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The Terror in the Navy (Doc Savage (Bantam) #33)

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A bizarre dictator unleashes a deadly force against the United States Navy: the mightiest vessels in the U.S. armada are sunk; warplanes are pulled from the clouds; even Doc Savage's impenetrable sky fortress is ripped from the stratosphere! And the brash, strutting BRAUN demands one hundred million dollars in ransom from a nation in chaos. Only the Man of Bronze dares ...more
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Craig
Sep 25, 2016 Craig rated it it was amazing
The first Doc Savage story appeared in 1933 and the series ran in pulp and later digest format into 1949. Bantam reprinted the entire series in paperback with wonderful, iconic covers starting in the 1960's. Doc was arguably the first great modern superhero with a rich background, continuity, and mythos. The characterizations were far richer than was common for the pulps; his five associates and their sometimes-auxiliary, Doc's cousin Pat, and the pets Chemistry and Habeas Corpus, all had very ...more
Ronald
Sep 27, 2016 Ronald added it
possibly read in winter 1969
Keith Bell
Sep 14, 2016 Keith Bell rated it it was amazing
5 for nostalgia. Flying through the series again. Some of the stories give Doc a little more of a human feel, especially when they feature cousin Pat Savage.
Anthony
Apr 20, 2011 Anthony rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-adventure
The cover says this is the 33rd of Doc's adventures, reprinting in paperback from from its original pulp magazine publication in the 1937. It contains all the classic pulp elements, but I can't say it's the most exciting Doc Savage adventure I've ever read. I enjoyed the banter between Monk and Ham, as usual. And the banter, such as it was, between Doc and his cousin Pat is also fun: Pat wants to be in on the action, but Doc doesn't want his female cousin in danger at all. She finds a way to be ...more
Tim
Dec 13, 2013 Tim rated it it was ok
Even the appearance of Doc Savage's gorgeous cousin Pat can't save this tale from mediocrity. Really, with, say, "Quest of the Spider," "The Red Skull" and "The Yellow Cloud," its among the weaker pre-1940 tales written by primary Doc Savage author Lester Dent. Certainly by "The Terror in the Navy" (April 1937), Dent was writing in a more sophisticated style than in the early days, so that's a plus. But overall, this is an ordinary Doc Savage tale.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Of all the pulp era heroes few stand out above the crowd, Doc Savage is one of these. With his 5 aides and cousin he adventures across the world. Fighting weird menaces, master criminals and evil scientists Doc and the Fab 5 never let you down for a great read. These stories have all you need; fast paced action, weird mystery, and some humor as the aides spat with each other. My highest recommendation.
Fraser Sherman
Apr 28, 2015 Fraser Sherman rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-adventure
A foreign power develops a mysterious force that can pull planes out of the sky and suck ships under the water. Is the US Navy doomed? Will the government pay $100 million to Braun, who claims he can save everyone? Or will Doc Savage figure out how to stop this thing? A solid entry in the series with an ingenious scheme.
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Kenneth Robeson was the house name used by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage and later The Avenger. Though most Doc Savage stories were written by the author Lester Dent, there were many others who contributed to the series, including:

William G. Bogart
Evelyn Coulson
Harold A. Davis
Lawrence Donovan
Alan Hathway
W. Ryerson Johnson

Lester Dent is usua
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