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Phantasy Province

Total Issues: 3


Issues & Index Sources:  Sep/Oct-1992 – 1993: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Phantasy Province, P.O. Box 6, Fraserburgh, AB43 5ZX
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   38pp (first 2 issues); 54pp (issue #3)
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Phantom [1957]

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1957 – Jul-1958: Miller/Contento


  Apr-1957: Vernon Publications, Bolton
  Jun-1957 – Mar-1958: Dalrow Publications, Bolton
  Apr-1958 – Jul-1958: Pennine Publications, Bolton


  Leslie Syddall


  large digest






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Phantom Magazine [2006]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2006: Miller/Contento
Editors:   Nick Mamatas
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The Phantom Detective

Total Issues: 170

The Phantom Detective was Standard Magazine's response to the launch of The Shadow Magazine by Street & Smith. Although it ran for far fewer issues (170 instead of 325) its less frequent schedule meant it held the record for the longest-running single-character pulp, lasting for over 20 years.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1933 – Summer 1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c (increased during war years)
Pagecounts:   128pp (but varied during war years)
Frequency:   monthly to Feb-1942, bi-monthly to Mar-1949, then quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Phantom Detective (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of The Phantom Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American News Co., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Phantom Detective (UK)

British reprint edition of The Phantom Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except #4)
Publishers:   Pemberton's of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
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Phantom Detective Cases

Total Issues: 1?

One of the many undated "one shot" magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War. Second in a loose series with Crime Confessions, Mystery Crime Cases and Dynamic Detective Cases.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1948: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   John Spencer & Co.
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   24pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Phantom Drift

Total Issues: 4 (as at Jul-2015)

Subtitled "A Journal of New Fabulism" and specialising in cross-genre fabulist fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2011 – present: Miller/Contento (Missing: all after #3)
Publishers:   Phantom Drift Limited
Editors:   David Memmott
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $15.00
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Phantom Mystery Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 9

British reprint edition of The Phantom Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1961 – Apr-1962: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing, London
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Total Issues: 6

Small press fantasy/horror fiction magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1996 – May-1997: Miller/Contento
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Phantom Suspense-Mystery Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 6 (at least)

Australian crime magazine reprinting from American magazines such as Manhunt Detective Story Monthly, Pursuit Detective Story Magazine and Hunted Detective Story Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Original Novels Foundation, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Pagecounts:   116pp
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Subtitled "The Literary Magazine for Supernatural & Horror Enthusiasts". "A strange mixture of fantasy fiction, New Age twaddle, and Hollywood celebrity worship".

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1983: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Foster Publications, P.O. Box 6783, San Jose, CA 95150-6783.
Formats:   saddle-stapled wide digest (8.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide)
Prices:   $1.75
Pagecounts:   32pp

Philadelphia Home Weekly

Total Issues: 1255

Issues & Index Sources:  1843 – 1867
Publishers:   George W. Childs
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Philadelphia Independent

A broadsheet probably inspired in part by the NEW YORK OBSERVER, and containing some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2002? – 2004: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mattathias Schwartz
Editors:   Mattathias Schwartz
Formats:   broadsheet
Prices:   50c

Philadelphia Stories

Total Issues: 3 (to Jun-2005)

Subtitled "Fiction/Art/Poetry of the Delaware Valley".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2004 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Carla Spataro
Editors:   Carla Spataro & Christine Weiser
Formats:   quarto semigloss slick
Prices:   $10 a year
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   Quarterly


Total Issues: 7

Fanzine that published a poem by Brian Stableford.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1966 – 1968?
Editors:   Graham Charnock

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