Saturday, August 18, 2012
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Frontier Stories, Winter 1949
Here's another Fiction House pulp with a pretty good cover and a fine line-up of authors. Les Savage Jr. was probably the star of Fiction House's Western pulps during this era, and you can't argue with a title like "Whip-Woman of the Santa Fe". I believe I've read this story in one of the Leisure paperback collections of Savage's pulp stories, and it's a good one. Emmett McDowell, who also has a story in this issue, wrote some pretty good hardboiled crime novels for the Ace Double line, as well as turning out science fiction yarns for PLANET STORIES. I'm not familiar with R.S. Lerch, but I love the title of his Saga of the Overland Trail in this issue, "Wagons of the Damned".