Saturday, 26 March 2016

Adventure March 20, 1923 - issue review




Inspired by a post on the True Pulp Fiction blog, here's my review of the March 20, 1923 issue of Adventure magazine.

Adventure March 20, 1923
Adventure March 20, 1923

Cover by James C. McKell, headings by Virgil E. Pyles.
How the heck that guy got into that tight fitting shirt with no buttons, i'll never know.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Adventure, March 15, 1928 issue review


Adventure, March 15, 1928
Adventure, March 15, 1928


Inspired by a post on the True Pulp Fiction blog:

A beautiful cover from D. Cammerrota, an artist about whom i could find almost nothing beyond the fact that he? (The first name D is spelled Dominic, Dominice, Dominick in different places) graduated from the Philadelphia School of Art in 1923.

Interior illustrations are by John R. Neill, the illustrator of many Oz stories.

I'm posting the headings and first few lines of the stories with ratings and brief reviews.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Some beautiful covers for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr

The prolific Paul Stahr, who had a monopoly on Argosy covers between 1924-1934, did these beautiful covers for The Elks magazine. Tell me your favorites with a comment.

My choices: January 1925 and September 1924.

Cover by Paul Stahr for the Elks magazine 1923 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1923 October

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 July
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 July

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 September
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 September

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 November
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 November



Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 March
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 March

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 June
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 June


Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 October

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1926 December
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1926 December

The original paintings for the next two covers have survived.

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1927 July
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1927 July

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 February
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 February
 
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 October


Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1929 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1929 January

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1932 May
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1932 May

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 January

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 May
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 May

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Adventure, March 1 1932 - A review

   [Inspired by a post on the True Pulp Fiction blog, I read this issue and posted a review. The 1/- sticker on my copy indicates that this issue went from the US to the UK at one time, and it found it's way back and finally reached me.]

A great cover from Gerard C. Delano, and interior headings by Harry Townsend