The final two installments of Moonstone Books solicitations for September have arrived, and if you are a fan of Buckaroo Banzai, there is a good chance you are a fan of Doc Savage too (I know I am). Coming in September the company will release the Doc Savage Radio Scripts written by Lester Dent himself! These lost scripts haven’t seen the light of day since the 1940s and many have never been seen before. Quite an addition to your Doc Savage trophy room.

More info and a Clash preview after the jump!

DocLTDmock100.jpgDOC-LArkinArtFinalMock100.jpgDoc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent
Written by: Lester Dent
Interior Art: Tom Roberts
Cover Art: Bob Larkin (reg), Doug Klauba (LTD)
352pgs, b/w, Squarebound, 6”x9”, $18.95 (LTD hardcover $49.99)

Moonstone Books is proud to announce the first printing of new Doc Savage tales in more than thirty-five years! Written in the late 1940’s by Doc Savage’s creator, Lester Dent, many of these radio scripts have never been seen before. Their background shrouded in mystery, these incredible adventures have been virtually forgotten for more than half a century!

Today, Doc Savage remains one of the greatest pulp heroes of the twentieth century. From his first appearances in 181 issues of Doc Savage magazine, to his later popularity in novels, comics, and motion pictures, the Man in Bronze has thrilled audiences around the world for more than five decades! Now, for the first time ever, these astonishing radio scripts are available to his legions of fans across the globe! Assembled together in this single, amazing volume, they are a rare treat for Doc Savage fans everywhere!

Available in both a trade paperback and a special, limited and signed hardcover edition with a full-color dust jacket! The special edition, limited to just 300 numbered copies, features a stunning, pulp-era Doc Savage cover by Douglas Klauba, and will be signed by both the artist and the interior illustrator, Tom Roberts! Best of all, this collectible hardcover will also include special Doc color plates by Dave Dorman, Joe Prado, and Ruben Procopio!

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Story: Greg Karras
Art: Cory Hamscher
Colors: Barry Williams, Lori Johnsen
Cover A: Cory Hamscher,
Cover B: Ron Frenz,
32pgs, color, $3.50, 2-covers 50-50 split

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  1. I hate to admit it but I have a real soft spot for Doc Savage, having watched the movie several times on TV as a kid. Ron Ely – Tarzan, Doc Savage, gameshow host, is there anything this man can’t do???

    Okay, act. Don’t be picky.

  2. Matthew Peterson on

    I also dig Doc, though his crossover with The Thing in Marvel Two-In-One is classic Marvel 70’s estupido…

  3. Davek: I’m teaching a class on adaptation next semester and this morning I thought it would be perfect to start the class by reading a passage from Doc Savage: Man of Bronze (book 1), then the Marvel adaptation of that book, then the Ron Ely movie. What a coincidence that Moonstone sent this solicitation my way.

    Matthew: If you want a really cool Doc crossover dig through the stacks at work and see if you can find the Shadow/Doc Savage crossover from the early 90s.

    I’m not a fan of cover 2, which means, I’ll probably be dropping the money for the hardcover.

  4. Stephen, I truly hope you use Sin City as an example, considering how aggressive Rodriguez used Frank Miller’s artwork (to the point of foregoing his DGA membership.)

    (Tee hee. And Running Man, too. As an example of the other direction.)

  5. Sin City is on the list :D

    Here is just part of the suggested reading list

    The Spirit
    The Shadow
    Doc Savage
    Ghost World
    The Hulk
    Men in Black
    Justice League
    Fantastic Four
    Sin City
    Dick Tracy
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    A History of Violence
    Asterix and Cleopatra
    The Punisher (both versions)
    The Rocketeer
    Mystery Men
    Time Cop
    Bulletproof Monk
    The Phantom
    Judge Dread
    Swamp Thing
    Barb Wire
    The Flash
    Green Hornet
    Tales from the Crypt
    Road to Perdition
    Ghost Rider
    Iron Man
    30 Days of Night
    The Fountain
    Over the Hedge
    The Mask
    V for Vendetta
    Southland Tales

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