Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Big Chief Western, October 1940

This is the first issue of a short-lived series that featured a lead story by Arthur Lawson in each issue about a character known as White Eagle, obviously a white man raised by Indians, an old, old plot that still crops up occasionally, even now. Authors of the back-up stories in this issue are Chuck Martin, Lee Bond, John A. Saxon, and Wayne D. Overholser, solid pulpsters all. I'm not sure I'd have picked this up if I'd been browsing the newsstand in 1940, but it's an interesting oddity, I think.

1 comment:

Walker Martin said...

Publishers of westerns pulps evidently found that stories about indians simply did not sell on the newstands. INDIAN STORIES was another short lived magazine.

Max Brand had a few stories about a white man living with the indians and ADVENTURE had stories about indian life, mainly by Hugh Pendexter but for the most part it was not a subject that pulp writers wrote about.