Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western Magazine, March 1942

The cover on this issue of 10 STORY WESTERN MAGAZINE is more proof, as if we needed it, that the barber shop was one of the most dangerous places in the Old West. I don't know who painted this one, but I like it quite a bit. There's the usual fine bunch of writers inside the magazine, too: Tom W. Blackburn, Frank C. Robertson, Tom Roan, Leslie Ernenwein, Art Lawson, Glenn Wichman, Dabney Otis Collins, and James C. Lynch. No Olmsted or Coburn, surprisingly. But solid pulpsters, for sure.


Jerry House said...

A close shave.

Anonymous said...

Points for the title, One Against the Slaughter Legions, which is so deliciously purple it could have fronted an issue of The Spider.

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

Popular Publications had the best titles, although Fiction House could give them a good run for their money. I remember reading a Western pulp story by Bruce Douglas where I thought the protagonist reminded me of Richard Wentworth. I'm a little surprised nobody did a full-on version of the Spider only in a Western setting, much like the Masked Rider in the early novels was a Western version of The Shadow.

Anonymous said...

Look at the reddish hue on the cheeks! It makes me think of a Sam Cherry's Cover!
Tiziano Agnelli