Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, September 1936

Since the annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration is going on in Cross Plains this weekend, I thought I'd feature one of Howard's relatively few appearances in a Western pulp. This issue of STAR WESTERN includes the story "The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth", featuring one of Howard's larger-than-life characters Bearfield Elston. It was published a few months after his death, so he didn't get the chance to continue with the series. This appears to be a pretty spectacular issue all around, with stories by Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted, Cliff Farrell, Art Lawson, John A. Saxon, and William F. Bragg. Plus a cover by Norman Saunders. You couldn't ask for much more from a Western pulp.

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