Date: 2017-07-02 03:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kedamono
I remember reading these as a kid. I think I too only got through the first 12 before I stopped reading them. It's too bad no one ever tried to turn this into a movie or series. It would be hard as an actor to portray this unemotional man, it would almost call for some form of makeup appliance to pull off the wax face.

Date: 2017-07-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
There's lots of actors with a great emotional range who could do this, for example, Keanu.

:-)

I did enjoy these when I was a pup, I liked the gimmick of creasing someone's head with a .22 to knock them out. Totally impractical, but a cute gimmick. I don't think I'd care for them now.

Date: 2017-07-02 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
The paralysis is fine, hair going white is nonsense but traditional, but tan removal??

Date: 2017-07-02 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stdesjardins
The Sanctum Publications cover, promoting a second novel titled The Yellow Horde, raises questions. I would find it easier to believe that the title referred to "the secret treasure of the Aztecs" if the word in the title were spelled "Hoard".

Date: 2017-07-04 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
The Pulp Train comes with a lot of racial baggage cars.

Date: 2017-07-03 01:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I read a bunch of Doc Savage books when I was a kid...I've never heard of these 'Avenger' books.

Is this the earliest instance of the trope of someone's spouse/family disappearing, and all witnesses swearing they never existed?

Date: 2017-07-03 06:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] londonkds
No, it's much older .

Date: 2017-07-03 01:41 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Dang it. Forgot to add my name to that previous anonymous post.

--AwesomeAud

Date: 2017-07-03 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
"and Tuskegee graduates Josh and Rosabell Newton, who often exploited the prejudices of the day to carry out investigations unnoticed"

Interesting. Were they given scope to be interesting characters otherwise, or were they defined as The Black Ones Who Serve Catered Food At Villain Parties?

Date: 2017-07-04 11:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
It's always the accessories that will ruin a disguise.

Date: 2017-07-10 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well, it's pulp. No one gets much in the way of deep characterization.

But compared to other pulps, having a married black couple who are depicted as intelligent, brave, and heroic is remarkably progressive. (Not to mention having two female heroes, Rosabelle and Nellie.)

Date: 2017-07-03 02:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] timgueugen
DC Comics did a short lived version of the Avenger in the mid '70s. The series was titled Justice Inc. Featuring The Avenger, presumably to avoid problems with Marvel's Avengers. It ran a mere four issues, with Jack Kirby doing the art in the last 3 issues.

Date: 2017-07-04 06:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
Dynamite did a brief comic version a couple of years ago, one of their pulp tribute series. I didn't hear any critical reaction to it at all.

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