Great Art, Part Deux... Cimm's pulps
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I admit it... I'm an addict... I see a cool cover on a vintage magazine, comic or book... next thing I know I'm broke... here's why I'm OK with this :cloud9: ...

 

10 Story Detective v11n02 (1945-04)

 

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10 Story Fantasy v01n01 (1952-Spring)

 

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Aces v01n11 (1929-10)

 

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Action Stories v15n10 (1940-06)

 

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Action Stories v16n10 (1942-06)

 

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Action Stories v16n11 (1942-08)

 

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Action Stories v17n08 (1944-Summer)

 

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Action Stories v17n12 (1945-Summer)

 

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Action Stories v18n01 (1945-Fall)

 

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Action Stories v18n06 (1946-Winter)

 

ActionStoriesv18n061946-Winter.jpg

 

Action Stories v19n04 (1949-Summer)

 

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Adventure v080n03 (1931-10-15)

 

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Adventure v082n05 (1932-05-15)

 

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Adventure v121n02 (1949-06)

 

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Adventure v121n04 (1949-08)

 

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Adventure v132n06 (1957-06)

 

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Adventure v137n02 (1960-12)

 

Adventurev137n021960-12.jpg

 

Adventure Trails (2nd series) v01n01 (1938-07)

 

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Air Stories v02n09 (1929-04)

 

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All-Story Weekly v051n03 (1915-11-13)

 

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All-Story Weekly v101n01 (1919-08-30), 2nd Zorro

 

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Amazing Stories v15n04 (1941-04)

 

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Amazing Stories v15n06 (1941-06)

 

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Amazing Stories v16n03 (1942-03)

 

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Amazing Stories v16n08 (1942-08)

 

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Amazing Stories v17n07 (1943-07)

 

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Amazing Stories v19n01 (1945-03)

 

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Amazing Stories v19n02 (1945-06)

 

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Amazing Stories v21n02 (1947-02)

 

AmazingStoriesv21n021947-02.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v21n08 (1947-08)

 

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Amazing Stories v22n06 (1948-06)

 

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Amazing Stories v22n10 (1948-10)

 

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Amazing Stories v22n11 (1948-11)

 

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Amazing Stories v22n12 (1948-12)

 

AmazingStoriesv22n121948-12.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v23n02 (1949-02)

 

AmazingStoriesv23n021949-02.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v23n05 (1949-05)

 

AmazingStoriesv23n051949-05.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v23n10 (1949-10)

 

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Amazing Stories v24n07 (1950-07)

 

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Amazing Stories v25n12 (1951-12)

 

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Amazing Stories v26n01 (1952-01)

 

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Amazing Stories v26n12 (1952-12)

 

AmazingStoriesv26n121952-12.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v27n01 (1953-01)

 

AmazingStoriesv27n011953-01.jpg

 

Amazing Stories v27n02 (1953-02)

 

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Argosy v248n05 (1934-07-28)

 

Argosyv248n051934-07-28.jpg

 

Argosy v280n02 (1938-03-12)

 

Argosyv280n021938-03-12.jpg

 

Argosy v284n05 (1938-09-17)

 

Argosyv284n051938-09-17.jpg

 

Argosy v313n04 (1942-05)

 

Argosyv313n041942-05.jpg

 

Argosy v313n05 (1942-06)

 

Argosyv313n051942-06.jpg

 

Astounding Science Fiction v23n04 (1939-06)

 

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Avenger v04n04 (1942-05)

 

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Black Book Detective v03n04 (1935-02)

 

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Black Mask v24n10 (1942-02)

 

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Black Mask v30n04 (1947-11)

 

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Black Mask v31n02 (1948-03)

 

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Black Mask v33n04 (1949-11)

 

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Black Mask v34n01 (1950-01)

 

BlackMaskv34n011950-01-1.jpg

 

Breezy Stories v30n05 (1928-08)

 

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Coven 13 v01n01 (1969-09) & Coven 13 v01n02 (1969-11)

 

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Coven 13 v01n03 (1970-01) & Coven 13 v01n04 (1970-03)

