Tuesday, March 3, 2015


She had a wealth of bronze hair--hair very closely akin in hue to that of Doc Savage.
She was tall; her form was molded along lines that left nothing to be desired. Her features were as perfect as though a magazine-cover artist had designed them.
She wore high-laced boots, breeches, and a serviceable gray shirt. from Brand of the Werewolf by Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson.
The Woman of Bronze - Patricia "Pat" Savage!

Patricia "Pat" Savage, joins Doc Savage on many of his adventures beginning with her first appearance in Brand of the Werewolf. She is the daughter of Alex Savage, Doc's uncle who lives in Canada. Pat Savage appeared in 37 Doc Savage adventures, more than I had realized. 
Pat Savage fan art!

Pat Savage is a recurring supporting character, the daughter of Alex Savage, Doc Savage's cousin and only close kin, sharing the bronze hair color and skin tone with him as well as being strikingly beautiful. The stories note she's an accomplished marksman, pilot, and hand-to-hand combatant.

Take-off on Pat Savage!
In the novel I Died Yesterday, she's even the main character, with the story told in her first person narrative.

Pat carries a Colt Frontier Six-Shooter with a fanning spur as her signature weapon,"the piece of artillery that my grandfather used to fight Indians with.

Pat Savage Woman of Bronze #1
"Family Blood"
Written by Julie Woodcock with art by Scott Benefiel. Darryl (Wild Wild West) Banks, Adam (Ghost) Hughes, Dean (The Ferret) Zachary & Mike (Rogue) Wieringo.
Late one night, Pat Savage is walking along a street, with her friend Constance, when the pair are accosted by armed thugs delivering a warning to Doc Savage to stay out of mob business. Pat’s instincts kick in and she vanquishes her assailants, receiving a razor slash in the process. Connie rushes Pat to Doc’s headquarters where the Man of Bronze patches up his cousin’s wound. When Connie reveals the reason behind the attack, Doc assembles his men and sets out to deal with the mob, leaving Monk behind to guard Pat and Connie. Pat sneaks out after Doc but finds herself being followed by a gangland type. She overpowers the hood and finds he is Francesco Dragna, a Luciano soldier sent to guard Pat from harm, it seems a rival gang is trying to get to her in a scheme to bring Doc Savage down on the Luciano mob. When they return to Doc’s HQ, Francesco recognizes Connie as the wife of the rival gang boss, Carmine Ferro. Connie orders her men to kill Pat and in the melee Francesco takes a bullet meant for the Woman of Bronze. Pat trails the crooks to Ferro’s hideout where Carmine and Connie are torturing Monk. Pat opens fire with mercy bullets, taking down the hoods and punches Connie’s lights out, just as Doc Savage and his men arrive. Pat’s greeting: “It’s about time you got here.”
Includes a bio of Pat Savage.  
Moody painted cover by Mark (Masques) Evans

Doc Savage: Manual of Bronze
"Pat Savage"
Pat Savage character profile.
Nice cover by Tony (Ex Machina) Harris.

Doc Savage The Man of Bronze #1 - terrific cover I couldn't leave out!

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze #2 
"The Monarch of Armageddon" Part 2
Mini-series written by Mark Ellis with art by Darryl Banks & Robert Lewis
"Genesis: John Sunlight"
Text feature, written by pulp historian & author Will Murray, on the only Doc Savage foe the Man of Bronze faced twice, in the novels. 
Doug (Jonny Quest) Wildey cover.

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze #3
"The Monarch of Armageddon" Part 3
"Genesis: John Sunlight Part 2" 
Brian Stelfreeze cover featuring Doc Savage & Pat Savage.

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze #4
"The Monarch of Armageddon" Part 4
Brian Stelfreeze cover. 

Doc Savage #7  The Brand of the Werewolf!
"Brand of the Werewolf"
Written by Gardner Fox & Tony Isabella with art by Ross (Spider-Man) Andru & Frank (Secret Six) Springer.
Adapts Brand of the Werewolf, first of the novels to feature Pat Savage. 

Doc Savage #8  In the Lair of the Werewolf!
"Werewolf's Lair"
Written by Tony Isabella with art by Rich (Demon Hunter) Buckler, Tom (Doctor Strange) Palmer & Jack Abel. 
Adapt Brand of the Werewolf, first of the novels to feature Pat Savage. 

Doc Savage #5 Magazine  The Man of Bronze Uncovers the Secret of the Loch Ness Monster!  
"The Earth Wreckers"
Written by Doug (Master of Kung Fu) Moench with art by Tony (Conan) DeZuniga.
Cover painted by Ken Barr, who mainly produced paperback covers. 

Doc Savage #7 Magazine  Ancient Monsters in a Land Beyond Time!
"The Mayan Mutations" 
Written by Doug (James Bond) Moench with art by Val (Bruce Lee) Mayerik & Tony DeZuniga.
Cover painted by Ken Barr.

Text article on Doc Savage including Pat Savage!
Reprints Doc Savage #7 & #8! Great Steranko cover!
It's always fun to expound on the legend of Doc Savage. He was an integral part of my growing up, devouring the novels as fast as they came out. With each of my posts on the iconic character, it allows me to live the excitement all over again.

Darryl Banks illustration of Doc & Pat Savage!

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

Bob Larkin art! He did a number of the Doc Savage paperback novel covers!

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