Monster of the Day #1053

Here’s the Bantam Books cover for the same story as yesterday. That’s not James Bama, surely. Too bad.

  • Gamera977

    “Smile, you son of a bitch”

  • Flangepart

    Suddenly, a book title dropped from the sky, and stopped the T-Rex from simply grabbing Doc and gobbling him up.

  • I swear I first read that as The Land Before Terror, which makes no damn sense what with Before being twice the size of for.

    Damn cool T-Rex.

  • sandra

    Well, at least Doc Savage has a weapon that might be effective, provided he aims for the eyes or the inside of the mouth.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I wonder where Monk and Ham are? Quarreling over some Neanderthal gal they met?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I remember seeing the Doc Savage paperbacks when I was a kid, and maybe someone can answer this for me. Does Doc have hair that looks like a plastic bathing cap, or does he wear a plastic bathing cap? I could never figure it out. Maybe this is told in one of the books.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I recall it as being his hair, though he DID have a wig that had some small gadgets built into it (like an unbreakable thread, I think) and that he often wore.

  • CaptNemo

    “Eat THIS!!!!!!!!!!!”

    A Tommy gun that gets Dish Network.

  • Flangepart

    The guys did have automatic pistols that could shoot tranc darts.
    Doc, Monk and Ham do make at least one guest shot in THE ROCKETEER comics, which are pretty good over all.

  • sandra

    He should have used some of that unbreakable thread to make shirts. Or did he buy them pre-ripped ?

  • Luke Blanchard

    He didn’t look like that on his pulp magazines. The design was introduced when the Bantam paperback reprints started.

  • Rodford Smith

    It looks like the guns the THRUSH guys used on _Man From U.N.C.L.E._. Which makes me wonder when the cover was drawn for the reprint.

  • Rodford Smith

    The guy who modeled Doc for most of these covers later became an artist himself. Last I heard he was popular at conventions, and still had his hair in that weird close crop. He also sells his Doc Savage artwork.