1795 - Wold Newton meteor strike: Eighteen individuals "were riding in two coaches past Wold Newton, Yorkshire.... A meteorite struck only twenty yards from the two coaches.... The bright light and heat and thunderous roar of the meteorite blinded and terrorized the passengers, coachmen, and horses.... They never guessed, being ignorant of ionization, that the fallen star had affected them and their unborn." Tarzan Alive, Addendum 2, pp. 247-248. The meteor strike was "the single cause of this nova of genetic splendor, this outburst of great detectives, scientists, and explorers of exotic worlds, this last efflorescence of true heroes in an otherwise degenerate age." Id., pp.230-231.         Artwork by Lisa EckertTHE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE

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Most of the images incorporated in this site were scanned from my personal collection. However, a few images were provided by others.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to:

Jeff Sines (Doc Savage pulp and book images)

Bill Mann (some Doc Savage/Shadow comic covers and G-8 book cover)

Tomi Vaisala (some Shadow and Spider scans)

Steven Marc Harris (Solar Pons book cover)

Dan Smith (Tarzan: The Dark Heart of Time book cover)

I apologize if I've missed anyone.

Thanks to The New Wold Newton Meteoritics Society


Special appreciation goes to:


The New Wold Newton Meteoritics Society Radioactive Meteor Club: Mark Brown, Andrew Henry, Dennis Power, Lou Mougin, Matthew Baugh, Greg Gick, Loki Carbis, John Small, Brad Mengel, Chuck Loridans, Jess Nevins, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Cheryl Huttner, Art Bollmann, Steven Costa, Christopher Carey, and Rick Lai, for research, articles, exceptional suggestions, challenging and thoughtful e-mail, and invaluable material provided through "snail-mail," without whom many additions and revisions to this page would not have been possible.


The following information, characters or stories have been added at the suggestion or with the assistance of the following stalwarts. Any speculative modifications to their theories, or errors, are purely my own.

Matthew Baugh (site contributor) British secret agent Ashenden, birthdate of Bruce Wayne, Zorro chronology, "Ishmael"/western crossovers, the Black Bat, Captain Zero, Anton Zarnak/Jules de Grandin/Steve Harrison/Judge Pursuivant/John Thunstone/Silver John/John Kirowan links and dates, date for "The Sea Wolf," date for "Beau Geste," "Snows of Kilimanjaro," The Phantom, The Three Musketeers, Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu, "But Our Hero Was Not Dead," "Death's Dark Riders," "The Dragon at Castle Frankenstein," McCloud, "Vultures Gather," "Return of the Wolf Man," information on Frank Raymond aka Frank Griffin, "The Tomb of Priscus," "Children of the Night," "Dig Me No Grave," "The Haunter of the Ring," "Mafia Fix," "Skullduggery," "Last Rites," "Why a Tiger-Claw?" "A Night at the 1001 Nights," "Warriors of the Golden Dawn"

Art Bollmann (site contributor) "The Andromeda Strain," "The Old Time Radio Universe," "The Sinister Cheesecake," "The Adventure of the Headless Monk," "Stations of the Nightmare," Sunny Randall, "The Broken Vase," "The Revengers"

Edward P. Berglund and Walter C. DeBill Date and other info on "The Adventure of the Six Silver Spiders"

Kevin Breen (site contributor) Sydney Fox

Mark Brown (site contributor) Prince Zarkon and His Omega Crew, "Batman and Captain America," "Mars: The Home Front," "Retribution In Blood," Eliot Ness, "Dinosaur Summer," Dr. Gideon Fell, Nancy Drew, "Jane Eyre," "Gone With the Wind," "Oliver Twist," "Ulysses," Captain Midnight, Mellors and Chatterley, Arrowsmith, Jake Barnes, Chateau du Malinbois, Barney Baxter, Tailspin Tommy Tompkins, Bill Barnes, Smilin' Jack Martin, "The Life Story of King Kong," "Lost Horizon," Elric/Eternal Champion, "Conspiracy Theory," "The Guilty Abroad," "Guns of the Dragon," Arthur Gordon Pym, "Decision for Dusty Fog," Beau Rummel, info on Doctor Death, "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole," "SeaFire," "Sanders of the River," "The Deep Cellars"

