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The Monsters (Doc Savage (Bantam) #7)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  257 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The breeding ground was a monstrous walled castle completely covered over with a huge electrified net. Inside were the scum of the earth, gathered from the prisons of the world--filled with killer lust--transformed into invincible monster giants by the evil genius of Pere Teston. Now they were ready to ravage the world with their hideous menace--unless Doc Savage and his m ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell (first published 1934)
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Aug 10, 2016 David rated it really liked it
One of the more fantastic of the Doc Savage novels, this one involves men of enormous size who are to be used to rob and destroy. How they got to be enormous and how they were to be unleashed is part of the story of The Monsters. The Fabulous Five are all present, and for once Renny's skills are put to a practical use, though it means he has to stay behind and be an engineer instead of get in a fight. Monk gets more page time than any of them. Johnny and Long Tom are window dressing. It's clear ...more
Jan 18, 2017 Ronald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read in summer of 1966
Sep 25, 2016 Craig rated it really liked it
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 d ...more
Nov 15, 2014 Forrest rated it liked it
Hmm... I'm not sure how to rate this one. On one hand, it has a pretty good set up, the kind of outlandish sci-fi menace I love, some creepy set pieces and a good amount of action — mostly gunplay and "things going boom." And yet it never really held my attention. It felt to me like Lester Dent had a smash-bang idea for a story, carefully crafted the first few chapters, then ran out of time and had to finish in a week.

Maybe that's because the identity of the "mystery" villain was never in any do
Aug 26, 2015 Douglas rated it really liked it
Shelves: doc-savage, pulp
Doc, along with the Fabulous Five and a steel-haired woman, battles gigantic genetically-engineered monsters before they could spree terror in major american cities. You know the drill.

A good entry, with eerie scenes and - finally - foes that could make short work of the Man of Bronze. This adventure was adapted in a very famous early Batman story, but Doc faced it all long before Batman existed - so it's like pop culture archeology.

I don't remember Johhnny or Long Tom saying a word in all the b
Ed Wyrd
May 06, 2015 Ed Wyrd rated it really liked it
Shelves: doc-savage
Don't have to really worry about spoilers here. The title, the cover illustration by James Bama of Doc Savage in the grasp of a giant hand, pretty much tells all you need to know. The story starts in the backwoods of northern Michigan when a trapper is crushed and his cabin destroyed. The news says it was a tornado, but the trapper's neighbor knows better. The trapper had asked his neighbor to seek out a detective if he should be killed. And what better detective to seek out than Doc Savage? Ano ...more
Timothy Boyd
Mar 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Martin Felando
Apr 18, 2016 Martin Felando rated it liked it
This was the most memorable of the half dozen Doc Savage books that I read when I was a boy. Doc Savage focused on fine tuning himself every morning and led a team comprised of gifted scientists and intellectuals. The cover illustrations are excellent. The stories are easy to read, action packed, and designed for young readers wanting adventure.
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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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