Saturday, April 16, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Gunsmoke, June 1953
I'm fudging a little this time, because GUNSMOKE was a digest magazine, not a pulp. But the authors in this issue (the first issue of GUNSMOKE's very short run) are outstanding: Noel Loomis, Nelson Nye, Frank O'Rourke, A.B. Guthrie Jr., Evan Hunter, Jack Schaefer, Steve Frazee, Robert Turner, and Elmore Leonard. Whew! With contributors like that, how did this magazine fail?