Saturday, September 17, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: September 17
Here's an awesome Rudolph Belarski cover introducing a ten-part 1938 Detective Fiction Weekly serial. It's the only pulp work, apparently, by Lewis Clay -- presumably the same man who wrote a number of serials in the 1940s, including the original Superman chapterplay from 1948. So awesome is the cover, if not the concept behind it, that DFW regulars like Richard Sale's Daffy Dill don't even merit a mention up front. Overall, it's a pretty good sounding lineup, also including Roger Torrey, Hugh B. Cave, Lawrence Treat, Robert Arthur and two relative unknowns: Bert Collier and the more prolific Eric Howard. If you buy pulps for show, this one looks like a must-have.