Fred created one of the most unusual and thought
provoking covers of the Bantam Doc Savage Series
with this cover. Doc Savage alone with his thoughts.
I think this is my favorite of all the Doc Savage Covers
in the series. It's my favorite one by Fred... Pfeiffer did a 180
on what had come before. Fred was criticized by some Doc
Savage fans for not showing Doc Savage as the giant killer,
the tough and ready for danger character that James Bama
rendered on his covers. I have even read that some fans thought Fred
showed Doc running away from danger on most his covers.
I never saw them that way at all. This cover would not be my favorite if
James Bama had not shown Doc as he did on all of his covers. I never
forgot that Doc Savage was a super hero. The King Maker cover made me
feel more than ever that Doc was up against something horrid, maybe more
so than ever before. I know this cover will prompt some comments. I am sure,
I will have more to say about it.