Tuesday, September 13, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: September 13
I haven't read this 1941 Argosy but I've picked it for today because it has about as snazzy and pulpy a cover as this soon-to-vanish cover format permitted. Virgil Finlay's art here compares favorably with the best comic-book cover art of the period, and perhaps that's the effect Argosy was aiming for. There's no listing for this issue in the FictionMags Index, and I can only add to the cover info that E. Hoffman Price's two-parter Faraway Loot, which got off to a promising start the week before, concludes here. If Theodore Roscoe's "The Crocodile" lives up to Finlay's cover then this issue could well be worth having.