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Masters of Adventure

Total Issues: 1

Reprint magazine featuring classic adventure fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  2010: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dark Worlds Club, British Columbia, Canada
Editors:   G.W. Thomas & M.D. Jackson
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Master Spy Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1978
Publishers:   Cousins Publications

The Master Thriller Series

Total Issues: 32

Really a pulp-format anthology series, each title reflecting a different genre. It included a number of adventure, mystery and weird fiction titles. The titles are as follows:

Tales of the Foreign Legion (#1, Jul-1933; #5, Jun-1934, #10, Oct-1935; #15, Jan-1937; #29, Sep-1939)
  Tales of the North-West Mounted Police (#2, Sep-1933; #23, Jan-1939)
  Tales of the Seven Seas (#3, Dec-1933)
  Tales of Mystery and Detection (#4, Mar-1934)
  Tales of the Uncanny (#6, Sep-1934; #20, Apr-1938)
  Tales of African Adventure (#7, Dec-1934)
  Tales of the Orient (#8, Mar-1935)
  Tales of the Jungle (#9, Jul-1935; #30, Oct-1939)
  Tales of the Sea (#11, Jan-1936)
  Tales of Valour (#12, Apr-1936)
  Tales of the Levant (#13, Jul-1936)
  Tales of the Air (#14, Sep-1936)
  Tales of Adventure (#16, Apr-1937)
  Tales of Terror (#17, Jul-1937)
  Tales of East and West (#18, Oct-1937)
  Tales of the Underworld (#19, Jan-1938; #27, Jul-1939)
  Tales of Crime and Punishment (#21, Jul-1938)
  Tales of the Grand Express (#22, Oct-1938)
  Tales of Outlawry (#24, Apr-1939)
  Tales of the Grand Dominion (#25, May-1939)
  Tales of the Far Frontier (#26, Jun-1939)
  The Far Flung Coasts of Crime (#28, Aug-1939)
  Tales of Gangsters and 'G'-Men (#31, Nov-1939)
  Tales of Ghosts and Haunted Houses (#32, Dec-1939)

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1933 – #32, 1939: Crime Fiction Index
Adventure Fiction Index


  World's Work


  H. Norman Evans


  standard pulp






  Jul-1933 – Apr-1939: quarterly
  May-1939 – Dec-1939: monthly


  The Age of the Storytellers
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The Match!

Total Issues: 114 (to Summer 2015)

Labelled an "anarchist journal", published occasional fiction, mainly by the editor/publisher under a variety of pseudonyms such as Ken Winslow and Iris Lane.

Issues & Index Sources:  1969 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Fred Woodworth
Editors:   Fred Woodworth
Prices:   $2.50 (in 1993); $2.75 (1994 - 1996)
Frequency:   annual (in 1990's)
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Mate! for Men

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1961
Prices:   25c
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Issues & Index Sources:  1962 – 1968?
Publishers:   American Art Agency, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
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Matrix [1940]

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940: Index to (American) Little Magazines (1940 - 1947 only)
Publishers:   Philadelphia
Editors:   Joseph Moskovitz (in 1940)

Matrix [1974]

Total Issues: 101 (as at Sep-2015)

Publishes fiction, poetry, commentary and photography. Authors include Anne Carson, Nino Ricci, Lorna Crozier, Margaret Atwood. Note: Not to be confused with Matrix published from Philadelphia in c1940.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – present
Publishers:   P.O. Box 100, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, PQ H9X 3L4
Frequency:   2-3 issues per year


Based on TV series of same name.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1959: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
Publishers:   Great American
Formats:   digest
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Total Issues: 4+1=5

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934 – Dec-1934: Western Fiction Index
  Feb-1935, as Bull's-Eye Western Stories: Western Fiction Index


  Popular Publications


  standard pulp






  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Max Brand's Western Magazine

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1949 – Aug-1954: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Publications (Popular Publications)
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Max Brand's Western Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Max Brand's Western Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Max Brand's Western Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 18?

British reprint edition of Max Brand's Western Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #3; #5; #6; #7; #8; #10; any after #18)
Publishers:   Pemberton's of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
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Mayfair [1946]

Contained articles and fiction for teen-agers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – ?
Publishers:   Spry Publications Ltd., 119 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey.
Editors:   Hilary Jordan
Prices:   1/6d
Frequency:   monthly

Mayfair [1966]

Total Issues: 635 (to v52 #4)

A sex-oriented pictorial men's magazine in the Playboy and Penthouse mould. Still publishes occasional men's-magazine fiction. Circulation 330,000. Absorbed King in 1968.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1966 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Aug-1966 – Jan-1990: Fisk Publications
  Feb-1990 – Jun-2010: Paul Raymond, London
  Jul-2010 – present: Trojan Publishing Group


  Aug-1966 – Jan-1990: Kenneth Bound
  in 1990s: Steve Shields




  monthly; now four-weekly

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Mayflower Library

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1891 – 1892
Publishers:   John A. Taylor Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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