Saturday, August 06, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1947
This is one of my favorite issues of this pulp. "Law on the Winter Range", written by Tom Curry under the Jackson Cole house-name, is one of the best novels in the Jim Hatfield series. There's also a Long Sam Littlejohn story by Lee Bond, my favorite of the back-up series that ran in TEXAS RANGERS (although you don't want to read too many of them too close together, because they are pretty formulaic). The other authors who contributed short stories to this issue are Ben Frank (a Doc Swap yarn), Hascal Giles, William O'Sullivan, and Harold R. Stoakes. None of that is why I'm posting this cover today. I picked it because the high temperatures here in Texas have been over 100 degrees for more than a month straight, and I wanted to see snow!