The Digest Enthusiast

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The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

Interview
James Reasoner (writing as Brett Halliday for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine)

Articles
Armed Services Editions by Ward Smith
Startling Mystery Stories by Peter Enfantino
How Sol Cohen ‘Saved’ Amazing Stories by Vince Nowell, Sr.
Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine by Richard Krauss
The One, the Only, Bronze Books by Steve Carper
The Creature from the Black Lagoon with The Seven Year Itch by Tom Brinkmann
Manhunt 1954 part two by Peter Enfantino

Reviews
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May/June 2019
Broadswords and Blasters No. 9 Summer 2019

Fiction/Verse
Clark Dissmeyer
Robert Snashall
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Plus
News Digest
Cartoon Digest by Bob Vojtko
Artwork by Brian Buniak and Carolyn Cosgriff
Opening Lines
Index of TDE No. 1–10
Over 100 cover images, 160 pages

The Digest Enthusiast No. 9

Interviews
Susan Emshwiller, Filmmaker and writer
Victoria Green, AD AHMM, EQMM, Analog, Asimov’s with artist’s statements from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri

Articles
Ray Palmer: The Face that Launched a Thousand Issues by Vince Nowell, Sr.
S.J. Byrne Bibliography
Elke Sommer: A Neighborhood of Ghosts by Tom Brinkmann
One-and-Dones part three by Steve Carper
Manhunt 1954 part one by Peter Enfantino

Reviews
EconoClash Review No. 2
Nostalgia Digest Autumn 2018
Sunset Showdown
Occult Detective Quarterly No. 4
Hot Lead No. 1 & 2

Fiction
Michael Bracken
Josh Pachter
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Art and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Plus
News Digest
Ghoulish Gags
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 160 pages

The Digest Enthusiast book 8

The Digest Enthusiast No. 8

Interview with Michael Bracken, author of over 1,200 short stories
Manhunt 1953 Sep–Dec synopses by Peter Enfantino
Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Connie Kreski Conundrum by Tom Brinkmann
One-and-Dones part two by Steve Carper
Tribute to Joe Wehrle, Jr. by Richard Krauss
First Issues: Complete, Verdict, and Shell Scott
Western Magazine by Peter Enfantino

Fiction by Josh Pachter and Robert Snashall

News Digest Previews and news from AHMM, Amazing Stories, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Broadswords and Blasters, Crime Syndicate Magazine, D&O:The Magazine, EconoClash Review, EQMM, F&SF, Fate, Hot Lead, Men of Violence, Monster!, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nostalgia Digest, Paperback Parade, PulpFest 2018, Pulp Horror, Pulp Literature, Pulp Modern, Sleazy Reader, and Switchblade; writers Tom Brinkmann, Steve Carper, Peter Enfantino, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Vince Nowell, Sr., and Art Taylor; and artists Michael Neno and Bob Vojtko

Plus photos, artwork, and cartoons by Amber Bracken, Marc Myers, Lori-Ann Reif, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. and over 100 cover images. 152 pages.


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The Digest Enthusiast No. 7

Interview
Rick Ollerman on D&O: The Magazine, writing fiction and essays, and digest magazines

Articles
One-and-Dones part one by Steve Carper
When Things Go Wrong: The Lester del Rey–John Raymond Fiasco by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Occult Digest by Tom Brinkmann
Psience Fiction: The Telsey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter

Synopses
Robert Edmond Alter
in AHMM and
Manhunt 1953 part two by Peter Enfantino

Reviews by Vince Nowell, Sr. and Richard Krauss
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #1
D&O: The Magazine #1
Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017
Pulp Literature #15
Suspense Stories
Switchblade #2

Fiction
“The Edge of Eternity” by Lesann Berry
“Imperium Delirium” by Robert Snashall
“A Christmas Romance” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Artwork and Cartoons
Marc Myers
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Plus: News Digest, Mirthful Spirits, Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

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The Digest Enthusiast No. 6

Interviews
B.K. Stevens
: Alfred Hitchock’s Mystery Magazine
Edd Vick: Analog, Asimov’s

Articles
Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered by Steve Carper
International Science Fiction by Richard Krauss
Sharon Tate’s Fate by Tom Brinkmann
Manhunt 1953 part one by Peter Enfantino
Hothouse: Brian Aldiss’ Dystopian Odyssey by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Reviews
Max Allan Collins’
Digest Dolls Trading Cards
Weirdbook #34

