PulpMags

The official blog for the Pulp Magazines Project, an open-access digital archive of early twentieth-century pulp magazines

New Issues: Adventure, Blue Book, and Short Stories

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 10 new issues of 3 classic pulp magazine titles to its full-text digital archive. These include the Feb. 1911 issue and complete 6-issue run of Vol. 53 from the summer of 1925 (Jun. 10, 20, & 30; and Jul. 10, 20, & 30, 1925) of Adventure, feat. Prisoners of War and When East Met West, by prolific British pulp authors Talbot Mundy and W.C. Tuttle, respectively (Jun. 10, 1925). Two issues of Blue Book (Jan. 1924 and Nov. 1926) feature Agatha Christie’s “The Plymouth Express Affair” (Jan. 1924) and H. Bedford-Jones’s “The Trail of Death” (Nov. 1926). In the Jul. 10, 1924 issue of Short Stories, you will find Harold Lamb’s “The Camp of the Snake” and Murray Leinster’s “Grist”. There are now a total of 312 full-text magazines available on the site.

New Scans, October 2014

For more information on classic pulp titles like Adventure (1910), Blue Book (1915), and Short Stories (1910), check out Mike Ashley’s “Golden Age of Pulp Fiction” and R.D. Mullen’s “From Standard Magazines to Pulps & Big Slicks“.

For news and updates, along with a complete list of issues posted, check out our News & Updates page here.

The Pulp Magazines Project would like to thank the members of the Pulpscans Group, especially Saskia van de Kruisweg (ROC, Amsterdam) for beautiful scans, and Jan van Heiningen (Utrecht University) for generous access to his collection.

Archive Reaches 300 Issues

With the addition of 10 new issues of Adventure (Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite pulp) from 1911-25, the digital archive of the Pulp Magazines Project has reached 300 individual issues. As of Sept. 2014, the archive includes 85 titles from over two dozen publishers, with its special features on Comic Books & Pulp PublishersSnappy, Spicy, and Girlie Pulps; and Pulp, Slick, & Book-Paper Magazines. In these latest issues of Adventure, “America’s No. 1 Pulp“, we have novels and short stories by John Buchan (Jun. 1911), W.C. Tuttle (Aug. 1916), Edgar Wallace (Apr. 3, 1918), Hugh Pendexter (Jul. 18, 1918), Charles Beadle (Aug. 3, 1918), Talbot Mundy (Aug. 18, 1918), Arthur O. Friel (Dec. 3, 1919), H. Bedford-Jones (Aug. 10, 1925), and many more.

New Scans II, September 2014

The Pulp Magazines Project wishes to thank the Pulpscans Group, Digital Pulp Preservation, the Digital Comic MuseumNewsstand: 1925, and Conrad First for all their help.

Next month, we’ll be posting 6 more issues (Vol. 53) of Adventure from the summer of 1925, along with several new issues of Argosy, Blue Book, and Western Story.

New Issues/ Title: Startling Stories (9/10/2014)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 10 new issues (and 1 new SF title) to its full-text digital archive. They are the Jan., Mar., May, & Nov. 1939; Jan. & May 1940; Nov. 1941; Jun. 1946; and Jan. & May 1947 issues of Startling Stories, feat. works by Stan Weinbaum (Jan. 1939), Otis Adelbert Kline (Guest Editorial-“Prophets of Science” Jan. 1939), Ed Hamilton (May 1939), Robert Bloch (Nov. 1941), Henry Kuttner (Jun. 1946), Murray Leinster (Jan. 1947), and Robert A. Heinlein (May 1947) among others.

New Scans, September 2014

This brings the total number of full-text issues available on the PMP website to 282. In related news, the PMP website was migrated to a new server last week, which should result in faster download times, esp. for those large (50+ MB) PDF files.

Cheers.

New Issues/ Histories: Munsey Pulps (3/30 & 5/30/2014)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 12 new issues to its full-text digital archive, representing 5 major pulp magazine titles published by the Frank A. Munsey Co. (NY) between 1913 and 1940.

They include flagship titles Argosy (Mar. 27, 1920; feat. Ray Cummings, “The Right Thing”); The All-Story (Dec. 1913; feat. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warlord of Mars, Pt. 1/4); and Argosy All-Story Weekly (Dec. 1, Dec. 8, & Dec. 15, 1923; and Sept. 15, 1928)—in addition to Railroad Stories (May 1934; Feb. & Apr. 1935; and Apr. 1936); and the sf reprint magazine, Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Jan. & Feb. 1940).

New Scans, May 2014

Also, be sure to check out the history of Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Sept. 1939-Jun. 1953), the Munsey sf “reprint magazine… that introduced a new generation of readers to the scientific romances, lost civilizations, and otherworldly love stories of the early 20th century” (Nathan Vernon Madison, VCU).

