- NANOVIC, John L(eonard)
- (1906-)US editor and writer, associated with STREET \& SMITH, for whom he edited The Shadow from 1932 to 1943. He was also involved in developing the figure of Doc Savage for the firm, writing the initial treatment which was published, long afterwards, as Doc Savage, The Supreme Adventurer (1980 chap), and editing the actual journal, DOC SAVAGE, from 1933 to1943. He was responsible for the successful choice of Lester DENT as principal author of the series; Dent wrote most of the Doc Savage stories published under the Kenneth ROBESON housename (see this entry and the entry for the magazine itself for fuller details on the series).JC
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