Pulp Fiction > Hero Pulps

The Crime Fighting Super Hero emerged during the Pulp Fiction era in a category of magazines now known as the Hero Pulps. These magazines were incredibly successful with publishing runs many times lasting for over a decade. The Spider, Operator 5, The Shadow and Doc Savage were some of the Hero Pulps that captivated readers for decades.


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    Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture's first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, "Zorro Saves a Friend" and "Zorro Hunts a Jackal."

Genre: AdventureHero PulpsPulp FictionWesterns

    The Bat Staffel by Robert J. Hogan

In the skies of France, G-8 and his men are pitted against a mad German scientist, Doktor Krueger, keen on destruction. In this first novel, giant bat-like creatures are spreading death and destruction in a bizarre plot to turn the Allied cause to defeat. But the Battle Aces' Spads are on the tail of this diabolical scheme. And the Master of daring, deception and disguise, G-8, can bring them down in the final dogfight.

Year: 1933
Genre: Hero PulpsWeird Menace

    The Spider Strikes by R.T.M. Scott

Celebrated crime author R. T. M. Scott introduces the sinister Spider in his premiere case. Go with criminologist Richard Wentworth during his first electrifying adventure, in which the avenging arachnid crosses swords with the malevolent mastermind known by the cryptic signature of Mr. X as...The Spider Strikes!

Year: 1933
Genre: Hero Pulps

    The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

Jmmy Christopher is Operator 5. In THE MASKED INVASION he fends off the Masked Empire, an organization that threatens the very existance of the United States as a democratic force. Originally printed in the April, 1934 issue of Operator 5 Magazine.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction




Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- -- Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro   by Johnston McCulley
-- -- --1933 The Bat Staffel   by Robert J. Hogan
-- -- --1933 The Spider Strikes   by R.T.M. Scott
-- -- --1934 City of Flaming Shadows   by Grant Stockbridge
-- -- --1934 Secret Agent X-9   by Dashiell Hammett
-- -- --1934 Secret Six #1: The Red Shadow   by Robert J. Hogan
-- -- --1934 The Mad Horde   by Grant Stockbridge
-- -- --1934 The Masked Invasion   by Curtis Steele
-- -- --1934 The Red Death Rain   by Grant Stockbridge
-- -- --2000 Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars   by Harrison Stievers
-- -- --2013 Doc Savage: Skull Island   by Will Murray
-- -- --2015 Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow   by Lester Dent
-- -- --2016 Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions   by Lester Dent
-- -- --2018 The Spider: The Doom Legion   by Will Murray



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