Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Blue Ribbon Western, November 1947

An unusual perspective on the cover of this issue of BLUE RIBBON WESTERN, something you ran into from time to time, especially in the late Forties, which seemed to be an era of greater experimentation in Western pulp covers. It's hard to say much about the authors in this issue. Cliff Campbell was a house-name, so there's no telling who wrote the lead novel, and the others are all unknown to me with the exception of Thomas Thursday, who was a prolific pulpster for more than forty years.


Charles Gramlich said...

definitely an unusual perspective. I like it though.

Todd Mason said...

Blue Ribbon never one of the better-paying markets.

James Reasoner said...

Yeah, the Columbia pulps were considered salvage markets, although I'm sure there were some authors who wrote specifically for them because they liked Lowndes and had some success there. Most of the issues I've read (admittedly not very many) have had some pretty good stories in them, though.