 1948 Doc Savage novel “I Died Yesterday””

The Woman With Golden Eyes

One of the most important figures in the Talos stories is Patricia…who of course is based on Pat Savage, as well as Phil Farmer’s incarnation of Pat, Trish Wilde. My favorite Doc Savage adventures were always the ones with Pat…and she appeared in 39 novels over the span of the pulp run. When the timeContinue reading “The Woman With Golden Eyes”