Philip José Farmer,
biographer of Lord Greystoke (or Tarzan, as he is better known), has
turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the most
famous heroes of our time: Doctor Clark Savage, Jr., popularly known as
Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice. Philip José
Farmer has collected all the facts that shed light on Doc Savage
including his family
background (he is related to such stalwarts as Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes
and James Bond), his devilish opponents and his amazing inventions,
including radar, shark repellent and an anesthetic gas grenade which
helped capture King Kong. Together with other data and brilliant
deductions, Mr Farmer offers the most authoritative account of this
remarkable character we are ever likely to read...
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
The 'First edition' is stated as such on the copyright page, and has
date code O24 on page 226. Red cloth boards with black lettering on the
New York, NY: Bantam Books
not credited [= Roger Kastel; background by Walter Baumhofer]
Corrected and expanded edition.
New York, NY: Playboy
Again a somewhat corrected and expanded edition.
St Albans, Herts:
Granada / Panther
Corrected and expanded edition, it also includes an index that is not
in the US editions.