New Scans, April 2014

And finally, in April, 6 new issues of Wonder Stories Quarterly (Sum. & Fall 1930; Spr., Fall, & Win. 1931; and Spr. 1932) were also made available on the site. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.

Cheers.

New Issues: Blue Book, Exciting Western, and Jungle Stories (2/20 & 3/25/2014)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 9 new issues to its full-text digital archive. They include the Jun. & Jul. 1940, and Aug. 1941 issues of Blue Book, feat. Dornford Yates’s When the Devil Drives (Jul. 1940); the Aug. 1946 and Jan. 1947 issues of Exciting Western, feat. W.C. Tuttle’s Trail of the Flame (Jan. 1947); and 4 new issues of Jungle Stories (Spr. 1946; and Spr., Fall, & Win. 1948), feat. stories by John Peter Drummond (Kigor, Jungle Lord) and Edgar Wallace (Sanders of the River).

New Scans, March 2014This brings the total number of full-text magazines available on the PMP website to 254. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.

Cheers.

New Issues/ Titles: Amazing Stories Quarterly, Mammoth Adventure, Mammoth Mystery, Planet Stories, and Wonder Stories Quarterly (2/10/2014)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 10 new issues (and 4 new over-sized pulp titles) to its full-text digital archive. They include the Win.-Fall 1928 issues of Amazing Stories Quarterly, feat. A. Hyatt Verrill’s The World of the Giant Ants (Fall 1928); the Nov. 1946 issue of Mammoth Adventure, feat. Tom W. Blackburn’s The Cassock and the Sword; the January 1946 issue of Mammoth Mystery; the Summer 1932 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly, feat. Raymond Gallum’s “The Menace from Mercury”; and 3 new issues of Planet Stories (May & Jul. 1951, and Jan. 1954). This brings the total number of full-text magazines available on the PMP website to 245.

New Scans, November 2013 & February 2014And finally, in October and January, histories for Planet Stories and Dynamic Science Stories (Nathan Vernon Madison, VCU) were made available as well. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.

Cheers.

 

New Issues: Adventure and Blue Book (9/25/2013)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 5 new issues of 2 classic pulp titles to its full-text digital archive. These include the Jun. 15, 1935 and May 1949 issues of Adventure, feat. Cleopatra’s Promise, by prolific pulp author Talbot Mundy (Jun. 15, 1935); and the May 1936, Mar. 1937, and Jul. 1938 issues of Blue Book, feat. short stories by H. Bedford Jones, along with William L. Chester’s Tarzan-inspired series, Kioga. There are now a total of 235 full-text magazines available on the site.

For news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues posted, check out our News & Updates page here.

New Scans II, September 2013For more information on the history of these classic pulp titles, check out Patrick Belk’s “Adventure Magazine: America’s No. 1 Pulp“; Mike Ashley’s “The Golden Age of Pulp Fiction“; and R.D. Mullen’s “From Standard Magazines to Pulps & Big Slicks“.

And for October, more SF!

New Issues/ Titles: Western Pulp Magazines (9/15/2013)

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 6 new Western pulp titles (8 new complete issues) to its full-text digital archive. These include All Western Magazine (Apr.-Jun. 1950; feat. Ernest Haycox, The Feudists); Exciting Western (Sept. 1947; featuring W.C. Tuttle, Alias Adam Jones); Fifteen Western Tales (Jan. 1953); Masked Rider Western (Winter 1945 & Nov. 1950); Ten Story Western (December 1949; feat. Tom Roan, Yellow Devil Starves Tonight!); and Two-Gun Western (Novels) (Apr. 1942 & Nov. 1955).

New Scans, September 2013For more information on the history of Western pulp magazines, check out John A. Dinan’s The Pulp Western: A Popular History of the Western Fiction Magazine in America. For an excellent memoir on writing for the Western pulps, see Pulp Writer: Twenty Years of Writing for the American Grub Street, by Paul S. Powers.

Cheers, pardners.

New Issues: Black Mask & Top-Notch (8/20 & 8/25/2013)

With the start of the new semester, the Pulp Magazines Project returns with regular monthly updates to its digital archive. In the final weeks of August, we’ve added to the project’s growing collection of pre-1923 pulps with new issues of The Black Mask and Top-Notch Magazine:

New Issues, August 2013Included are the Nov. 1920 and Aug. 1922 issues of The Black Mask—which feature Murray Leinster’s “The Vault” (Aug. 1922)—and the Feb. 1912, Mar. 1913, and May 1 1915 issues of Street & Smith’s Top-Notch Magazine—featuring Part I of Johnston McCulley’s Force Inscrutable (Mar. 1913).

Enjoy.

New Issues/ Histories: Black Mask, Dime Mystery, et al

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

New Titles, May 2013Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).

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