Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Blue-Ribbon Western, April 1949
A guy jumping from his horse onto a train . . . How many times have I seen that in Western B-movies, and here's the same scene on a Western pulp. The Columbia Publications pulps don't have a very high reputation, but some decent authors had stories in them. In this particular issue, most of the wordage is taken up by Allen K. Echols' lead novel. I've seen books by Echols around for years, but I don't recall ever reading any of them. Also in this issue is a story by Chuck Martin, whose work I have read and enjoyed, and the third and final story is by none other than Lester del Rey, whose name certainly doesn't spring to mind when you're thinking about Western pulpsters. But I'll bet it's an interesting yarn.