Saturday, November 02, 2013

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Variety Western, March/April 1939

I'm not sure I'd ever heard of this Western pulp from Ace, and I've definitely never seen any of the issues. This one has a busy but not bad cover, and one of the featured authors is the great Harry F. Olmsted. His story here was probably a reject from Popular or Street & Smith, but I'll bet it's pretty good anyway. Almost every other author in this issue is a house-name, so I have no idea who really wrote the stories.


Walker Martin said...

The funny thing about VARIETY WESTERN was that most western readers in the 1930's did not want variety. They often liked a certain action packed formula which did not really leave much room for variety.

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely a busy front cover.

Shay said...

Hey, I'd buy it just for the story titles on the cover.