Loki Carbis (site contributor) "A Portrait of the Artist as Young Man," "The Wildstorm Comics Universe," "Sharpe's Justice," "Dog Day Evening," "Have You Heard the One...?" "Lady Slings the Booze," Crocodile Dundee, "Out of the Madhouse," "Buffy vs. Dracula," "Code of the Woosters," "Callahan's Key"

Christopher Carey "Escape From Loki"/Cthulhu/"Sore Bridge"/"David Copperfield" connections

Marc Carlson "Ishmael"/western crossovers

Steven Costa The Spirit, "The Invisible Man" (2000), "Captain's Table 5: Once Burned," Captain Miles Gloriosus

Chris Davies (site contributor) Marcello (AU page), Inspector Clouseau (AU page), Elric/Eternal Champion, James Clavell's "Asian Saga," "The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County," "The Wounded Sky"

Lisa Eckert The Ghostbusters, "The Name of the Rose"

Mark Ellis (site contributor) "Conspiracy Theory"

Dennis Hager "The Rook: Master of the World"

Steven Marc Harris (site contributor) Solar Pons chronology

Andrew Henry (site contributor) Doctor Who and "All-Consuming Fire," Maureen Birnbaum, "Castle of the Undead," "Retribution In Blood," "The Leatherstocking Tales," "The Sot Weed Factor," "Captain Blood," "Pygmalion" aka "My Fair Lady," Doctor Syn, Casca The Eternal Mercenary, "Escapade," "Nevermore," "The Jekyll Legacy," the Jimmie Cordie series, "Nightmare Without End," "The Doomsday Book," "Happy Endings," "The Rook: Master of the World"

Hooper X (site contributor) The "Evil Dead" trilogy, "Gremlins," "Elementary, My Dear Winston," "Big Trouble in Little China," Brisco County Jr., "Relativity"

Greg Gick Narnia, Oz, The Miracle Squad, Biggles, Bertie, Flashman/Moran, "The Grapes of Wrath," "Ivanhoe," "Raintree County," "The Leatherstocking Tales," "The Sot Weed Factor, " "Gone With the Wind," "Oliver Twist," Topper, Dark Shadows, "It Crawls," Captain John Christopher, "Verdigris," "The Case of the Framed Fairy of Oz," The Spirit, "Frankenstein Lives Again" & sequels, "Plastic Man vs. Hairy Arms," "The Search for Amanda Riff," "Groucho Marx and the Broadway Murders," "The Case of the Curiously Competent Conjuror"

David A. Goodman Team Knight Rider, "Apocalypse Maybe," "Et Tu Dante"

Kai Jansson date for "Moby Dick"

Lawrence Knapp "The Book of Changes"

Rick Lai (site contributor) Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte & "No Footprints in the Bush," Jem O'Brien and the Scarlet Fox, Roger Brook, The Continental Op, "A Man and a Mess," information from "Four-&-Twenty Bloodhounds," John Gorman, "Hell Cat of Hong Kong," "A Prince of Swindlers," "The Beautiful White Devil," "In Strange Company," "The Whispering Eyes," "The Mindless Monsters," "The Fiery Menace," "The Dungeon of Frankenstein," "The Drums of Damballah," "The Poltergeist of Swan Upping," "The Green God's Ring," "Lords of the Ghostlands," "The Man in Crescent Terrace," information and dates on inter-textual references in Jules Verne novels, ""The Case of the Curiously Competent Conjuror," "The Plague of the Onion Men," date for "Bleak House"

Jean-Marc Lofficier "The Hollow Needle," "813," "The Headless Motorcyclist," information and dates on inter-textual references in Jules Verne novels, "The Frankenstein / Dracula War," the Nyctalope

Chuck Loridans (site contributor) "The Freshman," "Dark Orbit," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lone Ranger/Six Gun Walker/Phantom connection, "Lair of the Beast-Men," McCloud, the Bionic Woman, chronology for the Mummy films, "The Mad Monster," "Frankenstein Lives Again," many dates for Dracula and Frankenstein films, "The Invisible Man" (1975)

Patrick Lozito "The Son of Tarzan"

John McDonagh Shang Chi, Blackhawk and "Ice Station Alpha"

