Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pulps A-Z: The Letter M

Okay! Sorry I've been away. Rest assured, it's been for a good cause.

This week's letter is M, and finally we have a letter that has more than a few pulp titles to its credit. In fact, the letter M brings us three words that seem to fit perfectly together: Murder, Mystery, and Marriage.

MYSTERY ADVENTURES, December 1936

MURDER MYSTERIES, February 1935

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY STORIES, December 9, 1922

MARRIAGE STORIES, September 1927

MYSTERY NOVELS, July 1935

MYSTERY LEAGUE, October 1933

MAVERICKS, September 1934

MAN STORIES, June 1931



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5 comments:

Walker Martin said...

The most influential of these titles was MYSTERY LEAGUE which was larger than pulp size, edited by Ellery Queen and lasted only 4 issues. But the editors learned something from this failure. In 1941 they started ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE as a far smaller digest and it is still being published 70 years later.

Charles Gramlich said...

That first pic looks like the guy's holding a light saber.

Richard R. said...

M turned out to be a great letter. I'd not seen MYSTERY LEAGUE before, nor some of the others. I'm loving this series!

Deka Black said...

Marriage Stories... pretty surprising.Is a romance pulp?

Barry Traylor said...

You chose some really good ones Laurie. I especially like the MYSTERY ADVENTURES, December 1936
as the guy wearing the fedora looks like he is firing a ray gun.