Avenger #01 Justice Inc (New)

  • Paperback
  • 159
  • Avenger #01 Justice Inc
  • Kenneth Robeson
  • English
  • 01 September 2019
  • 9780446648622

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Summary ✓ Avenger #01 Justice Inc 105 characters º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kenneth Robeson Aster struck which vacuumed his soul right out of his bodyHis family was taken from him by crime and to make matters worse no one believed him He was forced into an insane asylum He escapedHis facial muscles were paralyzed by the t. Reading this as part of the double volume reprint by Sanctum of the first two Avenger pulp novels and it s a top notch origin story introducing Richard Benson soon to be known as The AvengerI was reminded of the first Doc Savage The Man of Bronze by the time I reached the end as that first story begins with Doc s loss of his father and this one owes its genesis to the disappearance mid flight of Benson s wife and daughter on a trip from Buffalo to Montreal across Lake Ontario By the end of the pulp Benson and his fledgling crew of Mac and Smitty come face to face with unreasoning uncaring evil and I was able to understand the madness that can drive to take justice into their own handsWhen I think of the early Doc Savage stories and how the Man of Bronze took lives in those tales avenging the deaths of those he held close I m amazed the restraint Benson displays He earns the name Man of Steel because only someone as strong as that forged metal could survive such a hellish trialJustice Inc is character driven pulp laying a solid foundation for the characters writer Paul Ernst introduces under the Kenneth Robeson byline a foundation that makes me look forward to seeing how well Ernst sets Benson Mac and Smitty onto the trail of The Yellow Hoard the second tale in their Sanctum Books debut

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Avenger #01 Justice Inc

Summary ✓ Avenger #01 Justice Inc 105 characters º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kenneth Robeson Only once in several lifetimes does the world get such a man a Richard Henry Benson known as The AvengerA man who had amassed a fortune in his early years he was ready to enjoy life to the fullest with his wife and daughter when di. The origin adventure of The Avenger is one I ve wanted to read for a while Despite the claim that it was written by the author of Doc Savage the only connection is they use the same house name The original run of The Avenger was actually written by a guy called Paul Ernst although I have heard that both Lester Dent the actual Doc Savage writer and Walter Gibson AKA Maxwell Grant writer of The Shadow had some input on the idea for the seriesThe book starts out with a good mystery Richard Benson s wife and daughter vanish during a plane trip and everyone on the plane denies they were ever there Benson suffers a breakdown that causes his hair to go white and deadens all the muscles in his face leaving him permanently expressionless but with a handy ability to mold his features into any shape he wishes which comes in handy for disguises though I can t help wondering how long anyone is going to be fooled by the immobility however accurate it isOnce he recovers Benson sets out to solve the mystery and picks up a couple of sidekicks along the way Once the central mystery is solved it goes down hill somewhat as the climax involves our heroes running off to fight a very generic gang with a rather over complicated scheme to make some cash Pulp adventures tend to be a big Boys Only club and this is a prime example The only female characters of any conseuence get fridged in the opening chapter and I don t think they are ever seen again Deathgame Hardy Boys Casefiles #7 years he was ready to enjoy life to the fullest with his wife and daughter when di. The origin adventure of The Avenger is one I ve wanted to read for a while Despite the claim that it was written by the author of Doc Savage the only connection is they use the same house name The original run of The Avenger was actually written by a guy called Paul Ernst although I have heard that both Lester Dent the actual Doc Savage writer and Walter Gibson AKA Maxwell Grant writer of The Shadow had some input on the idea for the seriesThe book starts out with a good mystery Richard Benson s wife and daughter vanish during a plane trip and everyone on the plane denies they were ever there Benson suffers a breakdown that causes his hair to go white and deadens all the muscles in his face leaving him permanently expressionless but with a handy ability to mold his features into any shape he wishes which comes in handy for disguises though I can t help wondering how long anyone is going to be fooled by the immobility however accurate it isOnce he recovers Benson sets out to solve the mystery and picks up a couple of sidekicks along the way Once the central mystery is solved it goes down hill somewhat as the climax involves our heroes running off to fight a very generic gang with a rather over complicated scheme to make some cash Pulp adventures tend to be a big Boys Only club and this is a prime example The only female characters of any conseuence get fridged in the opening chapter and I don t think they are ever seen again

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Summary ✓ Avenger #01 Justice Inc 105 characters º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kenneth Robeson Ragedy so he could press his face into any position to adopt any guiseFrom that day on The Avenger's only drive in life was to bring destruction to crooks who operated beyond the law and usually he made sure it was by their own han. Much like the Doc Savage books show a sort of proto Superman the Richard Benson books seem to portray a proto Batman of sorts There are certainly similarities between the Savage and Benson books owing to the fact that it s of the same era and the same group of writers under the pen name Kenneth Robeson composed both However the feel of the novel is a lot darker and less hijinx y than the Doc Savage books and interestingly the special abilities of the main character are reminiscent of a Doc Savage villain than a protagonist In fact Benson has several ualities that are lifted directly from Doc Savage novelsAfter a heartbreaking trauma Benson loses sensation in his face and his features become putty like staying in whatever position he pushes them As a result of the facial paralysis he can sort of mold his features into set expressions or even masks of other faces This weird uality is almost identical to a villain in Robeson s Seven Agate Devils whose lower face does the same thing He also uses his putty face to similar chilling effect and was described as being handsome otherwise much like BensonBenson also has cold eyes of pale grey that compel and terrify people into doing his bidding This sounds an awful lot like the only physical power of Johnny Sunshine one of the only Savage villains to appear in than one book Sunshine is able to strike fear into people with his cold cold eyes though he s not much of a physical threat otherwiseThe putty face and cold eyes are interesting certainly but not exactly awesome super powers as super powers go However they re meant to be a physical manifestation of how dead Benson s soul has become after his traumatic loss I suspect It s not exactly high art but there s a level of depth to the character here that the Doc Savage novels don t strive for The Savage novels use negative physical descriptions for villains in a very simple bad guys look bad because they re bad inside way Here our hero striving for justice and good bears physical characteristics usually reserved for those who are evil InterestingJustice Inc is a classic Batman type origin story the trauma of the hero forces him into a life of avenging and emotional torment It s definitely worth a read for Batman fans who d like to see what inspired the dark knight later and is also a worthy read for pulp fans looking for a bombastically improbable adventure with a bit gravity than the Savage books