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Publication: Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopedia from Able Team to Z-Comm

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  • Publication: Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopedia from Able Team to Z-CommPublication Record # 413468
  • Author: Bradley Mengel
  • Date: 2009-09-15
  • ISBN: 978-0-7864-4165-5 [0-7864-4165-8]
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Price: $45.00
  • Pages: 225
  • Format:
    tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
  • Cover: Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopedia from Able Team to Z-Comm (2009) • by Shutterstock
  • Notes:
    • An encyclopedia of paperback crime fighters beginning with the Mack Bolan paperback series in the late sixties. All entries are one to three pages in length, starting with the characters/series name, writer's name, description of series, biography of author/authors, and then a complete listing of titles in the series along with their publisher.
    • Listed because of the entries involving speculative characters, most of which are listed on this site.
    • Speculative characters listed: Chant (George C. Chesbro, p 33), Chill (Jory Sherman, p 35), The Destroyer (Robert Murphy & Richard Ben Sapir, p 51-57), Dracula (Robert Lory, p 59), Mind Master (John F. Rossman, p 125), Night Hunter (Robert Faulcon [Robert Holdstock] p 128), Prince Zarkon (Lin Carter, p 139), Reefe King (Albert Barker, p 143), Rogue Angel (Alex Archer p 147), Sabat (Guy N. Smith, p 149), Satan Sleuth (Michael Avallone, p 150), Spider (Grant Stockbridge [Pocket Books] p 163), The Takers (Jerry & Sharon Ahern, p 172), Tracker (Ron Stillman p 178), and Veil (George C. Chesbro, p 179).
    • Book also lists numerous series with possible speculative content, including Bunduki (J. T. Edson p 26) which is a lost race series based on Tarzan, The Enforcer (Andrew Sugar p 62), The Force (Jake Decker p 80), The Girl Factory (Robert Franklin Murphy p 82) involving a female secret agent who is a clone, TNT (Doug Masters p 175) and various novels of many other series in which some form of speculative elements occur.
    • Has a lengthy introduction, a set of detailed appendixes, a bibliography, and an index.
    • No illustrations or cover reproductions.
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