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Manhunt Detective Story Monthly April 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly April 1953Contents
Henry Kane “One Little Bullet” (Peter Chambers)
Kris Neville “Big Talk”
Robert Turner “Be My Guest”
Richard Ellington “Fan Club” (Steve Drake)
Roy Carroll “Shakedown”
Robert Patrick Wilmot “The G-Notes”
Richard Deming “Mugger Murder”
Evan Hunter “Kid Kill”
Shepherd Kole “Crime and Punishment”
David Goodis “The Blue Sweetheart”
Mickey Spillane “Everybody’s Watching Me” (Part 4 of 4)

Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered

They Got Me CoveredLife magazine’s October 27, 1941 profile of Bob Hope: “His most pretentious work, They Got Me Covered, a riotous autobiography, is in the tradition of Josh Billings, Bill Nye and Petroleum V. Nasby, and he is showing signs of developing into a cracker-barrel philosopher.”

They Got Me Covered is a collection of Bob Hope’s quips, cartoons, and photos. Steve Carper reveals the full story behind this 95-page, digest-sized paperback in The Digest Enthusiast book six.

Fate No. 358 January 1980

Fate No. 358 Jan 1980Contents
Curtis Fuller: I See By the Papers
Jane M. Loy “Quest for El Dorado”
Diane G. Holdson “The Escort”
Martin Ebon “The Mystic Visions of the Shah of Iran”
W. Ritchie Benedict: Star of Bethlehem to Reapear
The Readers: True Mystic Experiences
Mary Jane Knisely “The Many Roads to Healing”
Richard Lee-Fulgham “Dragons—Alive and Well and Living in—”
Michael Gross “What Happened to Genette Tate”
Monster Haunts Virginia Woods
Alan Vaughan “The Riddle of Coincidence”
Thomas J. Mooney: Is Bigfoot the Star of Beowulf?
Walter H. Uphoff “The Psychic Photography of Masuaki Klyota”
D. Scott Rogo “Speaking of Past Lives”
Jim Miles: The British Triangle
John Phillip Bessor “Chaplain Officiates at Phantom Funeral”
The Readers: My Proof of Survival
J. Gordon Melton: Books, News & Reviews
The Readers: Report from the Readers

Clark Publishing Company
Publisher: Curtis Fuller
Editor/Associate Publisher: Mary Margaret Fuller
Managing Editor: Betty Lou White
Associate Editor: Jerome Clark

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly March 1953

Manhunt March 1953Contents
Richard S. Prather “The Sleeper Caper” (Shell Scott)
Evan Hunter “Dead Men Don’t Dream” (Matt Cordell)
Bruno Fischer “Stop Him!”
Robert Patrick Wilmot “Triple-Cross”
Leslie Charteris “The Loaded Tourist” (The Saint)
Frank Kane “Payoff” (Johnny Liddell)
Craig Rice “The Tears of Evil” (John J. Malone)
Harold Q. Masur “The Mourning After” (Scott Jordan)
Mickey Spillane “Everybody’s Watching Me” (Part 3 of 4)
William Lindsay Gresham “Teaser”
Floyd Mahannah “Prognosis Negative”
Richard Marsten “Against the Middle”

Pageant Dec. 1969

Pageant Dec. 1969Excerpt from Tom Brinkmann’s article, “Sharon Tate’s Fate,” from The Digest Enthusiast book six:

The confusing cover blurb read, “Part 2–Behind Sharon Tate’s Tragedy! Stars Who Need Sex Clubs,” which made it sound like two articles, which in a way it kind of was.

. . . Last month the author described the orgies that led up to the horrifying slaying of Sharon and four others. This month he tells of his personal involvement with Sharon and her circle of friends and acquaintances. Also, he gives his reasons for blaming Hollywood itself in large part for the tragedy that took five lives.

