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The Great Pulp Heroes By Don Hutchison,

  • Title: The Great Pulp Heroes
  • Author: Don Hutchison
  • ISBN: 9780889625853
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 entertainiHere 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.
    The Great Pulp Heroes 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 origi

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    1. 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.

    2. This is a great idea for a book, but the execution is poor It is a survey of the major continuing heroes in pulp magazines, tracing their motifs, fortunes, and longevity This should be a real benefit to anyone studying hero pulps, since the originals are so expensive and hard to find The problem is that Hutchison does not do it very well The bare facts are useful, but they are too bare There is no criticism to enlighten about these characters and their times, no study of the group to track what [...]

    3. Libro que revisa exclusivamente a los heroes pulp del primer tercio del siglo 20 Estos heroes fueron precursores de los superh roes comiqueros Tras un cap tulo que trata sobre esa epoca dorada, los siguientes se enfocan en sendos personajes, resumiendo sus andanzas editoriales y la cronol gica de sus aventuras Con muy buena informaci n y pocos graficos de la poca Entre otros nos encontramos con los famosos The Shadow, Doc Savage y The Spider Y otros no tanto como The Black Bat Muy recomendable p [...]

    4. 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 which one great adventurer, often nearly superhuman, would appear every month with a new novel length tale.This book is an essential guide to those hero pulps, beginning with the big four immortal characters The black cloaked Shadow and his twin.45s Doc Savage supreme adventurer and forerunner of Superma [...]

    5. Really enjoyed the almost whimsical look back at the heroes of the pulp magazine era Mr Hutchison places everything in a historical context, but looks at it with a fan friendly eye He takes his mission seriously, but not overly so The tone is informative and conversational.The book is broken up into chapters centered on specific heroes The big ones, The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Spider, etc are at the front of the book Lesser characters and knock offs are later and some of them are grouped togethe [...]

    6. I didn t actually read this whole thing I skipped the last few chapters But I don t feel I missed anything every chapter was pretty much the same, just with a different subject Sometimes, the subjects weren t even different Going into this, I think I was expecting something scholarly As an anecdotal look back at a time when the author s greatest joy was the pulp novel, replete with direct correspondences with pulp authors, this works well It describes numerous characters and tropes, as well as [...]

    7. A handbook for those wanting info on the pulp heroes Nicely written This guy knows his stuff Lots of info here that was new to me, and I m a pretty big pulp geek The book is split into sections, each of the big name iconic heroes get their own chapter, followed by another four or five chapters detailing some of the lesser known guys by genre.So, after you get to read about Doc Savage, the Shadow and Captain Future, there are chapters about air heroes , bad guys that got their own magazines, jun [...]

    8. Burrowing through the thousands yes, THOUSANDS of novels published in the pulp magazine era is an intimidating task, to say the least, but Hutchison s entertaining and informative look back is a great place to start Suffice to say, after reading this I NEED to pick up some installments of the absolutly insane adventures of The Spider and start a campaign to bring Operator 8 s war against the Purple Empire back into print Before there were superheroes, there were pulp heroes and this is a great l [...]

    9. This is a really fascinating book about various pulp heroes It starts out with some background on the pulps, then has separate chapters on the Shadow, Doc Savage, G 8, The Spider, Operator 5, Tarzan and various others, including Captain Future, airplane pulp characters, and even a couple of rather strange villains like The Octopus.There s also a section of black and white cover reproductions of some of the pulps If you are at all interested in pulps, this will be an excellent addition to your co [...]

    10. Ever since reading my first Tarzan book and my first Shadow story, I have been a fan of the Pulps This is a good book on the various Pulp heroes of the Pulp magazine era I think the only pulp hero that Mr Hutchison missed was Robert E Howard s Conan Otherwise, he does a good job covering all the popular heroes and even a couple that had short runs Definitely would recommend it to any fan of Pulp magazines.

    11. 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.

    12. Made me want to read a bunch of the old pulp serials Would have liked behind the scenes on the writers who put out so many words for a penny each though.

    13. A great pulp reference book If you want to start learning about the pulp heroes start with this book Very recommended

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