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Best Budget

Country: UK
Total Issues: 12

Incorporated into Larks (comic).

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Mar-1902 – 31-May-1902
Publishers:   Trapps Holmes
Formats:   tabloid
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

Best Detective

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Seemingly a one-shot pulp. Not to be confused with the long-running Best Detective Magazine from the 1930s.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1947: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except Dec-1947)
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Exclusive Detective Stories, Inc.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   132pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Best Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – ?
Publishers:   Universal Crime Stories Inc., 366 Madison Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   quarterly

Best Detective Cases (Canada)

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Golden Books of America

Best Detective Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 95+24+26=145

As Best Detective Magazine it was predominantly reprint, but when relaunched as Crime Busters it featured "all new stories" mainly with series characters such as "The Gadget Man" and "The Death Angel".

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Sep-1937: Crime Fiction Index
  Nov-1937 – Oct-1939, as Crime Busters: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Nov-1939 – May-1943, as Street & Smith's Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 79 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

Editors

  Nov-1929 – Sep-1937: Frank E. Blackwell
  Nov-1937 – May-1943: John L. Nanovic

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Nov-1929 – Aug-1935: 25c
  Sep-1935 – May-1943: 10c (rose to 15c in 1940)

Pagecounts

  Nov-1929 – Aug-1935: 160pp
  Sep-1935 – May-1943: 128pp

Frequency

  monthly to Jul-1940; then bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Best Detective Magazine (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Best Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Best Football Novels

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1942: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Best for Boys

Country: UK
Total Issues: 27+83+50+12+12=184

Merges with Ching-Ching's Own in September 1890,

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Mar-1890 – 20-Sep-1890
  27-Sep-1890 – 23-Apr-1892, as Best for Boys Ching-Ching's Own
  30-Apr-1892 – 17-Jun-1893, as Best for Merry Boys
  24-Jun-1893 – 9-Sep-1893, as Bits for Boys
  16-Sep-1893 – 2-Dec-1893, as The Prince (UK)

Publishers

  29-Mar-1890 – 20-Sep-1890: Lucas
  27-Sep-1890 – 9-Sep-1893: Best for Boys Co.

Formats

  tabloid

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Best for Boys Library

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1892
Publishers:   Best for Boys Co.


Best for Men

Country: US
Total Issues: 89?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1961 – Mar-1980: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

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Best for Merry Boys

see under Best for Boys

Best Love Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 1+3=4

AHGTTP list four futher issues in 1949/1950, but these are actually issues of a comic book (#33-#36) which succeeded Sub-Mariner in 1949.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1936: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1943 – Jul-1943

Publishers

  Dec-1936: Western Fiction Publishing
  Jan-1943 – Jul-1943: Western Fiction Publishing

Formats

  standard pulp

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Best Love Stories

see under Cupid's Diary

The Best of Argosy Annual

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

A retrospective anthology in magazine format, issued to celebrate Argosy's one hundredth anniversary. Approximately one third of the contents are SF or fantasy, most of them reprinted from related magazines rather than from Argosy itself.

Issues & Index Sources:  1976: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Popular Publications, Inc.; New York
Editors:   Andrew Sugar
Formats:   large
Prices:   $1.95
Pagecounts:   132pp
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The Best of Back Brain Recluse

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1987: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Chris Reed; Smallfield, Surrey
Editors:   Chris Reed
Prices:   £1.50
Pagecounts:   60pp
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The Best of Flying Aces

see under Flying Aces

The Best of Ghosts & Scholars

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1986: Science Fiction Index
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The Best of Omni Science Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1980 – #6, 1983: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   6
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

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The Best of the Mage

see under The Mage

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