Pageant Dec. 1969 back coverThis second and final part of the Pageant Tate feature focused on Jay Sebring, and is almost a mini-bio, with facts and figures, personal anecdotes by Hyams; and, it would be re-used as the Sebring/Tate chapter for his autobiography, which had the same story told slightly differently with some of the details left out and others added.

Tom Brinkmann writes about unusual, off-the-beaten-path magazines, digests, and tabloids. His Bad Mags website was active from June 2004–July 2017. His books, Bad Mags Volume 1 (2008) and Volume 2 (2009) are available from secondary outlets, including amazon.com

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Feb. 1953

Manhunt Feb 1953Contents
John Ross Macdonald “The Imaginary Blonde”
Michael Fessier “Sex Murder in Cameron”
Jonathan Craig “Dirge for a Nude”
Eleazer Lipsky “Stabbing in the Streets”
Richard Marsten “Carrera’s Woman”
Hunt Collins “Attack”
Mickey Spillane “Everybody’s Watching Me” (Part 2 of 4)
John Evans “So Dark for April”
Richard Deming “The Lesser Evil”
Fletcher Flora “As I Lie Dead”
Mugged and Printed: Mickey Spillane, Michael Fessier, John Evans, John Ross Macdonald, Richard Deming, and Eleazer Lipsky

Fawn the Dark-Eyed

Fawn the Dark-Eyed posterIn 1965, Joe Wehrle, Jr. launched Fawn the Dark-Eyed. Inspired by the heyday of newspaper comic strips like Flash Gordon and Modesty Blaise, the publication presented Fawn’s adventures in Sunday-sized comic strip pages. Unfortunately, this early version of Fawn only lasted two issues, with the second edition published in February 1966.

A third issue was planned, and Joe published a poster of Fawn in 1967 to bridge the gap between issues. All three items are relatively hard to find, but the poster is likely the most uncommon. Fortunately, a small stock of the original print run has been uncovered and is now available via eBay.

The second iteration of Fawn appeared in 1972, as a blonde, in the four-page comic adaptation of Joe’s short story “The Bandemar” in Sense of Wonder No. 12. The story and comic are slated to appear in The Digest Enthusiast book nine in Jan. 2019.

Fawn’s longest run appeared in 1974, in a second series of Sunday-sized comic strips in the Menomonee Falls Gazette No. 142–161, 163–171, 173–176, 178, 179, 181, 183 and 188.

Old Weird Herald’s

Old Weird Herald's business cardWay back in the 1970s there was a comic shop in Portland called Old Weird Herald’s run by three women named Hazel, Luana, and Rosie. I visited the shop on NE Broadway only twice, but I’ll never forget two of the treasures discovered there.

First, Basil Wolverton originals. Among his many works was a comic strip called Woozie Woofer signed as Bay Wolverton. OWH’s had a handful of these old strips. There’s one available to view at Comic Art Fans.

Second, self-published comics by Kerry Lochner. OWH’s carried what seemed to be every Wallplug Publication available: Sundae Funnies, Super Baloney, and Picturead. Wonderful indie comics from the early 1970s.

Pass to Comic ConApparently, the Heralds also put on the All American Comic Con on May 5, 1979, which was likely held at the Masonic Temple on SW Park Avenue.

Pageant

Pageant Nov. 1969Excerpt from Tom Brinkmann’s article, “Sharon Tate’s Fate,” from The Digest Enthusiast book six:

“Pageant premiered with its November 1944 issue and was originally published by Hillman Periodicals. Macfadden bought it in 1961 and continued publishing it until its final February 1977 issue.

“The misleading cover blurb on this November 1969 Pageant read, ‘Eyewitness Report: Sex • Sadism • Celebrities! The Sharon Tate Orgies.'”

Tom Brinkmann writes about unusual, off-the-beaten-path magazines, digests, and tabloids. His Bad Mags website was active from June 2004–July 2017. His books, Bad Mags Volume 1 (2008) and Volume 2 (2009) are available from secondary outlets, including amazon.com