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Bare•Bones No.7

Bare•Bones No.7

bare•bones [#7 Summer 2021] ed. Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri (Cimarron Street Books, $9.95, 110pp, digest)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Dueling Editorials • Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri • ed
3 • The Stuart Gordon H.P. Lovecraft Adaptations • Matthew R. Bradley • ar
13 • Once Upon a Time . . . at the New Beverly • Duane Swierczynski • ar
17 • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood—A Roundtable Discussion on Quentin Tarantino’s Novel • Stephen R. Bissette, Kim Newman, David J. Schow, John Scoleri & Duane Swierczynski • br
49 • Genre Film Comic Adaptations • William Schoell • ar
64 • James McKimmey: The Dell First Editions • J. Charles Burwell • ar
79 • Digging Into Crime Digests: James McKimmey at Mike Shayne • Peter Enfantino • ar
87 • S. Craig Zahler on . . . Pulps • S. Craig Zahler • ar
91 • Sleaze Alley • Peter Enfantino • rc
_91 • $20 Lust, Andrew Shaw (Lawrence Block), Nightstand, 1961 • br
_93 • The Sin Makers, Burt Alden (Richard A. Curtis), Pillar, 1963 • br
_95 • Shame Street, Don Holliday, Pillar, 1963 • br
_96 • The Sado Swappers, Alan Marshall (Harvey Hornwood(, Nightstand, 1967 • br
99 • R&D: See the Movie: Buy the Book • David J. Schow • cl
106 • A Good Cast is Worth Repeating • bg

Cimarron Street Books website

Contents formatted for inclusion in Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galatic Central reference website.
FictionMags Index Family Item Types & Other Abbreviations key.

Bare•Bones No.7

Terror Detective Story Magazine

Terror Detective Story Magazine Oct. 1956

Terror Detective was the brain-child of uber-publisher Everett “Busy” Arnold, the man responsible for syndicating Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” and launching one of the first comic book publishers, Quality Comics, home of such classics as Plastic Man and Blackhawk.”

For more background and a symopsis of every story that appeared over Terror Detective Story Magazine’s four-issue run, see Peter Enfantino’s analysis in The Digest Enthusiast No. 14, now on sale.
14C (fullcolor print) $20.00 from Lulu.com and Amazon.com
14BW (b&w print) $12 from Amazon.com
14 (full color digital) $4.99 from Amazon.com and Magzter.com

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14C

Bare•Bones No. 6

Bare•Bones No. 6

bare•bones [#6 Spring 2021] ed. Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri (Cimarron Street Books, $9.95, 110pp, digest)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Dueling Editorials • Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri • ed
3 • The Overlooked Library • Don D’Ammassa • ar
10 • Lunar Trajectory: Moon of the Wolf on Page and Screen • Matthew R. Bradley • ar
14 • Mistress of the Putrifying Lash! A Complete Look at the Sleazy World of Web Terror Stories! • Peter Enfantino • ar
34 • The Pipes of Pan and its Dark Voices: Horror Anthology Series in Britain • David A. Sutton • ar
44 • Join the Lamb’s Navy! Caroline Munro and the Lamb’s Navy Rum Campaign • John Scoleri • ar
58 • Digging into Crime Digests: Private Eye (July–December 1953) • Richard Krauss • ar
68 • Ten Quick Tales • S. Craig Zahler • ar
74 • I Am Controlling Transmission: Collecting The Outer Limits on Home Video • Craig Beam • ar
89 • Sleaze Alley * Peter Enfantino • rc
_92 • Lust for Love, Harry Whittington
_93 • Sin Cult, Bruno Decesare
_94 • Syndicate City, William F. Frank
_96 • Sin Driver, David Andrews
99 • R&D: In Praise of Twilight Zone No, Not the TV Show • David J. Schow • cl
104 • A Good Cast is Worth Repeating • bi

Cimarron Street Books website

Bare•Bones No. 6 back cover

Contents formatted for inclusion in Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galatic Central reference website.
FictionMags Index Family Item Types & Other Abbreviations key.

Private Eye No. 1 July 1953

The issue above includes my third contribution to Bare•Bones, an overview and issue synopses of the short-lived crime digest Private Eye, published by John Raymond in 1953. It was a fine crime fiction magazine that included stories by Harold Q. Masur, Will Oursler, Dorothy Dunn, Day Keene, Hunt Collins, Alan E. Nourse, and many others. This edition of B•B also includes co-editor Peter Enfantino’s coverage of the “shudder-pulp” digest Web Terror Stories, so there’s plenty here for digest enthusiasts.

