The Avenger was like Doc Savage’s depressed, spooky little brother.
Art by the inimitable George Gross.
Doc Savage has always been one of my prime personal character archetypes.
Scientist,Detective, Humanitarian, Adventurer, his every sense and physical attribute honed & toned relentlessly to the awesomest level.
Plus, totally mutant widow’s peak hairline.
Art by the inimitable James Bama.
…after I posted the Frazetta cover for “the Monster Men,” I realized I had a different edition, with another great cover by…some other dude… already in my pulp bookcase. Clearly an Edgar Rice Burroughs work that inspires graphic excellence-
In my humble opinion, Frank Frazetta did most of his best paintings for covers of Edgar Rice Burroughs books. The later, more painterly ones for the Pellucidar and Warlord of Mars series are legendary- but I got this for just $3.50 the day before yesterday- the 1963 edition of The Monster Men. It makes me happy.