Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story, January 1948

Here's a striking H.W. Scott cover from late in the run of the granddaddy of the Western pulps, WESTERN STORY. Even at this point, WESTERN STORY was a fine magazine with some of the best authors in the field appearing in its pages. In this issue, those authors include Bennett Foster, Walt Coburn, S. Omar Barker (with both a poem and a short story), Giles A. Lutz, and Joseph Chadwick. WESTERN STORY is the old gunfighter who's been around for a long time but is still hard to beat.

1 comment:

Walker Martin said...

At this point Street & Smith had given up on the pulp format and was trying to sell fiction magazines in the smaller digest size. They soon would give up and cease publication of all the fiction titles in 1949(All except ASTOUNDING).

WESTERN STORY with more than 1250 issues during 1919-1949, published the most issues of any of the Street & Smith fiction magazines.

A big favorite of mine. I've been lucky to discover extensive runs of the magazine four different times during the last 35 years.