Sunday, June 23, 2013
YEAR 1934: PAT SAVAGE
Patricia "Pat" Savage, cousin to Doc Savage, was introduced in the 1934 adventure "Brand of the Werewolf." Though she never possesses martial skills equal to those of her near relation, her very first adventure shows that she can take care of herself. Attacked by a Native American thug with the curious name of "Boat Face," she knocks him for a loop with one good punchout.
Later adaptations of Pat for comic books tended to make a devotee of the martial arts, but at the very least she's consistently able to handle firearms and has just as much love for adventure as Doc and his boys' club.