Dan McQueen "Sharpe's Justice"

Brad Mengel (site contributor) "Sherlock Holmes, Dragon-Slayer," "The Detective's Smile," "Hillerman Hall," "The Faithful Retainer," "The Theft of the Persian Slipper," "The Greyfriares School Mystery" and associated info, "The Pandora Plague," "Earthman's Burden" & the Hokas, "Nautilus," "African Queen," "The Big Fish," "The Doomsday Book," "Master of the Death Madness," "Transylvania, 1918," "Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth," most J.T. Edson western crossovers, The Thinking Machine, "The Plague Court Murders," "Just Imagine Jeanie," Wu Fang, the Clubfoot, the Red Falcon, "Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World," "Blood Ties" & The Spirit, "Frankenstein Lives Again" & sequels, information on the Chandos series, Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte, David John Bonaparte, "The Vengeance of She," "The Revenge of Dracula," "Bay City Blast," The Death Merchant, The Butcher, "Iron Fist," "The Knight of La Mancha," "Soldier of the Queen," "To Mars and Providence," "The True Tale of the Final Battle of Umslopogass the Zulu," "The Adventure of the Headless Monk," "Raffles vs. Sexton Blake," "Raffles' Crime in Gibraltar," "DangerGirl," Team Knight Rider, "Apocalypse Maybe," Baritsu link between Doc Savage and The Shadow, "A Father's Tale," Nick Carter reference in "Demon Island," Shadow & Phantom references in "War Against the Mafia"

Lou Mougin (site contributor) The Frankenstein monster, T.H.E. Cat, Derek Flint, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy, Terry and the Pirates, Nate Heller, "Castle of the Undead," "Retribution In Blood," Dr. Nikola, "Adventures of Superman" plus info and birthdate, Jake Speed, western crossovers, "The New York Review of Bird," Flambeau, Blackhawk and "Ice Station Alpha," The Unknown Solder and "The Secret That Saved a World," "Operation: Time Bomb," "The Angel, the Rock, and the Cowl," "The Frankenstein / Dracula War"

Kevin Mowery "A Sense of Community"

Jess Nevins The third Captain Nemo, innumerable obscure links from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. I and vol. II, "Sherlock Holmes and the Hands of Othello," "The Invisible Man" (2000), "The Phantom Meets Zigomar," "Buffy vs. Dracula," "Raffles vs. Sexton Blake," "Raffles' Crime in Gibraltar," The Chronicle, "Here There Be Dragons," "Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years," "Sherlock Holmes i Livsfare," "Arsen Lupen Istanbul'Da," "Whose Body?," dates for Nick Carter and Sexton Blake cases, the Nyctalope, Hans Stark the Flying Devil, "The Plague of the Onion Men," "The Silver Hair Crime"

Michael Norwitz further suggestions on the Nemo/Dakkar/Moriarty question, Arthur Gordon Pym, the third Captain Nemo

Ben O'Neill Info on Marvel Comics' "Time's Arrow" trilogy

Dennis Power (site contributor) "The Island of Dr. Moreau," Charlie Chan & Chan/Fu Manchu connection, Wolf Larsen/Moriarty connection, Raffles/Simon Templar connection, "The Holmes-Dracula File," "Séance for a Vampire," "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," immense help with the Invisible Man films, "Man Made Monster," the Gill-Man, "Three Words"

André-François Ruaud "Le Gentleman en Noir," dates for some Lupin crossovers

Tristan Sargent "Coppola's Dracula"

Doug A. Scott "John Steed: An Authorized Biography, Volume 1: Jealous in Honour," "Treasure Island" (Relic Hunter), "Spyography: The Doctor Evil Story"

Bryan Shedden "African Queen"

Art Sippo "Who Goes There?"

John Small (site contributor) "If Wishes Were Horses," "The Invisible Man" (1975)

Tele-Tobias "Fogg Bound"

Royce Testa Possible Doc Savage/Dirk Pitt connection, Lord Ruthven, Captain Midnight, Lord Peter Wimsey, Mansfield Smith-Cumming

Chris Tucker "Who Goes There?"

