Windy City Pulp Stories No. 9

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A collection of articles and studies by some of the leading scholars in the field examining the popular Culture/Trojan Publishing line of Spicy pulp magazines including Spicy-Adventure Stories, Spicy Detective Stories, Spicy Mystery, Spicy Western Stories, Candid Detective, and Private Detective Stories among others.

A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

Included are:

Articles on the Spicy magazines—

  • An Informal History of the the Spicy Pulps by Will Murray
  • From Spicy to Bland by Alfred Jan
  • The Spicy Adventurers by Will Murray
  • The Saga of Wild Bill Clanton and Two Gun Bob by Morgan Holmes
  • The Spicy Westerners by Will Murray
  • The Spicy Sleuths by Will Murray

Articles on the Spicy artists—

  • A Profile of Alan Anderson by David Saunders
  • Damsels in Distress: The Art of H.J. Ward by Neil Mechem (including a gallery of pulp cover art by H.J. Ward)
  • A Profile of Howard Parkhurst by Wilton E. Matthews (reprinted from Super Detective April 1935)
  • A Short Look at the Career of Howard Parkhurst by Tom Roberts (including a gallery of art by H. Parkhurst)

Articles of other interest—

  • 2008 Lamont Award Winner Tom Roberts Recognition
  • A 1939 Letter from Frank Armer to Howard Wandrei
  • Close Up: Frank Armer-Pulp Potentate by Anonymous (reprinted from Independent News, vol.1, 1944)
  • The Five C's of Detective Writing Frank Armer (reprinted from Writer's Review, June 1934)
  • Markets in False Face by O. Foerster Schully (reprinted from Author & Journalist, November 1935 and January 1936)
  • More from the Writer's Magazines—Spicy Market Tips by Gene Christie

Guest of Honor focus—

  • Hubert Rogers: A Brief Appreciation by Robert Weinberg
  • Hubert Rogers in the Pulps, 1926-1956 by John Bell
  • A Bibliography of Pulp Illustrations of Hubert Rogers by Tom Roberts (including a gallery of pulp cover art by Hubert Rogers)

Film focus—

  • Pulp to the Silver Screen 2009 by Ed Hulse


Cover art by H.J. Ward.


Book Details

Title: Windy City Pulp Stories No. 9
Author: Tom Roberts (ed.)
Genre: Non-fiction/Reference
ISBN: 978-1-928619-83-3
Price: $12.95 US / Trade paperback / 138 pp.
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