Pop Culture References of Wizard101: Lemuria – Duck Savage

Heroes of Lemuria Part 6
Duck Savage – Doc Savage


Duck Savage

Doctor Claire Savage Jr. is the Hero known as Duck Savage, the Duck of Bronze. Along with Mandar she protects the Badlands of Lemuria.

Doc Savage, the man of bronze, is a fictional character of the competent man hero type, who first appeared in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. Real name Clark Savage Jr., he is a doctor, scientist, adventurer, detective, and polymath who “rights wrongs and punishes evildoers.” He was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street & Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series’ main writer, Lester Dent. The illustrations were by Walter Baumhofer, Paul Orban, Emery Clarke, Modest Stein, and Robert G. Harris.

The heroic-adventure character would go on to appear in other media, including radio, film, and comic books, with his adventures reprinted for modern-day audiences in a series of paperback books, which had sold over 20 million copies by 1979. Into the 21st century, Doc Savage has remained a nostalgic icon in the U.S., referenced in novels and popular culture. Longtime Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee credited Doc Savage as being the forerunner to modern superheroes.

Doc Savage Magazine
March 1933 – Street and Smith Publications

These articles on the Heroes of Lemuria are what got me started on my quest to catalog all of the pop culture references in Wizard101. This is the sixth of sixteen Lemurian articles put together to allow younger players to see the inspirations for characters and creatures within this wonderful game .

Text for this article has been excerpted from the wiki articles linked above.

Duck Savage image is from Wizard101, and so is copyright of KingsIsle Entertainment.
It is being used in a way that qualifies as fair use under US copyright law.

Doc Savage magazine cover of March 1933 was published by Street and Smith Publications and is in the public domain.

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