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by Jeff Deischer

Download The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology, 3rd Edition eBook
ISBN:
1478190493
Author:
Jeff Deischer
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (July 6, 2012)
Pages:
332 pages
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1621 kb
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1345 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
497


Jeff Deischer's landmark chronology of Doc Savage, which first discovered the Man .

Jeff Deischer's landmark chronology of Doc Savage, which first discovered the Man of Bronze's true birthday and included the radio plays in a timeline. The amount of attention to detail the Chronology is given is truly staggering, even for a fan of Doc like myself; reading it, I discovered details I'd missed in my last read of several stories.

It addition to including Will Murray's new Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, a number of the author's groundbreaking essays on the Man of Bronze are also contained within, including some that have only seen limited publication.

The Adventures of Doc Savage: A Definitive Chronology by Jeff Deischer sets Death in Silver in mid-October 1933 . All chronologies concur that Death in Silver transpired over a two-day period. Death in Silver was re-published by Bantam Books in paperback in July 1968 with cover art by James Bama. Its backcover blurb reads as follows: An awesome legion of master criminals launch a devastating series of raids that set the entire east coast of America aflame

Devoted to the books of Jeff Deischer.

Devoted to the books of Jeff Deischer. Universe), written as Wes T. Salem The OVERWORLD series: The Overman Paradigm, written as Kim Williamson THE CHALLENGER series: The Winter Wizard ADVENTURES, INC. series: Spook Trail The ARGENTVERSE series: Argent The NEMESIS COMPANY series: Red, as in Ruin The Little Book of Short Stories The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology The Marvel Timeline Project, Part 1. Over the Rainbow: a User's Guide to MY Dangyang The Way They Were: the Histories of Some of Fiction's Most Famous Heroes and Villains. Jeff Deischer the writer.

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From force of habit he liked to go through his ritual while alone risoner. Doc paid the cell hut a visit to be sure. The guards on duty eyed Doc’s bronze form in open wonder, marveling at its perfection. Doc had not as yet donned his shirt. Doc’s bared arms looked like those of an Atlas. The muscles, in repose, were not knotty. They were more like bundled piano wires on which a thin bronze skin had been painted.

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Adventure Time is a large franchise, and as a result it has spawned a lot of spin-off media, such as comics, graphic novels, and video games. However, a lot of this officially licensed material is written without the creative input of the show's crew, and as a result is usually considered non-canon. This timeline is designed to be as complete as possible, and therefore contains information from canon as well as non-canon sources. Non-canon information has been clearly highlighted using pink boxes.

Jeff Deischer's landmark chronology of Doc Savage, which first discovered the Man of Bronze's true birthday and included the radio plays in a timeline, is back in print in an expanded and updated edition that has been fully revised for better readability and easier consulting. It addition to including Will Murray's new Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, a number of the author's groundbreaking essays on the Man of Bronze are also contained within, including some that have only seen limited publication. Offered here for the first time anywhere is an expanded family tree that shows Doc Savage's relationships to other literary characters such as Sam Spade (Maltese Falcon), Wolf Larsen (Sea Wolf), the Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstein's Monster!
  • Nalmergas
The repeats himself a little. I did find it enjoyable
  • Doukree
Good communications and price. Fun book.
  • Rainpick
When I was younger, they started to republish the Man of Bronze series, which my late Father used to read when he was a kid. I enjoyed the books.
  • sobolica
I love pulp. I was a latecomer in the 1970s and '80s to the allure of the bright, fantastic world of the hero pulps, to the exploits of men like The Spider, The Avenger, and the Man of Bronze himself - Clark "Doc" Savage, Jr.

I blame James Bama for this. I'd found a copy of the Bantam reprint for Man of Bronze in a box of used books my father had picked up for a song at a local used book store. Doc himself challenged me from the top of the stack of books, fists clenched, jaw set and resolute. Already a fan of the current run of superhero comics, I was hooked. I still am, which brings us to the review at hand.

Jeff Deischer's The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology is an extensive, sometimes exhaustive examination of Doc Savage's life and times, his exploits, , associates and enemies, and the slightly off-real world he exists within. Every Doc Savage story, by his creator Lester Dent and others who followed in his footsteps, is examined, analyzed, and placed along the chronology of the title.

Deischer's research and love for Dent's greatest creation is evident on very page - in the care taken to place stories, events, even inventions into his chronology, his commentary on every aspect of Doc's world, all the way down to the appendices (including my favorite, the "John Sunlight" Dossier) and the amazingly useful index. The amount of attention to detail the Chronology is given is truly staggering, even for a fan of Doc like myself; reading it, I discovered details I'd missed in my last read of several stories. In this, the Chronology not only succeeds in its goal to present a comprehensive timeline and near-concordance of Doc's world, but exceeds that lofty achievement. It's laudable, and I cannot salute Jeff enough for his work on this volume.

The extensive detail and research done for the Chronology has its dark side - like Doc's arch-nemesis John Sunlight, the details Jeff has put into the work can often confuse, bedevil, or foil the reader. For someone that is not already deeply, thoroughly familiar with Doc's world, the Chronology is potentially daunting to the point of frustration and confusion. During the read-through for this review, I found myself having to go back to cross-reference points Jeff made, and took several side trips to consult the index and find my way. For the casual reader, The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology may prove to be a summit too high to reach without substantial effort, and for a few, the sheer density of information may drive them to more accessible works.

Criticisms on the difficulty of mastering the Chronology aside, Jeff's work is a worthy addition to the serious fan's bookshelf, admirable in its accomplishments, and the flaws it has rise out of a true love for the source material. I can hardly fault Jeff for being a true fan of Doc Savage, and with the Chronology, he's certainly earned a place on Doc's team. So join me, fellow pulp fans, as I recite the Doc Savage Oath and raise a glass to his work instead!
  • Thomeena
This particular book, though well written, serves as a superfluous text to an otherwise mediocre pulp adventure series. This book is truly for the most dedicated of fans, as a sequence of events being not at all useful or enlightening for the common reader.