Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Spicy Western Stories, August 1938

This is a pretty eye-catching cover, even for SPICY WESTERN STORIES, and the lineup of authors inside is a good one: E. Hoffmann Price, James P. Olsen writing as James A. Lawson, Laurence Donovan writing as Larry Dunn, and two stories each by Edwin Truett Long (as by Luke Terry and Wallace Kayton) and John A. Saxon (as King Saxon and Rex Norman). Prolific and entertaining pulpsters, each and every one. 


Anonymous said...

Tarnation! That cover is well designed to make the viewer want to rescue that luckless, lovely Indian maid.

But who painted it? It's certainly not a Parkhurst and it doesn't look like H. J. Ward"s work.

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

I think it's probably Ward, although the girl's face doesn't look much like his work. The guy matches fairly well, though. But I've never been able to identify artists by their style with any great degree of success, so don't go by me.

Barry Traylor said...

The cover of August 1938 Spicy Western Stories was painted by William Fulton Soare.

I asked David Saunders, the pulp artist expert.

James Reasoner said...

Thanks, Barry!