The Fandom Detective is on the trail of Doc Savage fans, who are out there collecting,
messaging, writing, creating web sites -- even while their hero languishes in forced retirement
thanks to the property's bungling, out-of-touch owner, Condé Nast, and its equally evil
publishing crony, Bantam Books.
Now the Fandom Detective's rounded up the usual suspects...
The Essential Web Sites
Doc Savage Web Page
Jeff has assembled images of ALL the pulps and paperbacks (along with story blurbs).
Plus he maintains THE list of online Doc Savage fans, the Internet Fans of Bronze, as well as lists
of wants and trades for collectors. In his spare time he spearheaded the Doc
Savage Web Ring! Genius!
Hidalgo Trading Company
Chuck's site trades in thoughts, not goods. A great collection of fan essays and artwork. The closest
I've seen anyone come to presenting a Doc fanzine online. Go here for the best in original Doc material.
Doc Savage in French
A complete account of Doc's history in France, from the '30s to the present
-- including volumes published more recently than the latest American book! Now bigger and badder than it was
when it was part of The 86th Floor!
This is the tip of the iceberg, my friends! For Doc Savage has a very active and creative group of
friends on the Web. Until I can write helpful capsule reviews for all the sites, I'd better leave you in
the hands of professionals. No one keeps track of Doc Savage Sites quite like:
St. Jeffrey of Sines
Best Bet: Put yourself in the hands of the
The Essential Fanzine
Howard Wright's Bronze Gazette --
The Unofficial Magazine for the Fan of Bronze -- is an excellent 5.5"w X 8.5"h fanzine that does
Doc proud -- very proud. Recent issues have had some great original fiction, even an unpublished
radio script! Color cover! Subscriptions are $16.50 a year for three issues. Write to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
The Essential Newsgroup
alt.fan.doc-savage, of course.
The Essential Book
If you haven't already, get your hands on a copy of "Doc
Savage: Arch Enemy of Evil", a thrilling reference tome which
includes all the plots of all the stories, along with all the covers of
all the pulps and paperbacks (printed in black & white). Some foreign
versions are thrown in as well. It recently had a second printing, and may
still be available for $30.00 (shipping incl. Go immediately to Larry
Widen's website Arch Enemy of Evil.
Or inquire to:
2181 N. 65th Street
Wauwatosa, WAI 53213
The Essential Merchandise
Graphitti Designs has produced an array of breathtaking
merchandise: prints, t-shirts, sculptures, and a pin!
(Site designed by me.)
The Essential Plug
For a brief bio (and more web sites) of The 86th Floor's author/designer, Chris Kalb, go