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Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Although published for only three issues, Mobsters was an important traditional pulp magazine with "stories of the fight against the Underworld". The covers were similar to the paperback books that began in this period to crowd out the magazines.

A cover was produced for the fourth issue identifying two of the stories that would have appeared therein.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1952 – Apr-1953: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Model Airplane News

Country: US

Mainly a model airplane magazine but often featuring an aviation story in the early years.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1929 – Dec-1929
  Jan-1930 – Dec-1930, as Junior Mechanics and Model Airplane News
  Jan-1931 – Aug-1932, as Model Airplane News and Junior Mechanics
  Sep-1932 – Mar-1935, as Universal Model Airplane News
  Apr-1935 – present, as Model Airplane News



  Jul-1929 – Aug-1932: Model Airplane News Pub. Corp, Dunellen, N.J.
  Sep-1932 – Mar-1935: Jay Pub. Co, Springfield, Mass.
  Apr-1935 – present: Air Age, Inc., Darien, Conn.


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Model Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources:  1896 – 1897
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Modern Adventuress

See under Scarlet Adventuress

Modern Art and Stories

Country: US

A unique combination of pictures, illustrations and text - Wonderful Deco-era 32 pages of tasteful period nude photographs and risque stories....Mostly Full Page layouts, tinted monochrome.... Eventually published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1930s
Publishers:   Culture Publications, Wilmington, Delaware
Formats:   8½" x 11½"
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Modern Author's Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 652

Issues & Index Sources:  1896 – 1905
Publishers:   M.A. Donohue & Co.
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Modern Author's Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  1894 – 1897
Publishers:   Donohue-Henneberry
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Modern Boy

Country: UK
Total Issues: 523+87=610

Authors include W.E. Johns, Murray Roberts, merges with Boy's Cinema. Incorporates: Chums from 9-Jul-1932

Issues & Index Sources

  11-Feb-1928 – 12-Feb-1938: Story Paper Index (Missing: all issues after 5-Dec-1931)
  19-Feb-1938 – 14-Oct-1939

#incorporated into Boy's Cinema


  Amalgamated Press


  Charles Boff (Assistant Editor); Fred Lidstone (Assistant Editor)


  tabloid; later issues smaller






  weekly (every Saturday)

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Modern Detective (1898)

Country: US

True crime magazine that occasionally published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s

Modern Detective Magazine

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 11 (at least)

Australian digest mainly printing original stories by Australian authors, although two of the issues reprinted from stories US pulp magazines.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #11)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
Prices:   1/-
Mentioned in:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Modern Electrics

Country: US

A popular science magazine edited by Hugo Gernsback which regularly published fiction from 1911 to 1913. In March 1913 Gernsback sold it to his partner Orland Ridenour who combined it with Electrician and Mechanic to form Modern Electrics and Mechanics which only lasted for six months until being absorbed by Popular Electricity and World's Advance.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1908 – Dec-1913: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
  Jan-1914 – Jun-1914, as Modern Electrics and Mechanics: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)


  Modern Publishing Company, 231 Fulton Street, New York


  Hugo Gernsback (to Feb-1913)



Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Fairy Tales

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – in 1940s
Publishers:   Popular Fiction; Phoenix; Anglo-American
Formats:   pocket
Pagecounts:   20pp

Modern Girl

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1938 – ?
Publishers:   Coudry
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

Modern Girl Book

Country: US

Note that title given as "Modern Girl Book Magazine" on cover and "Modern Girl Book" on contents page.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1939 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Lex Publications, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York
Formats:   11.5" x 8.5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

Modern Girl Stories

see under Live Girl Stories

Modern Homemaking

see under The American Woman

Modern Life Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Contained stories plus many photo studies of stars and starlets.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Modern Love Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 6?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1937 – Jun-1941?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing Co.
Editors:   Carrie Vaughn
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Modern Love Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1950
Publishers:   Atlas News
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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