Saturday, June 11, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: All-Novel Western, May 1940
I don't recall ever hearing anything about this particular pulp magazine, and this isn't really an outstanding cover, or even a very good one. I'm highlighting it today because I don't recognize even a single one of the authors who have stories in this issue: Clint Douglas, William A. Langford, Ronald Flagg, Jack Arrison, and Austin Renner. In checking the Fictionmags Index, I see that Douglas and Flagg are known to be house names, and the stories in this issue are the only ones listed for Arrison and Renner, so I'd be a little suspicious of them, too. Langford is the author of a few Western and detective stories in a variety of pulps from 1938 to 1940, so maybe he was a real person. For sheer obscurity, though, you might have to go a ways to beat this issue of this pulp.