Sunday, September 04, 2022

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Adventure Trails, February 1939

The third and final issue of this short-lived adventure pulp features a nice machine gun cover (I don't know the artist) and stories by authors who are almost completely forgotten these days. The exceptions are Rodney Blake (because he was actually H. Bedford-Jones) and Robert Moore Williams. The other stories are by James Dorn, Lon Taylor, R.A. Emberg, Paul Carney, Everett Holloway, and house-name Brent North. Several of these authors are well enough known to be mentioned on the cover, but the names don't mean anything to me. Which, as I've often mentioned, doesn't mean the stories aren't good. But a lineup like that may have something to do with why the magazine lasted only three issues.

UPDATE: That cover is by J.W. Scott. Artist ID by Sheila Ann Vanderbeek. Many thanks!


Unknown said...

Cover by our old friend, J.W. Scott. Signed lower RH corner. Also a reprint cover from All Star Fiction 5/35

Sheila Ann Vanderbeek said...

This above comment was by: Sheila Ann Vanderbeek

James Reasoner said...

Thanks, Sheila. I missed the signature.