Sunday, September 01, 2019

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Gold Seal Detective, April 1936

That's a pretty brutal cover on this issue of GOLD SEAL DETECTIVE, a short-lived pulp that appears to have featured mostly stories about G-Men. The lead novella is part of the Rough 'Em Up Radigan series by "Clark Aiken", who was really Frederick C. Davis, so you know it's got to be pretty good. With five of these novellas running in GOLD SEAL DETECTIVE, I wonder if the series would be a good candidate for reprinting. I don't know about you, but I'd buy THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF ROUGH 'EM UP RADIGAN. Norman A. Daniels is also on hand in this issue, twice, in fact, once as himself and once as David A. Norman. James Perley Hughes and Darrell Jordan are the best-known names among the other authors, and they're best remembered for their work in the aviation pulps. But I think this issue would be worth reading just for Davis and Daniels.


Bruce Harris said...

Frederick C. Davis is listed on the cover but Clark Aiken gets the credit in the Table of Contents? I guess Davis' name meant something to readers and the bean counters at Magazine Publishers, Inc.

James Reasoner said...

The other Rough 'Em Up Radigan stories are by-lined Clark Aiken on the covers, so my guess is that whoever laid out this cover just make a mistake and put the author's real name on it.

thingmaker said...

Brutal... Maybe, but that guys expression seems more like concern that they get the branding iron turned just so - to keep that star nice and level so the end result is not offset or poorly angled.