Altus Press is proud to announce the first spinoff from its acclaimed Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series.
Long a popular recurring character in the famed pulp hero series, Patricia Savage is a combination of Nancy Drew and Annie Oakley, with a dash of 1930s actresses like Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert and Mae West. She was the direct inspiration for Supergirl. The bronze-skinned golden girl perpetually struggled to horn in on her older cousin’s adventures, but the Man of Bronze stubbornly refused to let her join his band of adventurers. Now Pat strikes out on her own.
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions is set in the Summer of 1938, and is written by Will Murray from an outline by Doc Savage originator Lester Dent.
“Spinning off Doc Savage’s beautiful gunslinging cousin into her own series was not my idea,” reveals Murray. “Wild Adventures readers kept demanding it. So I gave in. Unlike Doc, who is an altruist, Pat Savage is an entrepreneur. In her first adventure, she and Monk Mayfair go to Oklahoma, looking to get into the wildcat oil business. Pat’s business plan takes a dark turn when a nearly-bloodless man hands her a mysterious aluminum cylinder. Desperate gunmen after the cylinder jump them. Before they know it, Pat and Monk find themselves framed for murder while fighting a previously-unknown tribe of murderous Indians led by the masked Chief Standing Scorpion. Before they’re done, the danger-hunting duo will be marked by death by the brand of a sinister scarlet scorpion!”
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions showcases a stunning cover by acclaimed artist Joe DeVito. Now available in trade paperback, with ebook and collector’s hardcover editions coming in the near future.
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Will Murray is the author of nearly 70 novels featuring such iconic characters as Doc Savage, The Shadow, King Kong, Tarzan of the Apes, Nick Fury, Mack Bolan, and Remo Williams, the Destroyer. He may be best known for creating the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel Comics.
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