Saturday, November 03, 2012
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, November 30, 1940
For a while it looked like there might not be a Saturday Morning Western Pulp this week, since I spent most of Friday night and some of the wee hours of Saturday morning in the local emergency room dealing with a relatively minor but very painful condition. I'm back home now, with just enough time to write and schedule this post before my pain meds kicks in. Is that blogging dedication, or what?
Anyway, I'm falling back on old reliable WESTERN STORY this week, an issue with a pretty nice cover with a very effective use of a shadow. The contents look pretty good, too, with a lead novel by Walt Coburn, stories by Harry Sinclair Drago and L.P. Holmes among others, and part of a Peter Dawson serial, THE CRIMSON HORSESHOE, which I believe was Jon Glidden's first novel (Jonathan Glidden being the real name of Peter Dawson, as I'm sure most of you already know). WESTERN STORY could be a little stodgy, but it was good solid entertainment for a long, long time and certainly one of the top three or four Western pulps of all time.