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Compass: Current Reading

Total Issues: 2

Irregular magazine reprinting articles and some fiction from a range of sources.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1945 – 1946: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Compass Books Ltd.
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   124pp

The Competitors' Journal

see under Everybody's Weekly

Complete Action Novel

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1932: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Complete Novel Publishing Co., Inc.
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Complete Adventure Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1937: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Western Magazines 'Red Circle'
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Complete Adventure Novelettes

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1932 – Feb-1933: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Clayton Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
 
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Complete Aviation Novel Magazine

Total Issues: 7+4=11

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1929 – Oct-1929: Pulp Magazine Index 1
Adventure Fiction Index
  Nov-1929 – Feb-1930, as Complete Flying Novel Magazine: Pulp Magazine Index 1
Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Apr-1929 – Oct-1929: Ramer Reviews, Inc.
  Nov-1929 – Feb-1930: Good Story Magazines

Editors

  Apr-1929 – Oct-1929: William L. Mayer
  Nov-1929 – Feb-1930: probably Douglas Dold

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
 
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Complete Bestsellers

Complete Bestsellers usually reprinted a novel in each issue, but Vol 3 No 9 (1983), titled "Best of Aldiss", contains ten Brian Aldiss short stories, including two originals.

Issues & Index Sources

  May/Jun-1981 – 1982
  1983, as Bestsellers: Miller/Contento (sample issue only)

Publishers

  Viaduct Publications Ltd.

Formats

  10.5" by 8.5"

Prices

  95p

Pagecounts

  80pp
 

Complete Cowboy

Usually a long lead novel and two or three short stories and features. Title on cover during 1940's read Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1939 – Winter 1946: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1946 – Apr/May-1950, as Complete Cowboy Novel Magazine: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Dec-1946; Jul-1947)

Publishers

  Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications), NY

Editors

  Robert W. Lowndes

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  96pp

Frequency

  bi-monthly, but quarterly in mid-40s

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Complete Cowboy (UK)

Issues & Index Sources:  1943: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   48pp
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Complete Cowboy Novel Magazine

see under Complete Cowboy

Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories

see under Complete Cowboy

Complete Detective

Total Issues: 6

A short-lived pulp from Western Fiction Publishing, not to be confused with the more successful Complete Detective Novel Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1938 – Oct-1939: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2
Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing [Red Circle]
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   116pp
Frequency:   quarterly but irregular
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Complete Detective Cases

True crime. Continued numbering from Complete Detective.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1939 – ?

Publishers

  Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
  in 1950s: Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY

Frequency

  bimonthly

Complete Detective Novel Magazine

Total Issues: 76

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1928 – Jan/Feb-1935: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3

Publishers

  Jun-1928 – Feb-1931: Novel Magazine Corporation, NY
  Mar-1931 – Oct-1931: Radio-Science Publications
  Nov-1931 – Jan/Feb-1935: Teck Publishing Corporation

Editors

  Jun-1928 – Feb-1931: Kenneth W. Hutchinson
  Mar-1931 – Jan/Feb-1935: B.A. Mackinnon

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly (last two issues bi-monthly)

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Complete Detective Novel Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Complete Detective Novel Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Teck Publishing Corporation
Formats:   standard pulp
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Complete Detective Stories [1941]

Total Issues: 1?

A short-lived Canadian magazine about which virtually nothing is known. The title was reused a few years later for a true crime magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1941 – ?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Victory Publishing
Formats:   standard pulp
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Complete Detective Stories [1945]

Despite the title this is a true crime magazine, subtitled "Actual Cases from Police Records", and appears unrelated to the 1941 magazine of the same name.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1945

Complete Flying Novel Magazine

see under Complete Aviation Novel Magazine

Complete Gang Novel (Magazine)

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1931, as Complete Gang Novel: Crime Fiction Index
  Apr-1931 – May-1932, as Complete Gang Novel Magazine: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Complete Gang Novel imprint of Hersey's Good Story Magazine

Editors

  Kenneth Owens; M.J. Keiley;

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  bi-monthly to Aug/Sep-1931, then monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Complete Love Magazine

Total Issues: 80

The May/Jun-1951, Aug-1951 and Oct-1951 issues were a hybrid comic/pulp magazine, and from Dec-1951 on it became a fully-fledged comic and continued as such until Sep-1956.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1938 – Oct-1951: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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