Chris Wike "Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure," Highlander, Jon Sable and birthdate, "Blooded," "Up the Long Ladder," "Coming of Age," "The Ransom Of Richard Redstone," "Out of the Madhouse," "Past Lives," "Buffy vs. Dracula," "Doc Dare"

Mike Winkle (site contributor) "Boy's Life," "The True History of Dr. Pretorius"





The Avenger Archives A great Flash site from Dave Kalb. Has text or PDF files of the never-reprinted Avenger stories from Clues Detective Magazine!

The Avenger Tomi Vaisala's site dedicated to our favorite pale-faced '40s crime-buster.


The Avengers Cal Westray's page has a lot of biographical information on Steed, excerpts from the U.N.C.L.E. crossovers, and a lot more!

The New Avengers The '70s sequel to The Avengers.

The Authorised Guide to the New Avengers A more comprehensive look at Steed, Purdey and Gambit.


Annotations for John Byrne's SUPERMAN AND BATMAN: GENERATIONS by Aaron Severson.


The Buckaroo Banzai FAQ by Sean Murphy and Chris Wike.


Lovecraftian Timeline


The 86th Floor Chris Kalb's Doc Savage shrine. Looks great!

The Bronze Journal

Dr Syn

Dr Syn Covers the books, films, comics, etc.


Doctor Who Chronology by Doug A. Scott. A very comprehensive work!


The Page of Fu Manchu Lawrence Knapp's incredibly encyclopedic page. Mr. Knapp is a gentleman and, literally, a scholar.

Fu Manchu A page posted by Tomi Vaisala, containing a slightly expanded Fu Manchu chronology based on an original chronology authored by yours truly.


The Hero Pulps Another beautiful site from Chris Kalb, featuring The Spider, Operator 5 and G-8.

G-8 and His Battle Aces The ultimate G-8 site from Chris Kalb, using Flash animation. I mean it, you really must visit this site.


The Godzilla Saga Very cool site from Chris Nigro.


The Green Hornet Guide Devoted mainly to the '60 TV series.


James Bond, Agent 007 OHMSS Kimberly Last's essential Bond site.

Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! The web magazine of the Ian Fleming Foundation. Another must-visit Bond page!

Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! Bond and the Pulps

Bond, James Bond Alex Noe's neat page - check out the the cool animation of the traditional gunbarrel opening shot from the movies!


Danger Man and Secret Agent The classic '60s spy show and its hero, agent John Drake.

The Prisoner Comprehensive site about the cult TV show. Many believe that John Drake and The Prisoner are one and the same.

Six of One Official web site of The Prisoner Appreciation Society.


John Shaft Great info from the Thrilling Detective Website.


Jon Sable From the Thrilling Detective Website.


Kinsey Millhone From the Thrilling Detective Website.


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume I and volume II - Jess Nevins' extraordinary site annotating the comics mini-series.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Reviewed


Lew Archer Great info on Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective Website.


The Fans From U.N.C.L.E. An extremely complete U.N.C.L.E. site.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode guide A nice collection of episode reviews and links to other U.N.C.L.E. sites, maintained by Bill Koenig.


The Marx Brothers Hello, I must be going......

Groucho: Now, here is a little peninsula, and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland. Chico: Why A Duck?


The Modesty Blaise Homepage


Nero Wolfe Lots of info from the Thrilling Detective Website.


Secret Service Operator #5 - America's Secret Service Ace A great site from Chris Kalb.


Perry Mason Another informative entry from Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective Website.


Phantom ... The Ghost Who Walks All about Kit Walker, that purple-suited hero of the jungle.

Phantom 2040


The Phantom Detective


The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page Mike Croteau's & Rick Beaulieu's definitive page on the author is finally official!

Philip José Farmer on Opar and its relation to the Allan Quatermain mythos

Zacharias L.A. Nuninga's Philip José Farmer - International Bibliography page is quite comprehensive and well-organized.

Philip José Farmer and the Pre-historic Hansoms of John Clayton. . .

Mark Brown's Wold Newton Chronicles, continues the tradition of featuring the very best in scholarship and articles on Wold Newton topics ranging far and wide. Now includes articles from the pages of the long-lost, legendary Wold Atlas, and a section on an alternate version of the Wold Newton Universe where superheroes are much more prevalent.

