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THE FANTASTIC ISLAND [DocSv14]
Bantam 5th printing 1969? paperback (1st printing was Dec. 1966.) Cover by James Bama, 135 pages, 60 cent cover price. Condition is only Good to VG-: tight and square with flat spine, mild uniform age tanning (slightly darker on insides of covers), exterior shows light to moderate overall wear including 2" fold-crease at lower right corner, short crease(s) at middle near spine front and back, rubbing and a few faint dents in middle of back cover. Small/faint stain trace at top and bottom outside corners: page edges show mild discoloration which doesn't show on inside pages. Bookstore stamp on first inside page; no other marks or writing. Despite the faults, it is square enough that it may be unread, looks good on the shelf, and would make a good place-holder or reading copy. Really nice copies are scarce, and much more expensive.
"The Fantastic Aventures of Doc Savage by Kenneth Robeson." #14, The Fantastic Island. The Devil's Honeycomb: It looked just like any other deserted island. But hidden under its tropical sands was a monstrous slave empire, a vast underground network of death pits, giant carnivorous crabs and prehistoric beasts, ruled by the blood-crazed Count Ramadanoff. Blasting their way into this nightmare of horror, Doc Savage and "the fabulous five" embark on their most daring adventure. This is the first Doc Savage title I ever read - good enough to hook me and get me to start collecting the whole series.