Nice cover by Donald Hewitt on this cover of a fairly obscure pulp, and a great line-up of authors inside: Erle Stanley Gardner, H. Bedford-Jones, Arthur J. Burks, and Edgar Wallace.
QUICK TRIGGER WESTERN NOVELS wasn’t one of the top-tier Western pulps, but it had some decent covers, including this one, and popular authors like Ed Earl Repp and Brad Buckner (who was also Ed Earl Repp, by the way). Other authors in this issue are Larry Colt (sounds like a pseudonym to me; I wonder if he was really Ed Earl Repp), James Lassiter, and Dick Robson, none of whom I’ve ever heard
I’m fudging a little calling this a book, since it first
appeared in the pages of the pulp magazine TERROR TALES (in the September 1934
issue) and is available now in a partial replica of that issue. But at least
it’s a complete novel; the editor says so right on the…No, wait, it’s more
like a 25,000 word novella. But it is
forgotten by most of you, more than likely, and I had a great time
Years ago, I read the Phantom Detective novel from this issue in one of those little Hanos reprints from Greece that had the tiny print. I probably wouldn’t even attempt to read print that small these days, but that wasn’t exactly the Golden Age of Pulp Reprints back then so I was glad to get even the Hanos volumes. I’ve never forgotten that distinctive cover. As for the novel itself, it’s by
Was Sonny Tabor the most popular character who ever appeared in WILD WEST WEEKLY? Maybe. Those stories were featured on the cover many times, as in the case of this issue with a nice cover by Richard Case. In addition to Paul Powers, who was really Ward M. Stevens, of course, authors in this issue include Dean Owen, Lynn Westland (really Archie Joscelyn), and Allan R. Bosworth, an excellent
The Spider #7: Serpent Of Destruction, by Grant Stockbridge
April, 1934 Popular Publications
Norvell “Grant Stockbridge” Page continues to impress with yet another high-velocity installment of the Spider series. This time our fanged hero takes on a nationwide criminal syndicate which seeks to subdue the populace via cocaine and heroin, the first wave of their assault focused on the upper
Black Dog Books has six new titles now available for order, and it’s a pulp bonanza!
The Garden of TNT by William J. Makin—The compete adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia. With an introduction by Mike Ashley.
Dying Comes Hard by James P. Olsen—Two-fisted investigator “Hard Guy” Dallas Duane knocks the crime out of these oil field mysteries. With an introduction by James Reasoner.
Jazz hands! That’s how I react whenever I see three hanging bodies and somebody points a gun at me. Snark aside, Paul Ernst and Walter Ripperger were both pretty good writers, so I’m sure this is a decent issue of DETECTIVE STORY, which rightly or wrongly I’ve always thought to be on the rather stodgy side.
The girl is an Angry Blonde instead of an Angry Redhead, but otherwise it’s our old friends making another appearance on a Western pulp cover. The novel in this issue is by Will Ermine, one of the pseudonyms used by the generally dependable Harry Sinclair Drago, who was probably best known under his other pseudonym, Bliss Lomax. I have a number of his books on my shelves, and I need to get
This has to be one of the goofier covers on a pulp that had plenty of them. The art is by Edmond Swiatek. I’m fond of FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, silly though it may be at times. This issue has stories by a couple of house-names, Alexander Blade and E.K. Jarvis; the actual authors of those yarns don’t appear to be known. Robert W. Krepps is in there, too, under his Geoff St. Reynard pseudonym, as is