Doc Savage March 1933 (Street and Smith) Apparent GD/VG - First Issue. Created by Street & Smith Publications executive Henry Ralston and editor John Nanovic to further capitalize on the success of their other pulp hero, The Shadow, Doc Savage quickly became popular with readers -- so much so that decades later his 182 adventures were reprinted as paperbacks by Bantam over the course of 25 years and continue to entertain readers young and old. This copy of the debut issue is in Apparent Good to Very Good condition, with rice paper reinforcements. The spine is complete with mild wear and soiling; the covers are complete with a moderate amount of wear and tear along the edges, and the issue has a subscription crease. The pages are light tan and show some chipping. The pulp is inscribed and signed "Lester Dent" (it may have actually been signed by Mrs. Lester Dent) in black ink on the inside front cover and "Walter M. Baumhofer" in blue ink on the title page. Bookery's Guide to Pulps GD value = $1,500; VG value = $3,750. From the Frank Collection.

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