Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Leading Western, January 1949

This issue of LEADING WESTERN sports a cover that looks more like it came off an issue of SPICY WESTERN STORIES. And since they were from the same publisher, maybe it did. I don't know the artist. Bryce Walton, Frank Carl Young, and D.D. Sharp are the authors using their real names in this one. The rest are the usual combination of house-names and probable pseudonyms. For example, Hal Burke, author of the cover-featured story "Dames + Guns = Trouble", is credited with only that one story in the Fictionmags Index. Was that simply his only sale? Certainly possible. But I think it's equally likely he was really Walton, Young, or Sharp. Doubtful that we'll ever know.


Unknown said...

That's a probable conclusion I think. I haven't read Burke's story, do you think the writing matches Walton's specific style?

James Reasoner said...

I've read so little by Walton, and nothing recently, so I wouldn't even venture a guess. But it's something to keep in mind for future reading.