Saturday, July 02, 2016

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Thrilling Ranch Stories, Summer 1953

THRILLING RANCH STORIES was a Western romance pulp, but like its companion magazine RANCH ROMANCES, most of the stories weren't much different than what you'd find in a regular Western pulp. They just had a little more "woman interest", to use the editorial term of the time. "Knife, Fork, and Sixgun: A Novel of the Harvey Girls", by the consistently entertaining Walker A. Tompkins, sounds pretty good to me. Elsewhere in this issue are stories by H.A. DeRosso, Joseph Chadwick, Ben Frank, and Harold F. Cruickshank, all behind a cover by Sam Cherry, who could sure paint some nice-looking redheads.

1 comment:

Barry Traylor said...

Even though I am more of an SF fan, that Tompkins story sounds interesting. I always liked The Harvey Girls movie with Judy Garland.