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Publisher Comments:

Back in the thirties and forties, every guy harbored stacks of pulp fiction magazines bearing lurid covers designed to capture the eye with circus poster brilliance. Printed on cheap wood pulp paper and costing only about ten cents, these magazines were called "the pulps." Condemned by educators and ignored by critics, the so-called pulps were the working person's escape hatch - a vivid splash of color in the emptiness of the Great Depression. "The Great Pulp Heroes is an important look at the way in which certain figures concocted in the 1930s and 1940s became vital threads in the fabric of popular culture. Don Hutchison is widely recognized as a leading authority on the history of the pulp fiction era. He has published numerous magazine and newspaper articles and two books on the subject, including "The Scarlet Riders: Action-Packed Mountie Stories from the Fabulous Pulps.

Synopsis:

An affectionate look at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro. They were the original super guys.

Synopsis:

Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow. Tarzan. Doc Savage. Captain Future. The Spider. Zorro. They were the original super guys-godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Supewrman, Batman and James Bond. Fascinating and informative, The Great Pulp Heroes is a lively and entertaining history of those fabulous characters, of the gaudy, glorious magazines that spawned them, and of the amazing wordsmiths who churned out their monthly adventures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780889625853
Author:
Hutchison, Don
Publisher:
Mosaic Press (NY)
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Heroes in literature
Subject:
Popular literature
Subject:
Tarzan (fictitious character)
Subject:
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Popular literature -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hâeros dans la littâerature. .
Series Volume:
96-3
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.54x5.54x.75 in. .75 lbs.

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Product details 276 pages Mosaic Press (NY) - English 9780889625853 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An affectionate look at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro. They were the original super guys.
"Synopsis" by , Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow. Tarzan. Doc Savage. Captain Future. The Spider. Zorro. They were the original super guys-godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Supewrman, Batman and James Bond. Fascinating and informative, The Great Pulp Heroes is a lively and entertaining history of those fabulous characters, of the gaudy, glorious magazines that spawned them, and of the amazing wordsmiths who churned out their monthly adventures.
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