I’ve read all five previous issues of this reboot of Bare•Bones cover-to-cover and have started on this issue. It’s an excellent pop culture treasure trove that I highly recommend. You can order copies from Bud’s Art Books, Amazon.com, and all of the usual outlets for this type of independent gem.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14C

The latest issue of The Digest Enthusiast is now available. This time there are two print editions, one in color and one is black-and-white.

14C is $20.00 from Lulu.com and Amazon.com
14BW is $12 from Amazon.com
14 Kindle is $4.99 from Amazon.com
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Coming soon select booksellers including Bud’s Art Books, DreamHaven Books, Mike Chomko Books, Modern Age Books, Barnes & Noble (online), and eBay.

The Digest Enthusiast [#14 June 2021] ed. Richard Krauss (Larque Press, $20 (color), $12 (b&w), $4.99 (digital) 160pp, digest)
3 • Contents Page
4 • News Digest • various • gp
20 • Ed McBain’s Mystery Book No. 3 • Jack Seabrook • ar
30 • Assisted Dying • Jack Seabrook • ss
47 • Zip! • Bob Vojtko • ct
48 • Startling Mystery Stories No. 1 • Richard Krauss • rv
54 • Manhunt 1955 part two • Peter Enfantino • sz
66 • At the Vanguard…But, Not for Long • Vince Nowell, Sr. • ar
74 • The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Vol. 6 No. 1 • Richard Krauss • rv
78 • Ocean De Ville • Robert Snashall • ss
88 • Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel: 20 Million Miles to Earth • Richard Krauss • sz
110 • Dedication: Paul D. Marks • ms
112 • The End of Wonder • Ward Smith & Vince Nowell, Sr. • rv
116 • The Haunt of Horror • Richard Krauss • ar
130 • Gnoll Attack [Buckthorn Burrough] • John Kuharik • ss; illustrated by Michael Neno
142 • Terror Detective Story Magazine • Peter Enfantino. ar
159 • Opening Lines • ms

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14 back cover

Larque Press website

Contents formatted for inclusion in Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galatic Central reference website.
FictionMags Index Family Item Types & Other Abbreviations key.

The Manhunt Companion

The Manhunt Companion

The Manhunt Companion [March 2021] (Stark House Press, $19.95, 410pp, tp, Caliente Design)
Table of Contents
7 • Preface • Jeff Vorzimmer • pr
9 • The History of Manhunt • Jeff Vorzimmer • es
17 • Manhunt Story Reviews 1953–1967 • Peter Enfantino • sz
295 • Stories and Articles by Issue • Anon • ix
333 • Alphabetical Index by Story • Anon • ix
365 • Alphabetical Index by Author • Anon • ix
405 • Alphabetical Index by Series • Anon • ix
409 • TV Episodes based on Manhunt Stories • Anon • ix

Stark House Press website

Contents formatted in the style of Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galatic Central reference website.
FictionMags Index Family Item Types & Other Abbreviations key.

The Manhunt Companion back

Bare•Bones No. 5

Bare•Bones No. 5

bare•bones [#5 Winter 2021] ed. Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri (Cimarron Street Books, $9.95, 110pp, digest)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Dueling Editorials • Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri • ed
3 • The Overlooked Library • Don D’Ammassa • ar
9 • Segmentation: Robert Bloch’s Twilight Zone: The Movie • Matthew R. Bradley • ar
16 • The Whistler Walks By Night • Holger Haase • ar
36 • Digging Into Crime Digests: Trapped and Guilty • Peter • ar
44 • What’s On the Tube? TV Guide Flashback: May 3–9, 1980 • John Scoleri • ar
58 • William Campbell Gault and Joe Puma: The Changing Face of a Private Eye • J. Charles Burwell • ar
75 • The Crazed Carrot that Consumer Peoria: Vegetables on the Attack in the Movies and on TV • William Schoell • ar
87 • Weird Tales and Other Horrors! • S. Craig Zahler • ar
93 • Sleaze Alley * Peter Enfantino • rc
Satan’s Mate, by George H. Smith
Daughter of Joy, by James Harvey
Jambalaya Loverman, by J.L. Potter
One Day in Hell, by Hugh Zachary
99 • R&D: Screamy Skulls! • David J. Schow • cl
104 • A Good Cast is Worth Repeating • bi

