The Great Pulp Heroes

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Mosaic Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 276 pages

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 Superman, 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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I'm rereading this gem of a book for some research. It covers a wide swathe of pulp history and the details on the major (and some minor) pulp figures from the 1920's through the 1940's. It's a refresher course of why I love these characters and the near-genre. Read full review


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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 anthology series.

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