Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: The Skipper, December 1936


You know, I've never read any of this series. Are they any good? With the lead novels being written by Laurence Donovan under the name Wallace Brooker, I imagine they'd at least be entertaining. This first issue also contains back-up stories by Harold A. Davis, Carmony Gove, and Kenneth MacNicol.

5 comments:

Tom Johnson said...

I enjoyed them. A couple read like Doc Savage.

James Reasoner said...

Thanks, Tom. I believe I have a copy of the Sanctum Books volume that reprints a couple of the stories. I'll have to check on that.

Mike Blake said...

In fact, I believe I saw in some old index the character originated in backup stories in DOC SAVAGE.

Erwin-K said...

Actually, Mike, is is the other way around. Cap Fury appeared in 12 issues of The Skipper. Then, circa 1937, he moved to the back of Doc Savage for 40 stories, until 1943. (Per The Hero-Pulp Index.)

James Reasoner said...

You know, even though I haven't read any of these yet (I have one of the reprints already and another on the way), I sort of wish somebody would do a complete collection of them. The more pulp available, the better.