Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Story Magazine, May 6, 1933

A nice cover by H.L. Parkhurst on this issue of the venerable WESTERN STORY. Inside are stories by Robert J. Horton (Walt Coburn's mentor and an author I have to get around to reading one of these days), Austin Hall, and Hugh Grinstead, plus a serial installment by Frederick Faust writing as John Frederick. Looks to be a pretty typical issue of WESTERN STORY from this era, which means it's probably pretty good.


Anonymous said...

I can’t recall too many covers by Parkhurst that weren’t adorning a Spicy pulp.
This one is a really nice piece of storytelling that feels downright subdued compared to what I expect from the artist.

Anyone else getting a distinct Gary Cooper vibe off that cowpoke?

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

I always associate Parkhurst with the Spicy pulps, too, but he actually did quite a bit of work for Street & Smith and Fawcett during the Thirties and then a lot for the Thrilling Group during the Forties. He was a fine artist and managed to convey a lot in this cover. I can see some Gary Cooper in the cowboy, definitely. Although I can't decide if he's a good guy or a bad guy.