Fiction
“Down the Rabbit Hole” by Lesann Berry
“Atomic Fuel” by Alec Cizak
“The Eihkarrad Talisman” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Artwork and Cartoons: Brian Buniak, Brad Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Plus
News Digest
Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Edd Vick’s Speculative Fiction Markets
Crime Time by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines
Over 100 cover images, 152 pages

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The Digest Enthusiast No. 5

Interview
Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill’s storied career with digests

Articles
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication

Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
“Feed the Beast” by Lesann Berry
“The Obvious Danger” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“Fencer’s Document Caper” by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons: Brian Buniak, Brad Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Plus
News Digest
Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines
Nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages

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The Digest Enthusiast No. 4

Interviews
Art Taylor: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Editors of digital digests:
Alec Cizak: Pulp Modern
Jennifer Landels: Pulp Literature
John Kenyon: Grift
Kristen Valentine: Betty Fedora
Sheri White: Morpheus Tales

Articles
Suspense Magazine and Novels by Richard Krauss
Galaxy Science Fiction Novels by Steve Carper
Galaxy Magabooks by Gary Lovisi
Criswell Predicts: Fate & Spaceway by Tom Brinkmann
Shock Mystery Tales by Peter Enfantino
Pocket Pin-ups trading cards

Reviews
H.G. Wells Society Newsletter #30
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper
Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines by Michael L. Cook

Fiction
“A Rat Must Chew” by Gary Lovisi
“The Hideout” by Ron Fortier
“Strangers in Need” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“Wounded Wizard” by John Kuharik

Artwork and Cartoons: Sean Azzopardi, Rob Davis, Brad Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko

Plus
Editor’s Notes
Digest indexes
Social media round-up
Opening Lines
Nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages

The Digest Enthusiast #3 cover

The Digest Enthusiast No. 3

Interview/Profile
Heather Jacobs: Big Fiction
Timothy Green Beckley: Fate, Beyond, etc.

Articles
Beyond by Tom Brinkmann
Super-Science Fiction by Peter Enfantino
Diabolik by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Dashiell Hammett digests by Steve Carper
Gunsmoke by Peter Enfantino
Dope Fiends trading card

Reviews
Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
Where Stories Dwell
The Man From Mars
The Executioner: Border Offensive
A Blonde for Murder
Popular Fiction Periodicals
Betty Fedora No. 2
Paperback Parade No. 89
Manhunt Dec. 1953
Children’s Digest Spring 1972
Fate No. 727

Fiction
“Planetstorm” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“The Rail City Rolls” by Ron Fortier
“Old Aunt Sin” by Gary Lovisi

Artwork and Cartoons: Brad Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko

Plus
Editor’s Notes
Digest indexes
Social media round-up
Opening Lines
Nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages

The Digest Enthusiast #2 cover

The Digest Enthusiast No. 2

Interviews
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles
Borderline (James Dean & Vampira, L. Ron Hubbard) by Tom Brinkmann
Astounding Trading Cards
The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert Arthur and David Kogan)
The Italian Mister No Digest Comics by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte

Reviews
Monster! No. 15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
Shanks on Crime by Robert Lopresti
Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Asimov’s July 2015 edited by Sheila Williams
Big Fiction No.7 edited by Heather Jacobs
Dead Weight by Frank Kane
Paperback Parade No. 88 edited by Gary Lovisi
Analog No. 1000 edited by Trevor Quachri

Fiction
“Passenger for the Night Train” by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“Sweet and Sour” by D.D. Ploog
“Painesville” by Richard Krauss
“In the Fight for His Life” by John Kuharik

Plus: Editor’s Notes, Indexes, Bibliographies, Social media round-up, and Opening Lines
Nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages

The Digest Enthusiast #1 cover

The Digest Enthusiast No. 1

Interviews
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
Walter Gibson’s The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews
Fate No. 725
Coronet June 1950
Fate Trading Cards
Paperback Parade No. 85

Fiction
“A Darker Nigh”t by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
“The Presidential Collection” by Lesann Berry
“A Foul Breath of Fresh Air” by Richard Krauss

Plus: Editor’s Notes, Indexes, Trivia and Opening Lines
Nearly 100 cover images, 116 pages