Friday, July 29, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: July 29
Here's another beauty of a 1939 Western Story cover, this one painted by Richard Case. Again, the painting probably has nothing to do with Bennett Foster's Blackleg or any of the stories inside; it seems meant simply to grab the eye and be attractive in its own right. I've read a Foster serial in contemporary issues of Argosy and he seems to be a pretty good western writer. Pete Dawson, who wrote my next Vintage Paperback of the Week, has a short story in here, as do the familiar Harry F. Olmsted and the less familiar R. Edgar Moore, while Kenneth Gilbert wraps up a serial and Tom Road rounds out the lineup with a novelette. Here's hoping that pulp browsers weren't trampled in this cover's manner trying to find the issue on the newstand.