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God of the Naked Unicorn
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Author Richard Lupoff
Publication date 1976
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Nyctalope's New York Adventure
Followed by
The Sinister Shadow

Synopsis for God of the Naked Unicorn[]

Dr. John H. Watson is called upon by Doc Savage and his P.U.L.P. organization to help rescue Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan from the evil clutches of Albert Physon Agricola, an author who uses his insidious machine to control Holmes and Tarzan while shrinking them smaller and smaller in stature.

Characters in God of the Naked Unicorn[]

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow (cameo)
  • Patricia Savage (also known as "Irene Alder")
  • The Avenger
  • The Spider
  • Flash Gordon
  • Captain Future
  • The Green Lama
  • John Carter, Warlord of Mars
  • David Innes


Other Characters:


  • Limehouse
  • 221B, Baker Street
  • West India Dock Road
  • Ladbroke Grove Underground Station
  • The Arctic
  • The Fortress of Solitude
  • The Temple of the Sun
  • New York City




  • This story first appeared in the 1976 August issue of "Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories." It was reprinted in the anthology, Sherlock Holmes: Through Time and Space (Blue Jay Books, 1984).
  • Richard Lupoff wrote this story as "Ova Hamlet."
  • The villain, Albert Payson Agricola, is believed to represent Philip Jose Farmer, the author of The Adventure of the Peerless Peer.


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A Wold Newton Universe Story
This story is specifically related to the Wold Newton Universe, a fictional concept which was first introduced by Philip Jose Farmer. He was one of the first author's to crossover a variety of pulp and literary characters by placing them in the same universe and sharing adventures together. This template will automatically categorize the stories featuring The Shadow which are told in the "Wold Newton Universe."