In case any of you pulp fans might have forgotten, this month, Febuary, marks the 80th anniversary of two of the biggest icons of the Pulp Era.
It was in this month of 1933 that the first Doc Savage magazine hit the stands.
At the same time the 8th Wonder of the World, King Kong, was first released in threaters.
So why am I bring this to your attention?
Well, next month Altus Press
will be releasing a new Doc Savage novel, Doc Savage: Skull Island
The story opens when Doc returns from his Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole to discover the cold corpse of Kong lying on his doorstep.
“I know this creature,” he tells his dumbfounded men.
Tasked to dispose of the remains, the Man of Bronze then tells the untold story of his epic encounter with Kong back in 1920, after Doc returns from service in World War I, long before Kong became King Kong.
Doc Savage: Skull Island is a multi-generational story in which Doc and his father—the man who placed him in the hands of scientists who made him into a superman—sail to the Indian Ocean in search of Doc’s grandfather, the legendary Stormalong Savage, whose famous ship has been discovered floating, deserted, her masts snapped by some incredible force.
The quest for Stormalong Savage leads to the fog-shrouded Indian Ocean—and Skull Island! There, Doc Savage faces his first great test as he encounters its prehistoric dangers and tangles with the towering, unstoppable Kong.