 

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Crime Case Book v01n03 (1954-05)

 

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Detective Book v01n09 (1930-12)

 

DetectiveBookv01n091930-12-1.jpg

 

Detective Book v01n12 (1931-03)

 

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Detective Book v02n01 (1931-04)

 

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Detective Book v03n12 (1942-Summer)

 

DetectiveBookv03n121942-Summer.jpg

 

Detective Book v04n01 (1942-Fall)

 

DetectiveBookv04n011942-Fall.jpg

 

Detective Book v04n05 (1943-Fall)

 

DetectiveBookv04n051943-Fall.jpg

 

Detective Book v04n08 (1944-Winter)

 

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Detective Book v05n03 (1946-Winter)

 

DetectiveBookv05n031946-Winter.jpg

 

Detective Book v05n04 (1947-Spring)

 

DetectiveBookv05n041947-Spring.jpg

 

Detective Book v05n12 (1949-Summer)

 

DetectiveBookv05n121949-Summer.jpg

 

Detective Book v06n02 (1949-Winter)

 

DetectiveBookv06n021949-Winter-1.jpg

 

Detective Book v06n05 (1952-Winter)

 

DetectiveBookv06n051952-Winter.jpg

 

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Detective Novel v22n03 (1949-Spring)

 

DetectiveNovelv22n031949-Spring.jpg

 

Detective Story Magazine v01n02 (1953-01)

 

DetectiveStoryMagazinev01n021953-01.jpg

 

Detective Tales v10n03 (1938-10)

 

DetectiveTalesv10n031938-10.jpg

 

Detective World v07n01 (1949-01)

 

DetectiveWorldv07n011949-01-1.jpg

 

Dime Mystery v25n02 (1941-02)

 

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Dime Mystery v36n03 (1948-02)

 

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Dime Mystery v38n03 (1949-06)

 

DimeMysteryv38n031949-06.jpg

 

 

More as and when I can get them scanned...

 

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Great pulps !!!

 

 

Is that great art, or great illustration ???

 

 

 

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Some of the covers on those pulps rival that of any comic. How sad to know they cannot be slabbed. The value is in the cover I would think, as the content is dated repetitive hack. The basic hero, villain, damsel in distress, just change names costumes, and venues and pump out the next month.

 

 

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Wow, those are some of the best covers ever. They just don't make 'em like they used to. Totally dig each and every one. Thanks for sharing.

 

Where do you find most of your books/magazines?

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Some of the covers on those pulps rival that of any comic. How sad to know they cannot be slabbed. The value is in the cover I would think, as the content is dated repetitive hack. The basic hero, villain, damsel in distress, just change names costumes, and venues and pump out the next month.

 

 

Couldn't the same thing be said about comics?

 

(:

 

 

Great cover thread Cimm, thanks

 

Awesome stuff.

 

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Some great stuff!

 

I like the casual "having a last smoke before I get hung" cover.

 

ActionStoriesv17n081944-Summer.jpg

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Some of the covers on those pulps rival that of any comic. How sad to know they cannot be slabbed. The value is in the cover I would think, as the content is dated repetitive hack. The basic hero, villain, damsel in distress, just change names costumes, and venues and pump out the next month.

 

 

Man... you've never read the pulps, have you? These were popular entertainment before comics, before TV... there is just as much merit in them as in any other form of entertainment... the absolutely stunning is mixed in with the utter drek, the edge of your seat blockbuster side-by-side with the snoozer...

 

The short story as art form is showcased in the talents of Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John D. MacDonald, Les Savage, Jr., Ed Earl Repp, Edmund Hamilton, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Jimmy Starr, Theodore Roscoe, A. E. Van Vogt, Arthur Leo Zagat, Lee Thayer, Eando Binder, Nelson S. Bond, Robert Moore Williams, Phil Nowlan, A. Merritt, Talbot Mundy, Ralph Milne Farley, Seabury Quinn, Hugh B. Cave, E. Hoffman Price, James M. Cain, Mickey Spillane, Harl Vincent, Isaac Asimov, Frederick Pohl... the list of great authors is as endless as the list of great illustrators that worked on the pulps...

