Saturday, September 07, 2013
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Wagon Train, July 1960
The Fictionmags Index lists this as a pulp, and it may well have been what passed for one in 1960, slightly smaller than the classic pulp size and with trimmed edges. Or maybe it was a full-fledged pulp. I don't know because I've never seen a copy. Anyone? Walker Martin?
Anyway, if it really was a pulp, it must have been the only one ever based on a TV show. (There was a Lone Ranger pulp, of course, but it predated the TV version and was based on the radio show.) That's Major Adams, Ward Bond his own self on the cover, and there's a Wagon Train tie-in story by Robert Turner. The issue also features well-known Western authors Wayne D. Overholser, J.L. Bouma, and Cliff Farrell, plus prolific pulpster Bryce Walton and an author probably best known for his digest and paperback work, Bruce Cassidy.