Friday, April 29, 2011

PULP COVERS: Lesser Known Western Pulps

In honor of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival that is going on right now at Melody Ranch, here are some covers of some of the more obscure Western pulps - for the most part, these magazines never ran more than 5 issues.

If you are going to the Festival, I'll be signing copies of PULP WRITER at the Buckaroo Book Shop starting at 11 AM.

And if you want more information about the Festival, go here for all the goods.

NOVELETS, APRIL 1925

WESTERN ROUNDUP, August 1934

WESTERN RANGERS, FEBURARY 1954

WESTERN RANGERS, MAY 1931

WESTERN OUTLAWS, MARCH 1930

SILVER BUCK WESTERN, JANUARY 1941

NICEL WESTERN APRIL 1933

GOLDEN WEST, APRIL 1927

CRACK SHOT WESTERN, OCTOBER 1940

COWBOY LIFE, JANUARY 1926



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3 comments:

Barry Traylor said...

An interesting post Laurie. At one time I had a couple issues of Nickel Detective and I realized the reason why they did not last long was that the magazines had only half the page count of pulps that cost a dime. Interesting that Nickel Western may have changed it's title to Charm Story Magazine. That only lasted one issue. Another obscure western title would be Gunsmoke Western, this was a Red Circle pulp and also lasted only 5 issues from 1937 to 1939. There was also one called Gun-Swift Western that lasted just two issues January 1938 and September of the same year.

Deka Black said...

The Golden West cover is just .. well, it have a unusual amount of joy for a pulp cover!

Ron Scheer said...

Another great collection, Laurie. Thanks. Hope you're having a great time at the CB Festival.