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Hanson's Symposium

A general interest magazine which includes a few stories per issue plus many other features. Circulation 1,500.

Issues & Index Sources:  1988 – 1992
Publishers:   Hanson Publishing, Annapolis, MD
Editors:   Eric Hanson
Formats:   A4 format
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   twice yearly


Offbeat quarterly.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 2000s
Publishers:   240 East 35th Street, Suite 11A, New York, NY 10116 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Bayard (in 2000 - 2002)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Happy Days

see under Boys of New York

Happy Hours (UK)

Total Issues: 564

Called itself "a weekly journal of instruction and recreation."

Issues & Index Sources:  16-Mar-1867 – 29-Dec-1877
Formats:   quarto
Frequency:   weekly

Happy Hours (US) (1900s)

Subtitled "To Amuse, Entertain, and Instruct"

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s
Publishers:   Augusta, Maine
Frequency:   monthly

Happy Hours (US) (1920s)

Subtitled "A Magazine for Children".

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1927 – ?
Publishers:   A.N. Webb, Salem, MA
Frequency:   monthly

The Happy Mag.

Total Issues: 236

The chief home of Richmal Crompton's "William" stories for nearly 18 years: there was an episode in almost every issue, and William frequently appeared on the cover (illustrated by Thomas Henry Thomas Henry Fisher). Primarily a magazine of humour for all the family, The Happy Mag. also published Edgar Wallace and others.

Published 216 issues, plus 13 Christmas specials and 7 Summer Holiday specials.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1922 – May-1940: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  George Newnes


  1922 – 1931: Reeves Shaw
  1932 – 1940: Herbert Shaw


  Jun-1922 – Mar-1940: standard pulp
  Apr-1940 – May-1940: digest


  7d (specials were 1/-)



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Happy Mag. (US)

American reprint edition of The Happy Mag..

Issues & Index Sources:  1927 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Formats:   pulp
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Happy Stories

Contains reprint stories and black and white pictures of pin-ups of the period.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939/1940
Sources:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Happy Thought Library

Total Issues: 36

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   Optimus
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Happy Thought Series

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Apr-1917 – 7-Sep-1917: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith, 79-89 Seventh Avenue, New York
Formats:   7 x 5 3/4"
Pagecounts:   250-280pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Harbinger [1975]

Total Issues: 6


Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1975 – ?
Publishers:   Ree-Lue Press, 1717 Blaine Ave, Salt Lake City UT 84108
Editors:   Reed Andrus

Harbinger [1999]

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1999 – #4, 1999: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Harbinger, Woodridge, Queensland
Editors:   Erika Lacey
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Harbottle Fantasy Booklet

Total Issues: 5

Booklet series.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1972 – #5, 1973: Science Fiction Index
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Hardboiled [1936]

Total Issues: 5+4=9

Despite the title this was a general fiction magazine, not detective.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1936 – Feb-1937: General Fiction Index
  Mar-1937 – Jul-1937, as The Popular: General Fiction Index


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  Larry Holmes





Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Hardboiled [1985]

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1985 – 1990: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with Hardboiled (Detective)


  HB Enterprises


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Hardboiled (Detective)

Total Issues: 44

Started life as Detective Story Magazine but after issue 9 merged with Hardboiled to become Hardboiled Detective, and was subsequently renamed Hardboiled.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1988 – Sep-1990, as Detective Story Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-1990 – Oct-1991, as Hardboiled Detective: Crime Fiction Index
  Mar-1992 – Sep-2014, as Hardboiled: Crime Fiction Index


  Gryphon Publications, Box 209, Brooklyn, New York, 11228-0209


  Gary Lovisi


  May-1988 – Jul-1998: 5" x 8"
  Apr-2000 – Sep-2003: trade paperback
  Jan-2004 – Sep-2014: digest

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