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Doc Savage #1-8 & M/TIO 21

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DOC SAVAGE #1 (October, 1972)
By Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage (Clark Savage Jr.), Monk (Lt. Col. Andrew Blodgett Mayfair), Ham (Brig. Gen. Theodore Marley Brooks), Long Tom (Maj. Thomas J. Roberts), Renny (Col. John Renwick), Johnny (William Harper Littlejohn), Son of the Feathered Serpent (Don Rubio Gorro)

SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage returns home to learn from his friends that his father has died. Suddenly, a Mayan assassin shoots at Doc Savage but misses. Doc Savage and crew chase the assassin, but he commits suicide rather than give them any information. Doc Savage decides to travel to Hidalgo at his father’s last request. Meanwhile, another Mayan assassin reports to his boss to say that the assassination attempt failed.

DOC SAVAGE #2 (December, 1972)
By Steve Englehart & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny (all also in fb but Monk, who’s -OP), Carlos Avispa (Hidalgo President), Don Rubio Gorro (revealed as Son of the Feathered Serpent), King Chaac, Princess Monja, Morning Breeze (warrior chief)

FLASHBACK:
Doc Savage saves his pals (during main story, between pages 11-12 of 20).
SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage and crew arrive in HIldalgo and meet the President and Secretary of State. Doc Savage and pals then travel into the nearby jungles where they’re attacked by Mayan warriors. King Chaac stops the fight, welcomes Doc Savage and introduces him to Princess Monja, the King’s daughter. King Chaac is sad to hear about Doc Savage’s dad dying. Later that night, Morning Breeze has his warriors attack Doc Savage’s pals. Later, Doc Savage tricks the Mayans into thinking he can revive the dead. When the Son of the Feathered Serpent learns his plans have failed, he poisons the Mayans and blames Doc Savage for the sickness. Doc Savage whips up a cure and proves he’s a good guy. When the Son of the Feathered Serpent attacks, Doc Savage kills him. King Chaac congratulates Doc Savage on avenging his father’s death, and gives him a whole bunch of gold to do with as he pleases.

NOTE:
Adapted from “the Man of Bronze,” published in March, 1933.

DOC SAVAGE #3 (February, 1973)
By Steve Englehart & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Harry “Rapid” Pace, Lorna Zane, Ull (Hugh McCoy, leader of the Silver Death’s-Head cult), Pat Savage (Doc Savage’s cousin, owns beauty salon), Bedford Burgess Gardner (millionaire recluse)

SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage and his pals investigate an explosion and find the Silver Death’s-Head cult is behind it. They team up with Harry “Rapid” Pace and keep his lady friend Lorna Zane safe by hiding her in Doc Savage’s cousin’s beauty salon. They suspect reclusive millionaire Bedford Gardner of being the cult’s leader Ull when his butler is killed and he acts like a real jerk. Financial advisor Hugh McCoy offers to help defeat Gardner.

DOC SAVAGE #4 (April, 1973)
By Steve Englehart & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Harry “Rapid” Pace, Lorna Zane, Ull (revealed as Hugh McCoy, also disguised as Bedford Gardner), Pat Savage

SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage and company battle the Silver Death’s-Head cult and eventually figure out that Hugh McCoy is Ull, not Bedford Gardner.

NOTE:
Adapted from “Death in Silver,” published in October, 1934.

DOC SAVAGE #5 (June, 1973)
By Steve Englehart, Gardner Fox & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Carl MacBride (looking to hire Doc Savage to find a monster), Jean Morris (lion tamer), Griswold Rock (owns a railroad)

SYNOPSIS:
A hunter is killed by a monster, so his pal Carl looks up Doc Savage to hunt the monster. Unfortunately, a mobster kills Carl before he can speak with Doc Savage. Savage inspects the guy’s body and finds the newspaper clipping with all the details. Doc and his crew travel to Michigan where they find Jean Morris, who was going to take a job with Griswold Rock, but Rock was forced to sell his railroad by Pere Teston. They’re attacked by a giant monster but escape.

