The great pulp heroes

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Mosaic Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 276 pages
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Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow. Tarzan. Doc Savage. Captain Future. The Spider. Zorro. They were the original super guys-godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Supewrman, Batman and James Bond. Fascinating and informative, The Great Pulp Heroes is a lively and entertaining history of those fabulous characters, of the gaudy, glorious magazines that spawned them, and of the amazing wordsmiths who churned out their monthly adventures.

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I bought this book for background on the Spyder character novels by Norvell Page. Hutchison's prose is wonderfully pulpish at times. Enjoyable read. Good for pulp history. Read full review

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User Review  - Forrest - Goodreads

In the heyday of the pulp fiction magazine, there were titles for every interest: detective stories, adventure stories, romance, westerns, on and on. But the most memorable were the "hero pulps," in ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Don Hutchison is widely recognized as a leading authority on the history of the pulp fiction era. He has published numerous magazine and newspaper articles and two previous books on the subject. He is creator and editor of the acclaimed NORTHERN FRIGHTS authority series.