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Bizarre Mystery Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Despite the title and the editorial promise of "the supernatural, the weird, the wild, the fantastic", the magazine mainly contained stories of murder mystery and suspense.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1965 – Jan-1966: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pamar Enterprises, Concord, NH
Editors:   John Poe
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   planned as monthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Bizarre Sex & Other Crimes of Passion

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Short-lived annual magazine/anthology.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #2, 1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Tal Publications, Leesburg, VA.
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Black Aces

Country: US
Total Issues: 7

Subtitled "Lone Wolf Stories of Action", Black Aces was a short-lived Black Mask imitation that never quite hit the hard-boiled mark.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1932 – Jul-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fiction House, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY.
Editors:   J.F. Byrne (in Jul-1932)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black American Literature Forum

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Black and White

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1093

Published much fiction; authors include Henry James, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Robert Barr, A.E.W. Mason, Jerome K. Jerome and E. Nesbit.

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Feb-1891 – 13-Jan-1912

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Publishers

  Black and White

Editors

  1891 – 1892?: Charles N. Williamson
  1892? – 1895: Oswald Crawfurd
  1895 – 1897: James Nicol Dunn
  1897 – 1900: W.D. Ross
  1901 – 1903: Arthur Mee
  1903 – 1905: J.M. Gibbon
  1906 – 1912: Spencer Arnold

Formats

  slick

Frequency

  weekly

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 3

A slick Australian magazine concentrating on horror in film and other popular culture outlets, but with one or two stories apiece as well.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2008 – Nov-2008: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Brimstone Press
Editors:   Angela Challis
Formats:   A4
Prices:   $7.95
Pagecounts:   56pp

Black Bat Detective Mysteries

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Murray Leinster wrote these 'Black Bat' stories, though not the same crime-fighter as in Black Book Detective. Other authors include Arthur J. Burks, Norman A. Daniels, Laurence Donovan, Paul Ernst.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1933 – Apr-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1934)
Pulp Magazine Index 4
Publishers:   The Berryman Press, 103 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
Editors:   Perry Waxman (possibly Percy Waxman)
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   20c
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
 
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Black Belt Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1983: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


Black Bess Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 16+38+?=54+

"First few issues of second series were reprints from Viles Black Bess and the remainder reprints from the Aldine Dick Turpin Library" (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Jan-1921 – 1921
  15-Oct-1921 – 1-Jul-1922
  Oct-1922 – ?

Publishers

  Newnes

Pagecounts

  36pp

Frequency

  weekly; monthly
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Blackbird

Country: US

An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts

Issues & Index Sources:  2002 – present
Website:   blackbird.vcu.edu
Publishers:   Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English and New Virginia Review, Inc.

Blackbook [1996]

Country: US

Arts and culture magazine that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1996 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   BlackBook Media Corp.
Editors:   Aaron Hicklin

The Black Book [2002]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3

"This magazine is intended as a showcase for work of various sorts in the area of weird fiction, especially that in the oeuvre of H.P. Lovecraft and his coterie of friends and correspondents."

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2002 – #3, 2003: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Peter A. Worthy
Formats:   ebook
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Black Book Detective Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 95

A fairly average pulp until it introduced the character of The Black Bat crimefighter in Jul-1939 issue. Stories credited to house name G. Wayman Jones.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1933 – Jan-1941: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Mar-1941 – Winter 1953, as Black Book Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Jun-1933 – Jun-1934: Newsstand Publications
  Aug-1934 – Apr-1935: Lincoln Hoffman
  Jan-1936 – Jun-1937: Ranger Publications, Inc. (Red Circle)
  Mar-1938 – Winter 1953: Better Publications (Standard Magazines)

Editors

  Jun-1933 – Jun-1937: Ward Marshall
  Mar-1938 – ?: Harvey Burns

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Jun-1933 – Jun-1937: monthly, but irregular
  May-1938 – May-1943: bimonthly
  Summer 1943 – Fall 1946: quarterly
  Feb-1947 – May-1949: bimonthly
  Summer 1949 – Winter 1953: quarterly

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

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except Fall 1946; Feb-1948; Apr-1948)
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Black Book Detective (UK) (1940)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1940 – Jun-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   80pp
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Black Book Detective (UK) (1946)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4?

British reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – 1947?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pemberton's (of Manchester) Ltd.
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black Box Mystery Magazine

This title is listed by Mike Cook in MYSTERY, DETECTIVE, AND ESPIONAGE MAGAZINES as a retitling of {Bakka Magazine}, but closer examination shows that the magazine was still called {Bakka Magazine} and simply used {Black Box} as a subtitle on the seventh issue.

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