DOC SAVAGE #6 (August, 1973)
By Gardner Fox & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Griswold Rock, Jean Morris, Pere Teston

SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage figures out that Pere Teston isn’t the villain, but mobsters holding Pere captive. Teston is working on a growth formula, so when Griswold is killed Doc Savage tells Pere Teston to continue his research in the hope of finding a way to end starvation in the world.

NOTE:
Adapted from “the Monsters,” published in April, 1934.

DOC SAVAGE #7 (October, 1973)
By Gardner Fox, Tony Isabella & Ross Andru

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Alex Savage, Pat Savage, Cere Oveja (train passenger), Corto Oveja (Cere’s father), Rabanos (train passenger), Werewolf

SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage’s uncle Alex Savage is killed by a werewolf. Pat Savage, Doc Savage’s cousin, calls Doc to give him the bad news. Doc Savage and his pals take a train to investigate, meet Rabanos, and fight the werewolf when they arrive.

DOC SAVAGE #8 (January, 1974)
By Tony Isabella & Rich Buckler

APPEARANCES:
Doc Savage (also in fb), Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Pat Savage (Patricia), Cere Oveja, Corto Oveja (both revealed to be working with Rabanos), Rabanos, Alfredo Leon (pirate, in fb), Werewolf

FLASHBACK:
Doc Savage fakes his own death (between pages 2-3 of 19). In 1670, Alfredo Leon hides his stolen treasure.
SYNOPSIS:
Doc Savage discovers that his uncle was killed to lure him to the werewolf, who works for Rabanos. They wanted to trick Doc Savage into finding a hidden treasure. Doc Savage finds the treasure and defeats Rabanos, his accomplices and the Werewolf. With her father dead, Pat Savage accompanies Doc Savage on his return trip home.

NOTE:
Adapted from “Brand of the Werewolf,” published in January, 1934.

Pat Savage first appeared in DOCSAV 3, but this story obviously takes place before that. The story this was adapted from on was published before the story DOCSAV 3-4 was, so I guess we’ll use original novel publication dates as clues for placement.

Giant-Size Spider-Man #3 guest stars Doc Savage and crew, and is already in the MCP. It takes place in “1934.” The ASM Index places this story after DOCSAV2 8 and before DOCSAV 7; however, DOCSAV2 8 happens in 1939, so that’s wrong.

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21 (November, 1976)
By Bill Mantlo & Ron Wilson

APPEARANCES:
1936: Doc Savage, Monk, Ham, Long Tom, Renny, Johnny, Dr. Raymond Lightner (also in fb, merges w/Tom Lightner & becomes Blacksun), Lucinda Lightner (Raymond’s wife, also in fb)
1976: Tony Stark (in fb), Janice Lightner (Tom’s sister, also in fb), Dr. Tom Lightner (also in fb, merges w/Raymond Lightner & becomes Blacksun), Thing, Human Torch

FLASHBACK:
1936: Lucinda Lightner tells her husband Raymond that she’s pregnant, so he beats her up. She goes to Doc Savage for help. 1976: Tom Lightner wins a prize from Toy Stark, but he refuses to take “charity.” His sister Janice tells him that they’re broke, so he beats her up. She goes to the Fantastic Four for help.
SYNOPSIS:
1936: Lucinda tells Doc Savage and his pals her story, so they go to the Lightner place to check it out only to get struck by a flash of energy. 1976: Janice tells Thing and Human Torch her story, so they go to the Lightner place to check it out only to get struck by a flash of energy. Everyone finds themselves in the same time, and Tom and Raymond are fused into one being called Blacksun. Everyone fights and Blacksun collapses. As everyone fades back into their own time, Thing decides to take Blacksun to Dr. Don Blake.

NOTE:
This story is noted as happening in 1936 for Doc Savage, so this is after all of DOCSAV 1-8 (1933-1934) and GSS-M 3 (1934). Also, the past sequence is not a flashback, this is a time travel/displacement story.

We’re currently missing this appearance for Tony Stark. It happens relatively shortly before the main story. Not immediately before, though.

