Book seven is now available in print, just in time for the holidays. Cover guy Rick Ollerman talks digests, fiction, writers, and Down & Out: The Magazine. The cover portrait is the work of Joe Wehrle, Jr., whose name you’ll see a lot in this edition. Joe not only gives us a terrific portrait, but managed to work in some atmosphere and a kick-ass redheaded woman to boot.
Long time mystery writer Josh Pachter provides his fascinating debrief on Espionage Magazine’s 14-issue run from Dec. 1984 to Sept. 1987.
Peter Enfantino continues his entertaining story-by-story synopses of Manhunt 1953 #5–8.
Steve Carper begins an exploration of digests you may never knew existed and others that are collectors’ dreams in “One-and-Dones” part one.
Ever wonder what The Occult Digest was all about, when it surfaces on ebay? Wonder no more. Tom Brinkmann give us the full story with his usual aplomb and attention to detail.
Vince Nowell, Sr. joins us with “When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco.” We’re talking Rocket Stories, Fantasy Fiction, Space SF, and Science Fiction Adventures.
The adventures of Telsey Amberdon by James H. Schmitz are explored in “Psience Fiction” by Joe Werhle, Jr., complete with character and author portraits.
Peter Enfantino details the stories of Robert Edmond Alter that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine from Aug. 1968 to Dec. 1966.
We’ve ramped up reviews this time to cover several recent releases: Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1, D&O: The Magazine #1, Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017, Pulp Literature #15, Suspense Stories, and Switchblade #2.
Brand new fiction from Lesann Berry (art by Michael Neno), Robert Snashall (collage by Marc Myers), and Joe Wehrle, Jr. (w/his artwork); and cartoons by Bob Vojtko.
News and cover previews from Pulp Modern, Nostalgia Digest, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Switchblade, PulpFest 2018, Wildside Press digests, Broadswords and Blasters, Paperback Fanatic, and D&O:The Magazine; writers Bill Crider, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Gary Lovisi, and Josh Pachter; artists Brad Foster and Bob Vojtko; and Marc Myers and D. Blake Werts.