Sunday, January 31, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: January 31
Our first month ends with a Western Story from 1942. The cover design is a little more conservative than a few years earlier but that's still a nice painting by H.W. Scott. It's hard to be much more specific about the contents than "Action Stories of Fighting Courage." Top-billed Kenneth Gilbert starts a serial, Son of Storm King, this week, while the unbilled but decent L. L. Foreman wraps his serial, The Renegade. Mojave Lloyd is some sort of mystery man; the Fiction Mags Index is unsure whether the name was a pseudonym or not, and it does sound a little too western to be true. Harry F. Olmsted and Johnston McCulley are among the old reliables this issue, while Tom W. Blackburn is a younger reliable whose stories I've enjoyed fairly consistently. I'm working on the complete cover-to-cover scan of Dime Western for May 1948 so I'll be short here, but come back in February for another month of pulps!