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Doc Savage

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Real Name
Clark Savage, Jr.
First Appearance
Doc Savage Magazine #1 (March, 1933)
Henry W. Ralston, John L. Nanovic, Lester Dent
Team Affiliations
The Fabulous Five
The Man of Bronze
Base of Operations
New York City
Skills and Abilities
Genius-level intellect, Peak physical and mental conditioning, Skilled scientist, surgeon, inventor, detective, athlete, and martial artist, Photographic memory, Master of disguise
Specially designed tools and weapons

Doc Savage is a pulp hero and polymath with high level skills in a number of fields and sciences.


Trained by his father at a young age to become the ideal human both physically and mentally, Clark Savage, Jr. became a globe trotting adventurer, helping those in need with his team of experts.


Born to Clark Savage, Sr. and his mother (whose identity remains unrevealed), Clark Savage, Jr. was raised seemingly exclusively by his father.  Clark Savage, Sr. was obsessed with creating a son who was close to physical and mental perfection.  To this end, he gathered a team of experts to help raise his son, teaching him and training him to become something far more than the average human.  His strength and endurance became far more than the average human and he became a master of the martial arts and a vast knowledge of various sciences.

Clark Savage grew up to realize that he could use his abilities to help humanity and dedicated his life to doing just that.  Savage then took on his own personal oath:

"Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man."

Following this oath, he met other men who would go onto become close comrades and aid Savage in his mission to help make the world a better place.  They included "Ham" (a soldier turned lawyer), "Johnny" (a geologist and archaelogist), "Monk" (a chemist with a military background), "Renny" (a civil engineer) and "Long Tom" (and electrical engineer).  The team became known as the Fabulous Five and were often joining Savage in his adventures.  Over time, many members became busy, meaning Monk and Ham were Savage's primary adventuring partners.