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Manhattan Scandals

Pin-up magazine that contained some stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Manhattan Series of Popular American Novels

Total Issues: 14

"Everyone desiring really good novels, written by popular American authors, should not fail to get the stories in the following list. In the Manhattan Series, these novels are issued in neat, attractive book form, printed from large, clear type, at a price as cheap or cheaper than the reprints of English novels. These stories have been selected for their intense dramatic interest, vigor of action, absorbing fascination of plot and mystery, and the wide popularity of the authors."

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1888 – Oct-1889: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   A.L. Burt, 56 Beekman St., New York
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5 1/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 114

Manhunt boasted it was the world's best-selling crime fiction magazine, and was certainly the "gold standard" against which all other "tough" crime magazines of the period measured themselves. Starting in January 1953 as a monthly digest, it flirted briefly (from March 1957 to May 1958) with a larger format to enhance newstand sales. The latter was not a success however and it soon reverted to digest size and dropped to bimonthly. In all it ran for almost 15 years and notched up a very respectable 114 issues.

From January 1953 to March 1956 the cover read Manhunt Detective Story Monthly, but the magazine was always called just Manhunt in the table of contents.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1953 – Apr/May-1967: Crime Fiction Index


  Eagle Publications, NY


  1953 – 1958: John McCloud
  1958 – 1960: Francis X. Lewis
  1960 – 1963: John Underwood


  Jan-1953 – Feb-1957: digest
  Mar-1957 – Apr-1958: large size
  May-1958 – Apr/May-1967: digest


  Jan-1953 – Nov-1963: 35c
  Dec-1963 – Apr/May-1967: 50c


  Jan-1953 – Feb-1957: 128pp
  Mar-1957 – Apr-1958: 64pp


  mostly monthly

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Manhunt Detective Story Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 13

Magazine series in comic book size that reprints US Manhunt with same stories and authors but with new cover art.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1953 – Oct-1954: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Century Press Pty, Ltd., Sydney, Australia
Prices:   2/-
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Manhunt (UK)

Total Issues: 13

British reprint edition of Manhunt.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1953 – Sep-1954: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Monthly Magazines Ltd, London
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Manhunt Stories

Total Issues: 1?

The contents of the only known issue (#1) are identical to the only known issue (#9) of the second series of Detective Stories, also published by Page Publications.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Page Publications Pty. Ltd., Surry Hills
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Manifest Destiny

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1993 – #2, 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Hobaugh Publications, Greensburg, PA.
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Man Junior

Offshoot from Man with the same mix of pin-ups, cartoons, features and fiction. In its first issue an introductory editorial stated that the publication was designed to satisfy Man readers who had wanted the original mag to be weekly or even fortnightly, and publication of the new magazine was interleaved with the original. The name, Man Junior, represented the fact that the magazine initially appeared in a "pocket size".

The magazine was suspended during the latter years of World War II and, in March 1954, switched to a full-size magazine (similar to Man), although the pocket-sized magazine was continued the following month with the creation of Pocket Man.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1937 – Oct-1942
  Sep-1945 – Jun-1973: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  K.G. Murray, Sydney; Gordon & Gotch Ltd.


  Frank S. Greenop (in 1954)


  Oct-1937 – Oct-1942: digest
  Sep-1945 – Feb-1954: digest
  Mar-1954 – Jun-1973: 7.5" x 10.5"


  2/- (in 1954)

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Mãnoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing

Stories, poetry and articles based on Pacific culture. Has published W.S. Merwin, Barry Lopez, Janet Tan. Circulation 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1989 – present
Publishers:   English Dept., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Robert Shepard at outset; Frank Stewart (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   240pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Man's Action

Total Issues: 110

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1957 – Apr-1977: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Candar Publishing Co., Inc.
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Man's Adventure

Total Issues: 86+5=91

In 1968 the magazine transitioned to a pin-up magazine called Man's Pleasure with some intermediate issues labelled as Man's Adventure in the World of Pleasure with the word "Pleasure" gradually being emphasized more than "Adventure".

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1957 – Jun-1968: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Mar-1971 – Nov-1971


  Stanley Publications Inc., NY

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Man's Age

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1962? – Dec-1962
Publishers:   A.A.A. Magazines, Inc.
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Man's Best

Total Issues: 11+7=18

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1961 – May-1963
  Mar-1966 – Mar-1967


  Normandy Associates

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Man's Book Periodical

Total Issues: 71

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1962 – Sep-1971: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Mar-1962 – Jun-1963: Reese Publishing Co. Inc.
  Jan-1964 – ?: EmTee Publications

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Man's Cavalcade

see under Cavalcade (US)

Man's Combat

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1969 – Autumn 1970
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Man's Conquest

Total Issues: 110

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1955, as Conquest
  Jun-1955 – Apr-1972, as Man's Conquest: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Hanro Corp. (Jun-1961 - Oct-1965); Q.M.G. Magazine (Oct-1966 - ?)

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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