Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, December 26, 1942

I said last week I might change my mind about posting a cover this morning, and sure enough . . . It's another issue of WESTERN STORY, another Christmas cover, but with some action this time. It's not everybody who can deliver Christmas presents and take part in a shootout with a bad hombre at the same time. Let's see Santa do that.

As for the inside of the issue, there's a short story by George Cory Franklin called "Christmas on the Lake Fork" and a poem, "Cow-Range Christmas", by the ubiquitous S. Omar Barker, but that seems to be it for Christmas-related content. There are other stories, though, by old pros L.L. Foreman, Bob Obets, Peter Dawson, Tom W. Blackburn, and Leslie Ernenwein, so it's probably a pretty entertaining selection.

I'll leave you now with the wish that you all enjoy your holiday weekend.


Walker Martin said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas, James and thanks for your posts on paperbacks and pulps, especially the Saturday Morning Western Pulp series.

Rick said...

Merry Christmas. I look for your posts daily and always enjoy them. Thanks.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

That's an unusual Christmas cover, especially for a Western story. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your family, Mr. Reasoner!

George said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love a cover with Christmas presents and a shoot-out!