This cover by Franklin Wittmack is on the mild side for WEIRD TALES, but what a fine issue this is. I read it a number of years ago and still recall most of the stories. In addition to Robert Bloch's classic "Yours Truly--Jack the Ripper", there are tales by H. Bedford-Jones, Ray Bradbury, Otis Adelbert Kline and Frank Belknap Long, Frank Owen, Allison V. Harding, and the underrated Harold
There's a lot happening on this Norman Saunders cover, all of it exciting, as usual. And inside this issue of WESTERN SHORT STORIES are yarns by Lewis B. Patten, H.A. DeRosso, L.L. Foreman, Philip Ketchum, C. William Harrison, Steve Frazee, Joseph Chadwick, Ray Townsend, and others. Looks like a fine issue.
I don't know much about the gang pulps and haven't read many stories from them, but this one has a nice cover and the first three authors in the table of contents are E. Hoffmann Price (misspelled on the cover), Norman Daniels, and G.T. Fleming-Roberts. With a line-up like that, I suspect this issue was worth reading.
The Angry Redhead makes a return appearance on this vivid cover by Tom Lovell. This looks like a good issue, with stories by some of my favorites like Harry F. Olmsted, Walt Coburn, and Gunnison Steele. Popular Publications had not only some of the best covers on Western pulps, but some of the best titles, too. I mean, how can you not want to read "Legion of the Lost Frontier" or "The Derelict
The giant horseshoe on this Rudolph Belarski cover for THRILLING DETECTIVE looks like something from a 1950s Batman story with art by Dick Sprang. This pulp is notable for including both Carroll John Daly and Louis L'Amour among its contributors. Two incredibly popular authors from different eras that overlap here.
I'm not sure the cover on this issue of BLAZING WESTERN makes much sense, but it's eye-catching, anyway, especially that logo, so I guess it did its job. I don't recognize the names of any of the authors inside. Some are known house-names, others appear only in this issue, and the rest showed up only in various pulps published by Trojan, so it's possible, even likely, that there's not a real
(Here's a post that originally appeared on January 10, 2006, long before I started the Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp series. But it certainly fits right in.) I finished reading this pulp tonight and thought that it was a very good issue. The lead story is a long novelette by Merle Constiner about private detective Wardlaw Rock, also known as the Dean. I've read several stories from this series
From fairly late in the long run by TEXAS RANGERS, this issue features a Jim Hatfield novel by Peter Germano writing as Jackson Cole. Germano, better known under his pseudonym Barry Cord, consistently turned out excellent Hatfield yarns. I haven't read this one, but I'd be willing to bet that it's good. Authors of the back-up stories in this issue include Louis L'Amour, the very prolific
I don't believe I've ever read anything by Kenneth Gilbert, but I love the title of his yarn in this issue of ACTION STORIES: "The Menace of Mastodon Valley". I'd read that right now if I had a copy. The only other authors in this issue I'm familiar with are Victor Rousseau and Frank Richardson Pierce, both consistently entertaining pulpsters. I'll bet all the stories are pretty good, though.
That's some grim expression on the cowboy's face, and the girl doesn't look too happy, either. But I'd be happy reading an issue of POPULAR WESTERN with stories by A. Leslie Scott, C. William Harrison, Larry A. Harris, Bruce Douglas, and Tom Gunn (Syl MacDowell).