Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Argosy, June 17, 1933

Nothing says "pulp" to me quite as much as ARGOSY. If it weren't for all those dang serials, it would be just about the perfect adventure pulp magazine! Take this issue, for example. You've got a colorful, dramatic cover by Paul Stahr, and inside are stories by Erle Stanley Gardner (a Whispering Sands yarn), Talbot Mundy, Theodore Roscoe, Donald Barr Chidsey (with his series character Nick Fisher), George F. Worts (part of a Peter the Brazen serial as by Loring Brent), Fred MacIsaac, Ralph Milne Farley, Cliff Farrell, and Armand Brigaud. To say that's an impressive line-up is quite an understatement! And ARGOSY did that week after week. Truly an iconic pulp. 

1 comment:

Walker Martin said...

Yes, and in addition to ARGOSY, I would recommend reading and collecting the other general interest pulps such as ADVENTURE, SHORT STORIES, ALL STORY, BLUE BOOK and THE POPULAR. These titles were the best of the adventure and general interest pulps.

If anyone wants to buy copies of these excellent fiction magazines for reasonable prices, then you should attend Pulpfest during August 15 through August 18. I've been attending the pulp conventions for decades and that's how I managed to find extensive runs of so many great pulp titles. Believe me it is worth it and I never heard of anyone saying that they were sorry about attending the conventions.

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