Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Morning Bonus Pulp: Giant Western, December 1950


The cowboy's stopped a knife with his gee-tar. That's a pretty nifty trick. I suppose if he runs out of bullets he can wallop the bad guys with it like El Kabong. Inside there's a pretty good lineup of authors with the great W.C. Tuttle, Wayne D. Overholser, and Philip Ketchum, among others. I'm pretty sure I've seen an earlier version of that cover, minus the guitar, on another Western pulp from the Thrilling Group. I want to say it might have been a Masked Rider cover, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

7 comments:

Walker Martin said...

Some pulps had crazy titles. This used to be called MAMMOTH WESTERN. I guess they figured GIANT WESTERN was not as insane.

James Reasoner said...

I thought all the assorted MAMMOTH pulps were published by Ziff-Davis.

Walker Martin said...

You are right James. I should have checked ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS first. GIANT WESTERN was published by Best Publications Inc, part of the Thrilling group.

It just shows me once again, that there were so many western fiction magazines, even at this late date of 1950, that I can't keep all the titles straight!

Now we have no magazines publishing short western fiction. That is just a shame.

Keith West said...

Has anyone thought of doing an online western fiction magazine? The approach seems to have worked for science fiction and fantasy.

Randy Johnson said...

Keith, try http://www.frontiertales.com

Keith West said...

Thanks, Randy. I wasn't familiar with this one.

michael said...

There is a New Western short fiction magazine published by Troy Smith of Western Fictioneers and Western Trailblazer in e-book format. Hè is trying to bring back the Style of Louis L'Amour Western Magazine, with excellent results. There have been 3 issues so far. Worth checking this out! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JSAV962/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=western%20tales%20vol%204&qid=1399351695&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1