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Penny Dreadful

Total Issues: 15

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1996 – #15, 2004: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Pendragonian Publications,PO Box 719, New York, NY 10101
Editors:   Michael Pendragon
Email Address:   mmpendragon@aol.com
Formats:   octavo s/b
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   140
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The Penny Dreadfull

Gothic fanzine that published some fiction by Brian Stableford.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   72 Fern Dene Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4RX
Editors:   Angela Readman

The Penny Magazine [1832]

Circulation peaked at 200,000 after a year; declined to 25,000. Mostly non-fiction but did publish several interesting stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  31-Mar-1832 – 27-Dec-1845: Index to Periodical Literature
  3-Jan-1846 – 26-Dec-1846, as Knight's Penny Magazine

Publishers

  1832 – 1845: Charles Knight for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
  1846: Charles Knight

Editors

  Charles Knight (from 1846 at least)

Frequency

  weekly

The Penny Magazine [1898]

Total Issues: 1398+26=1424

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Oct-1898 – 1903, as The New Penny Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1903 – 1925, as The Penny Magazine
  Feb-1925 – Aug-1925, as Cassell's Popular Magazine

Publishers

  Cassell's

Frequency

  weekly

The Penny Magazine (US) [1895]

Issues & Index Sources:  1895? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Penny Company, New York
Editors:   Charles Frederick Stansbury
Prices:   2c
Frequency:   monthly

The Penny Magazine (US) [1896]

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1896 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Penny Magazine Company, 653 The Bourse, Philadelphia, PA
Prices:   5c
Frequency:   monthly

The Penny Miscellany

Waite was unsure whether he was recalling this journal or a later one of the same title as being particularly dull.

Issues & Index Sources:  1865 – 1868
Frequency:   weekly

The Penny Pictorial Magazine

Total Issues: 1795+71=1866

Originally aimed at a younger market and of interest to boys' story-paper collectors as it reprinted many Sexton Blake stories from the Union Jack. Apart from Sexton Blake (1907 - 1913), the paper included a great many other detectives, including Derwent Duff by Cecil Hayter, Marcus Bland by Addington Symonds, Detective X. Crook by Jefferson Farjeon and Inch of the Yard by George Goodchild.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Jun-1899 – 23-Jun-1922: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  30-Jun-1922 – 6-Nov-1926, as Pictorial Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  13-Nov-1926 – 28-Oct-1933, as Pictorial Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  4-Nov-1933 – 9-Mar-1935, as Penny Pictorial

Publishers

  Harmsworth

Editors

  1899 – 1905: Charles Sisley
  Noel Wood-Smith

Prices

  1d

Frequency

  weekly

The Penny Popular

Total Issues: 286+628=914

Boys' story-paper. Reprinted many Sexton Blake stories from the Union Jack. Ran Charles Hamilton's school and adventure stories (under various pen names). Companion to The Penny Wonder.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1912 – Mar-1918

#incorporated into The Boys' Friend

  Jan-1919 – 1920
  Aug-1920 – Feb-1931, as The Popular

#becomes The Ranger

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House

Editors

  1916 – 1918: R. T. Eves
  Arthur Aldcroft [Assistant Editor]

Prices

  1d; 1½d; 2d from (1922)

Pagecounts

  32pp; 16pp; 20pp from Oct-1919; 28pp from #161 (1922?)

Frequency

  weekly (every Friday; Tuesday from 1920s)

The Penny Story-Teller & Popular Magazine

Total Issues: 248

The first 1d illustrated story paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Aug-1832 – 21-Sep-1836: FictionMags Index (sample issue only; may have continued to 31-Dec-1840)

Publishers

  #1, 183? – #10, 183?: William Stevens Ltd., Family Herald Press, London WC
  #11, 183? – #24, 183?: William Howden
  #25, 183? – #130, 183?: Charles Penny
  #131, 183? – #248, 183?: S. Kay

Formats

  quarto

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  46pp

Frequency

  weekly

The Penny Sunday Times and People's Police Gazette

Total Issues: 278

Consisted entirely of fiction and fabricated police reports in order to by-pass the stamp duty on newspapers. Succeeded because of its many Dickens imitations like "The Life and Adventures of Martin Puzzlewhit" by Bos (1843).

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1841 – 3-Jan-1847
Publishers:   Edward Lloyd
Formats:   story paper
Frequency:   weekly

The Penny Wonder

Boys' story-paper. Ran more sinister stories than its companion, The Penny Wonder, including detective and gothic stories. Has been called 'curiously old-fashioned'.

Issues & Index Sources:  1912 – ?
Publishers:   Harmsworth
Frequency:   weekly

Penthouse (UK)

Although now thought of as a US magazine, Penthouse started as a British magazine and stayed separate from the US magazine even when the latter was launched. In the Playboy mould, it regularly published fiction, though less frequently and with less distinction than the magazine it emulated, and for some years Graham Masterton was fiction editor.

There are news reports that the magazine was relaunced some time in the 2000s but this is believed to be simply a UK distribution of the US magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1965 – Sep-1997?
  Nov-1997? – 1998, as PH-UK

Publishers

  1965 – Sep-1997?: Bob Guccione
  Nov-1997? – 1998: Tom Hilditch

Formats

  slick men's magazine

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
Issue Checklist

Penthouse (US)

Total Issues: 538 (to Apr-2015)

Launched as a US version of the British Penthouse, the first four years reprinted covers and some internal features from the British version until, in late 1973, it established a separate presence with original covers and features.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1969 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: incomplete after Dec-2007)
Publishers:   Bob Guccione
Website:   penthousemagazine.com
Formats:   slick men's magazine
Frequency:   monthly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
Issue Checklist

Penumbra

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2011 – Dec-2014
Publishers:   Musa Publishing
Website:   penumbra.musapublishing.com
Editors:   C.A. Summers

People's Five Cent Novelettes

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1860
Publishers:   J. W. Mange
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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