 

I look forward to reading my new acquisitions just as much IF NOT MORE than I look forward to adding another piece of great art to my collection... I have yet to not be surprised by finding a great story that I never heard of, sometimes by an author that I never read before, in each new pulp I get... A lot of the more modern entertainment is based on stories that first appeared in pulps, movies, television shows, even modern books written based on the precepts found in these old stories... to say that the value is ONLY in the covers is to say that Tarzan (All-Story, October 1912) or Conan (Weird Tales, December 1932) or Zorro (All-Story, August 9, 1919) or John Carter (All-Story, February 1912), or Buck Rogers (Amazing Stories, August 1928) have no merit as characters or national icons...

 

You'll notice that the above list doesn't even get out of the A's... and it is not only the headliner authors or characters that are worthy of mention in the pulps... every possible genre is represented, and in some cases, created from whole cloth, in the pulps in one form or another...

 

Try some! You'll like it!

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I appreciate the pulps. Cover work is at least on par with the comics of same time, if anything the pulps have more mature content as it is aimed for older demographic.

 

The pulps are not as valuable or as collected as comics, despite having more substance. I mean 1 pulp probably has a multiple amount of words in it vs a same period Superman comic.

 

What would you say the reasons are that pulps are not worth more relative to same period comics?

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By the way, as a funny aside.... your last posting convinced me to scour ebay. I put in some bids on pulps and look forward to yet another collecting addiction that I can ill afford. I am a fan, not dissing at all.

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I would say it boils down to the fact that as television took more and more of American's time, they had less and less time to read, and these parents had children that never read for entertainment at all, except for comic books, and that this trend has progressed generation by generation, to the point where VERY few Americans read for entertainment anymore, since there are so many ways to fill the time... Combine that with the general contempt and ignorance leveled at pulps as a "lower" reading form than literature, and they just kinda fell by the wayside... not so much an ignored artform as a FORGOTTEN artform... people that I talk to very seldom know what pulps are, much less anything about them.

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Wow, great covers! Thanks!

 

They also remind me I have a stack of loose sweat magazines in a box somewhere; I gotta bag and board them. Some of the covers are over the top, and I wouldn't be surprised if some are Martin Goodman pubs.

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people that I talk to very seldom know what pulps are, much less anything about them.

 

Exactly. People will at least have a passing interest in seeing my comics but if I mention I also collect pulps, their eyes glaze over immediately, soon I have to explain what a pulp is and the conversation pretty much ends there. I no longer mention that I collect pulps :(

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Fantastic Adventures v02n07 (1940-08)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v03n01 (1941-01)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v03n03 (1941-03)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v03n04 (1941-06)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v03n10 (1941-12)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v04n01 (1942-01)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v04n08 (1942-08)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v04n11 (1942-11)

 

FantasticAdventuresv04n111942-11.jpg

 

Fantastic Adventures v04n12 (1942-12)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v05n10 (1943-12)

 

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Fantastic Adventures v07n05 (1945-12)

 

FantasticAdventuresv07n051945-12.jpg

 

Fantastic Adventures v08n01 (1946-02)

 

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Outstanding collection! However, I am struck by the lack of Weird Tales, the greatest pulp magazine ever in my humble opinion.

 

I love comics and have for my entire life, buying Spider-Man as a kid and going from there, but pulps are so freaking fascinating when you get into them! It is incredible, but you need that imagination. I don't know about everyone, but when I get a cool Golden Age comic, I have a hard time actually reading it. The interior art and stories are so simple, they loose me after a couple pages (modern comics do not have this problem, Watchmen, Dark Knight etc.).

 

Pulps on the other hand, can be read and enjoyed even by a modern adult audience. When I plop down at night on the sofa and crack open an old Weird Tales, I let myself be transformed into the 1930's, having just slapped down my 25 cents...and as the smell of the paper hits me, I'm gone into another world. If you love to read, give Pulps a try!

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