Saturday, July 21, 2012
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Trails, November 1946
WESTERN TRAILS was the companion magazine to WESTERN ACES, published by A.A. Wyn, who went on to found Ace Books. This issue has a pretty colorful cover, and there's a good line-up of authors inside: J. Edward Leithead (one of my favorite Western pulp authors), Wilson L. Covert (who was also J. Edward Leithead), Gunnison Steele (Bennie Gardner), Barry Cord (Peter Germano), and D.B. Newton (who was really D.B. Newton, although he also wrote under the name Dwight Bennett, did a few Jim Hatfield novels in TEXAS RANGERS as Jackson Cole [as did J. Edward Leithead, Bennie Gardner, and Peter Germano], and wrote several of the novels in the Stagecoach Station paperback series published by Bantam under the name Hank Mitchum, as well as creating that series for Lyle Kenyon Engel's Book Creations Inc). So this is almost an all-TEXAS RANGERS-alumni issue. Although at this point Germano can't be considered an alumnus because he hadn't written any Hatfield novels yet. The things that take up space in my brain.