Cimarron Street Books website
Print $9.95

bare•bones No. 4

Bare•Bones No. 4

bare•bones [#4, Fall 2020] eds. Peter Enfantino & John Scoleri (Cimarron Street Books, $9.95, 138pp, digest)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Dueling Editorials • Peter Enfantino & John Scoleri • ed
3 • The Overlooked Library • Don D’Ammassa • ar
11 • Running to Death: The Horror Films of Val Lewton • Derek Hill • ar
33 • Digging into Crime Digests: Verdict June–September 1953 • Richard Krauss • ar
47 • Gorgo: Godzilla’s British Cousin • William Schoell • ar
51 • Konga: I was a Teenage Gorilla • Matthew R. Bradley • ar
55 • Reptilicus: The Monster (Movie) with No Legs • William Schoell • ar
60 • Gorgo: The Crown Prince of the Monsters! • pi
73 • Gorgo, Reptilicus and Konga: The Monarch Movie Tie-Ins • Peter Enfantino • ar
79 • When Giants Walked the Comic World • Peter Enfantino • ar
117 • Harry Stephen Keeler • S. Craig Zahler • br
120 • Sleazy Alley • Peter Enfantino • ar
127 • R&D: Take Back the Zone! • David J. Schow • ar
132 • About the Contributors • bg
138 • Caroline Munro • pt

Bare•Bones No. 4 back cover

bare•bones No. 3 in Review

Bare Bones No. 3

This issue delivered an enjoyable mix of pop culture fervor. Matthrew W. Bradley’ delves into Bradbury’s Elliott Family, while Don D’Ammassa tackles a basket full of overlooked vampire novels. The cover story by W.D. Gagliani offers a definitive examination of the original Planet of the Apes film series and their paperbacked companion novels. It’s supplemented nicely by Craig Miller’s eye-witness report on the filming of supporting footage for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and b•b’s co-editor John Scoleri’s summary of scenes scripted but cut from the final films.

That other b•b co-editor Peter Enfantino Digs into Crime Digests singling out a particularly star-studded issue of Manhunt (Aug. 1956) and Mike Shayne (Aug. 1965), while S. Craig Zahler braves Sleaze Alley to unearth a few brazen treasures worth reading about, if not actually reading the books themselves. J. Charles Burwell’s fond review of a trio of novels by H.A. DeRosso is both insightful and captivating. Jack Seabrook interviews supercollector Walker Martin, a conversation loaded with candor and exuberance. And to wrap-up the issue, David J. Schow recounts personal anecdotes about early monster movies and scary stuff with his usual glib aplomb.

If you haven’t yet caught bare•bones fever, this edition is an excellent jumping-on point.

So Cold, My Bed

So Cold, My Bed by Sam S. Taylor

Sam S. Taylor (1903–1994) wrote five stories for Manhunt and four novels in the 1940s and 1950s, three originally in hardcover for Dutton: Sleep No More (1949); No Head For Her Pillow (1952); and So Cold, My Bed (1953); and one in paperback for Gold Medal: Brenda (1952) under the pseudonym Lehi Zane.

Peter Enfantino’s story-by-story synopses of Manhunt is featured in The Digest Enthusiast No. 6–11.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 11

The Digest Enthusiast No. 11

The Digest Enthusiast No. 11 is now available in print and kindle editions—both in full color:

Jeff Vorzimmer

Interviews
Janice Law
(Madame Selina series AHMM)
Paul D. Marks (Bunker Hill series EQMM)
Jeff Vorzimmer (The Best of Manhunt)

Manhunt 1954 part three

Articles
Peter Enfantino
summarizes 1954’s final issues of Manhunt.

Beyond Infinity

Vince Nowell, Sr. grapples with Beyond Infinity.

Leo Margulies

Richard Krauss spotlights Leo Margulies: Giant of the Digests.

A Classic Error

Steve Carper dissects a Classic error.

Astounding formats

Ward Smith quantifies Astounding’s formats.

Reviews
Homicide Hotel from Gary Lovisi
Tough 2
Paperback Parade
No. 104

John Kuharik

Fiction
John Kuharik
“Buckthorn Justice” art by Rick McCollum
Vince Nowell, Sr. “The Good Soldier” art by Marc Myers
Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“Zymurgy for Aliens” art by Michael Neno

Plus nearly 150 digest magazine cover images, News Digest, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, and first issue factoids. Cover “Madame Selina” by Rick McCollum, 160 pages.

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