Dennis Power has a fantastic Wold Newton site, The Secret History of the Wold Newton Universe, which features a great deal of Wold Newton speculation regarding alien influence in the Newtonverse, information on Wold Newtonites' role in America's wild west, excellent genealogical articles, links to online e-texts of many Wold Newton books, and quite a few family trees in graphic format!

Jess Nevins' well-researched articles on Some Unknown Members of the Wold Newton Family

Chuck Loridans' new MONSTAAH site features the Monster Timeline, Children of the Night, set in the Wold Newton Universe.

Jean-Marc Lofficier's French Wold Newton Universe, with great timelines and articles.

Christopher Paul Carey's Wold Newton Studies

Christopher Paul Carey Online

Sam Spade and the Wold Newton Family

The Connecting Factor: A Wold Newton Extravaganza by Jeffrey Diehl 

Fiction and Reality: Michael D. Winkle's Home Page A nifty site from professional writer and Wold Newton contributor Mike Winkle.

Mark Steele's Eye-N-Apple Productions

The Godzilla Event Timeline by Chris Nigro

The Warrenverse by Chris Nigro

Ivan Schablotski's Therianthropology 101 (History of Werewolves)


Philip Marlowe Extremely comprehensive information from Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective Website.


The Rocketeer Home Page Devoted to all things Rocketeer and Betty.


The Saint A complete guide to the Saint in print, at the movies, on TV, etc.


Sam Spade and the Wold Newton Family

Sam Spade From Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective Website.

Sam Spade, Jr. Ditto.


Blakeney Manor Home of the Demmed Original Scarlet Pimpernel E-text Library!


The Shadow's Sanctum The grand-daddy of all Shadow web pages.


Circles and Mirrors: The Life of Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu


Sherlock Holmes Chronology Based on the work of William S. Baring-Gould. Very neat.

The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen

The Beekeeper's Holmes Page Regarding the Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series.


Spenser A thorough entry from the Thrilling Detective Website.


The Hero Pulps Another beautiful site from Chris Kalb, featuring The Spider, Operator 5 and G-8.

The Spider - Death to the Bringers of Death Chris Kalb's incredible Spider site, with animation, multimedia, screensavers, etc. If you haven't checked out Chris' sites, you really are missing something.

The Spider Another Tomi Vaisala page.


Superman Through the Ages!

Annotations for John Byrne's SUPERMAN AND BATMAN: GENERATIONS by Aaron Severson.


Tarzan of the Internet The most comprehensive Tarzan site on the 'net, maintained by Ed Stephan. Check out the link to Farmer's Tarzan chronology derived from Tarzan Alive.

Tarzan -- Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Panthan Press A website devoted to ERB, including Barsoom's oldest tabloid newspaper.


Travis McGee Another great entry from from Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective Website.


The Wild Wild West Home Page Good info and an episode guide.


E-Texts. The dedicated Wold Newton reader can find many of the public domain books and authors listed in the Wold Newton Universe at these sites:

A Page of Fantastic, Mysterious, and Adventurous Victoriana and Pulp and Adventure Heroes of the Pre-War Years Two encyclopedic collections, from researcher Jess Nevins, of Victorian and pulp adventure characters. Go, and be prepared to spend a LOT of time there.

Dennis Power's El Head Homepage, home of the Legendary El Head, the Disembodied Avenger of the Plains. Was he Western Hero or Western Horror?!

Check out The Savage Chuck's Lair, featuring artwork and stories by The Savage Chuck! Go now!

Jean-Marc Lofficier's Cool French Comics In addition to writing science fiction books and comics, Jean-Marc is an authority on French pulp fiction and characters. Check out his home page! You should also be buying the great books that Jean-Marc's Black Coat Press and Rivière Blanche imprints are publishing.

Ivan Schablotski's Therianthropology 101 (History of Werewolves) 

Mikel Midnight Golden Age Directory A very comprehensive collection of Golden Age comics links.

Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were Lots and lots of links to chronologies of just about everything. 

Joseph Bongiorno's TimelineUniverse.net has links to chronologies for Oz, Star Wars, Middle-Earth, and more.

Jazma Universe Online Just check it out. It's cool. 

Like crossovers? Check out The Timeshredder's Crossover Feedback Loop.


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