Lightner only made one appearance as Mysterium, and yet his entire chronology is listed under that alias. He’s merged with his time-displaced father to become Blacksun, then he’s separated from him in M/TIO 58-FB and returned to normal. He appears in M/TIO 42-57 as Dr. Lightner, then becomes empowered as Nth Man in M/TIO 58-FB. Then he makes a few appearances before changing his identity to Mysterium for one appearance in SQS:NOW.

Placement suggestions:

*BLACKSUN/DR. RAYMOND LIGHTNER & DR. THOMAS JOSEPH LIGHTNER
*From Dr. Raymond Lightner & Dr. Thomas Lightner
*M/TIO 21
*M/TIO 22
*M/TIO 23
*M/TIO 58 (6:4)-FB
**See Mysterium (delete)
*See Nth Man

BROOKS, BRIG. GEN. THEODORE MARLEY "HAM"
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

DOC SAVAGE/CLARK SAVAGE JR.
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8 (1 - 2)
*DOCSAV 8-FB
*DOCSAV 8 (3 - 19)
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

IRON MAN/ANTHONY EDWARD "TONY" STARK

CX 4/2-BTS
*M/TIO 21-FB
A 150


LIGHTNER, JANICE
M/TIO 21-FB
M/TIO 21

LIGHTNER, LUCINDA
M/TIO 21-FB
M/TIO 21

LIGHTNER, DR. RAYMOND
M/TIO 21-FB
See Blacksun

LIGHTNER, DR. THOMAS JOSEPH
M/TIO 21-FB
See Blacksun
From Blacksun
M/TIO 58 (6:5)-FB
M/TIO 42
M/TIO 53
M/TIO 54
M/TIO 55
M/TIO 56
M/TIO 57
See Nth Man

LITTLEJOHN, WILLIAM HARPER "JOHNNY"
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

MAYFAIR, LT. COL. ANDREW BLODGETT "MONK"
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB-OP
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

MYSTERIUM/DR. THOMAS JOSEPH LIGHTNER
**M/TIO 21-FB (delete)
**M/TIO 21 (delete)
**M/TIO 22 (delete)
**M/TIO 23 (delete)
**M/TIO 58-FB (delete)
**M/TIO 42 (delete)
**M/TIO 53 (delete)
**M/TIO 54 (delete)
**M/TIO 55 (delete)
**M/TIO 56 (delete)
**M/TIO 57 (delete)
**M/TIO 58 (delete)
**M/GN:SQS-FB (delete)
**M/GN:SQS (delete)
**Q 19-BTS (delete)
*From Nth Man
SQS:NWO

NTH MAN/DR. THOMAS JOSEPH LIGHTNER
*From Dr. Thomas Lightner
*M/TIO 58 (6:7)-FB
*M/TIO 58
*M/GN:SQS-FB
*M/GN:SQS
*Q 19-BTS
See Mysterium

RENWICK, COL. JOHN "RENNY"
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

ROBERTS, MAJ. THOMAS J. "LONG TOM"
*DOCSAV 1
*DOCSAV 2 (1 - 11)
*DOCSAV 2-FB
*DOCSAV 2 (12 - 20)
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move from here)
*GSS-M 3-FB (move from here)
*DOCSAV 7 (remove brackets)
*DOCSAV 8
*DOCSAV 5
*DOCSAV 6
*GSS-M 3-FB (move to here)
*DOCSAV 3
*DOCSAV 4
*M/TIO 21
*[DOCSAV2 8] (move to here)

SAVAGE, PATRICIA
DOCSAV 7
DOCSAV 8
{DOCSAV 3}
DOCSAV 4

SAVAGE, ALEX
DOCSAV 7

SON OF THE FEATHERED SERPENT/DON RUBIO GORRO
DOCSAV 1
DOCSAV 2

ULL/HUGH MCCOY
DOCSAV 3
DOCSAV 4

WEREWOLF
DOCSAV 7
DOCSAV 8

*WEREWOLF/JACK RUSSELL (renumber to be the second)
WBN2 1-FB
-Daron Jensen

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