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Action Detective Tales

see under New All-Action Stories

Action for Men

Total Issues: 128?

Issues & Index Sources

  1957? – Feb-1978?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  1957? – Jun-1959: Hillman Periodicals Inc.
  1959 – 1977: Vista Publications, Inc.

Sources

  It's a Man's World
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Action Illustrated

Total Issues: 4?

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1962 – Apr-1963
Publishers:   Major Magazine Publishing
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Action Life

Total Issues: 6?

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1963 – Nov-1964: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Atlas Magazines Inc.
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Action Monthly

Issues & Index Sources:  1952 – 1953?: FictionMags Index (Missing: #1, #4, #9, any after #14)
Publishers:   Transport Publishing Company, Sydney, New South Wales
Prices:   8d
Pagecounts:   34pp

Action Novels

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1928 – Dec-1932/Jan-1933: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Fall 1937 – Spring 1939: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Editors

  Malcolm Reiss

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  bi-monthly (1928-1933); quarterly (1937-1939)

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Action-Packed Western

Total Issues: 11?+22=33?

Began in 1937 (or earlier) then suspended and relaunched in 1954

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1937 – Dec-1939: Western Fiction Index (Missing: any before Oct-1937; Jan-1938; Mar-1938; Dec-1938; Sep-1939; any after Dec-1939)
  Jul-1954 – May-1958: Western Fiction Index

Publishers

  Columbia Publications, N.Y. (Double Action)

Editors

  1954 – 1958: Robert A.W. Lowndes

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  Jun-1938 – Dec-1939: irregular
  Jul-1954 – May-1958: bi-monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Action Sports Fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Sports Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Fiction Enterprises, Sydney
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   72pp
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Action Stories

Total Issues: 224

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1921 – Summer 1950: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  Sep-1921 – Dec-1932: monthly
  Nov-1933 – Mar-1934: irregular
  Jun-1934 – Jun-1936: bi-monthly
  Aug-1936 – Jan-1937: monthly
  Feb-1937 – Apr-1943: bi-monthly
  Summer 1943 – Fall 1950: quarterly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
   
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Action Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 58

British reprint edition of Action Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1923 – Jan-1928: FictionMags Index (Missing: all issues)
Adventure Fiction Index
  1949 – ?: FictionMags Index (Missing: all except #5, 1950)
Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Apr-1923 – Jan-1928: Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, London EC4
  1949 – ?: Pemberton's (of Manchester) Ltd.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Apr-1923 – Dec-1923: 9d
  Jan-1924 – Nov-1924: 7d
  Dec-1924 – Feb-1925: 9d

Pagecounts

  120pp

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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Action Western

Total Issues: 76?

Some issues featured two or three short stories, but many issues contained only a single novelette, most of which were by Australian authors.

Also known as Action Westerns and Action Western Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  in 1940s: Leisure Publications
  in 1940s: H. John Edwards Publications
  in 1950s: Action Comics Pty. Ltd., 14 Bond Street, Sydney; later at 153 Walker Street, North Sydney

Formats

  digest
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Action Western Stories

see under New All-Action Stories

Active Life

Aimed at over-50s. General interest articles and features with occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – present
Publishers:   Aspen Specialist Media, London
Editors:   Helene Hodge
Frequency:   bimonthly

Actual Crime Stories

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Super Publications

Actual Detective Cases

True crime. Merged with Official Detective on 1943.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Actual Detective Stories of Women in Crime

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1937 – ?
Publishers:   Detective Stories Publishing Co., 731 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
Frequency:   monthly

Acumen

Total Issues: 77 (to Sep-2013)

A literary journal that places an emphasis on poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – present
Publishers:   Brixham, Devon
Website:   www.acumen-poetry.co.uk
Editors:   Patricia Oxley (in 1998 - 2004)
Frequency:   thrice yearly

Adam

Total Issues: 8+471?=479?

Men's magazine which ran three or four stories per issue. Ran Harlan Ellison's "Dogfight on 101" and "Portrait of an Artist as a Zilch Writer" (both 1969).

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1952 – Apr-1954

#merges with Cavalier

  Aug-1956 – Apr-1996?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Knight Publishing, Los Angeles

Editors

  Merrill Miller (in 1971)

Formats

  slick

Frequency

  monthly
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