Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, December 1933
Pulp art dealer and STAR WESTERN collector Steve Kennedy sent me some fine cover scans from issues he owns, so I'll be featuring them in this series from time to time. This one is from the third issue of the magazine, December 1933. T.T. Flynn, one of my favorite Western authors, had a story featured on the cover of the very first issue of STAR WESTERN, and he's back this issue with the fine novella "Satan's Deputy", which was reprinted in one of the Leisure Books paperback collections of his work (sorry I don't recall which one -- but they're all good). I'm not familiar with Wallace K. Norman, who also made this cover, but Ray Nafziger, Art Lawson, and George C. Henderson were all solidly entertaining pulp authors. The guy on the cover reminds me of William S. Hart. It strikes me as unusual to see a wounded, possibly even dead horse on a Western pulp cover. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that didn't show up very often.