Saturday, March 30, 2013
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Thrilling Ranch Stories, August 1935
THRILLING RANCH STORIES was the Thrilling Group's answer to RANCH ROMANCES, and as was the case with that venerable pulp (the longest-running of all), THRILLING RANCH STORIES featured plenty of shoot-em-up action to go along with what editors referred to as "woman interest". As usual, the girl on this cover is in the middle of the gunsmoke along with the stalwart hero. Nice line-up of authors, too: Lee Bond, W. Ryerson Johnson, Gunnison Steele (Bennie Gardner), L.P. Holmes, and the house-names Jackson Cole and Sam Brant, who could've been just about anybody, possibly even somebody else who had another story in this issue. I don't think I've ever read an issue of THRILLING RANCH STORIES, but I should probably remedy that.