Saturday, April 02, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Exciting Western, Fall 1940
This is the first issue of this pulp, which was notable later on for being the home of a lengthy series of novelettes by W.C. Tuttle about Tombstone and Speedy, a pair of not-so-bright range detectives (the slapstick version of Hashknife and Sleepy, Tuttle's somewhat more serious range detectives). There's a good lineup of authors in this first issue, including Chuck Martin, Tom Curry, William Hopson, and C. William Harrison. The author of the lead novel, Larry A. Harris, shows up frequently in Western pulps published by Ned Pines, but I've always found his work pretty undistinguished. I don't know who did the artwork on the cover, but I like it, nice sense of danger and action to it.