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#1 solaris32

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:49 AM

I love reading the book series "Doc Savage" by Kenneth Robeson. The books are novelized versions of the Doc Savage Magazine that was written in the '30's. The books are out of print and fairly rare. If you want a copy, you'll probably have to buy off an auction site.

The books are the adventures of Doc Savage and his 5 friends and colleagues. Each of his colleagues are a master in some scientific field, like archeology, electricity and chemistry. Doc himself is a wizard of a man, a mental marvel. He's a total master in all fields of research and science, more intelligent than all his colleagues combined. On top of that, he's a physical hercules being extemely strong and a giant of a man. Doc was also what inspired many heroes you see commonly today like Batman, superman, James Bond and others. Here's a Wiki link that gives more info about Doc and links to other sites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Savage

So does anyone out there read this series?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:29 AM

Yeah, I used to enjoy reading those books, but that was a looooong time ago. :thumbsup:
Didn't care much, for the movie.
Couldn't quite wrap my head around "Tarzan" (Ron Ely), being Doc Savage.
Didn't do the books, justice.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:22 AM

I read some of the books, but I don't believe all of them.

Doc Savage and his band of men were super-heroes without any super-powers.

Buckaroo Bonzai ("The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension") and his group somewhat reminded me of the Doc Savage folks, and it doesn't surprise me that the Buckaroo Bonzai Wikipedia article mentions this similararity, too.


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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:27 PM

I still have a fair collection of the Bantam paperbacks.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:40 AM

As do I :thumbsup:. In fact, a few days ago I got some new novels at a used bookstore, pretty lucky.
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