Saturday, July 28, 2012
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Tales, February 1942
This is certainly an action-packed cover, and behind it is a particularly strong group of authors, starting off with John K. Butler, who wrote some great hardboiled mystery yarns for the pulps as well as scripting some of the better Roy Rogers movies. Also on hand are pulp stalwarts Peter Dawson, Ray Nafziger, Philip Ketchum, Tom W. Blackburn, William R. Cox, and Rolland Lynch. There's also a story by Wilfred McCormick, who went on to become a popular author of boy's sports novels, and one by David Crewe, a house-name used sometimes by David Goodis, although this story probably isn't by Goodis. This was the final issue of this magazine under this title. With the next issue it became 15 WESTERN TALES.