Saturday, July 18, 2015
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Popular Western, August 1951
Interesting, dramatic cover on this fairly late issue of POPULAR WESTERN. The art is by Kirk Wilson. That striking redhead looks more like she ought to be on a cover of RANCH ROMANCES, and in fact Wilson did mostly Western romance covers for the pulps. I'm not familiar with Forrest R. Brown, the author of the lead novel in this issue which is acknowledged on the cover to be a reprint of a book published by Greenberg, one of the lending library publishers from the mid-Thirties that brought out a lot of rewritten and expanded Western pulp stories. Looks like the process went the other direction this time. But Joseph Chadwick and Philip Ketchum, good hardboiled Western authors, have stories in this issue, too, making it a good bet to be entertaining.