Saturday, April 23, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Frontier Stories, May 1927
There's not much to say about this one except, my, isn't that a pretty cover by H.C. Murphy? No action for a change, but I love the colors and the sheer peacefulness of the scene. And don't we all need a little peacefulness once in a while? I'm sure the stories inside are action-packed, though, since the authors include Eugene Cunningham and J.E. Grinstead, both of them actual former cowboys who wrote many fine Western novels and stories. At this point in its existence, FRONTIER STORIES wasn't exclusively a Western pulp but also published stories that took place anywhere that was considered a frontier. Judging by such titles as "The Son of a Sea Cook" (by S.B.H. Hurst) and "A Cupid in Sea Boots" (by James K. Waterman), this issue contains several stories that aren't Westerns. But I'm sure they're pretty good, too.