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Popular

see under The Penny Popular

Popular Authors' Series

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   American Publishers Corporation
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Popular Baseball

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1949 – Spring 1951: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Popular Biography

Fictionalizes scenes from the lives of famous persons.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1929 – Jun-1930?
Publishers:   Quality Publications, Inc., New York, New York

Popular Books, Henry A. Dickerman & Son

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Dickerman
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Popular Complete Stories

see under Complete Stories

Popular Complete Stories (Canada)

see under Complete Stories (Canada)

Popular Detective

Total Issues: 133

Popular Detective is one of the basic detective pulps, both for its longevity (133 issues in 19 years) and for a consistent high quality of material from most of the top detective authors of the period.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1934 – Fall 1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Nov-1934 – 1937: Beacon Magazines, Inc., 570 Seventh Avenue, later 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY.
  1937 – Fall 1953: Better Publications, Inc., 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY and later at 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c at outset

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly to Apr-1938, then bi-monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Popular Detective (Australia)

Total Issues: 14 (at least)

Another thin Australian digest, this one with a mixture of original stories and reprints from American pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #7, #13, any after #14)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Popular Detective (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Popular Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The American News Company Limited, Toronto (or Better Publications, Toronto)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Popular Detective (UK)

Total Issues: 14?

British reprint edition of Popular Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1950 – c. 1953/1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #6, #8, any after #14)
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester, 14 Lever Street, Manchester 1
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Popular Detective Stories

Total Issues: 1

One-shot magazine/anthology reprinting stories from various US sources.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1950: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Popular Publications, 505 His Majesty's Building, Commissioner and Joubert Streets, Johannesburg
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   72pp
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Popular Edition of Dickens

Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  1869
Publishers:   D. Appleton & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Popular Engineering Stories

Total Issues: 1

Cover in pulp Culture.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1930: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine and Book Corporation, Springfield, MA
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   announced as monthly; began from #2
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Popular Fiction

see under Man Stories

Popular Flying

An aviation magazine, primarily non-fiction, but famous for initiating Captain W. E. Johns's "Biggles" stories (as by William Earle, from the first issue). Later stories in the series appeared in The Boy's Own Paper and elsewhere.

Incorporated into a new magazine called Aeronautics which ran until 1962 and probably did not contain any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1932 – Jul-1939

Publishers

  1932 – 1933: John Hamilton
  1933 – 1935: Popular Flying Ltd.
  1935 – 1939: C. Arthur Pearson

Editors

  Apr-1932 – Jul-1939: W. E. Johns
  Aug-1939 – Sep-1939: Oliver Stewart

Frequency

  monthly

Popular Football

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1941 – Fall 1951: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   quarterly, irregular during 1946
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Popular Love

Total Issues: 102

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1936 – Winter 1955: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Exciting Love

Publishers

  Beacon Magazines, NY (Thrilling, in 1936)
  Better Publications, NY (Thrilling, from 1941 to 1949 at least)

Editors

  Martha Trask (in 1936)

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c (in 1936); 15c (from 1941 to 1949 at least)

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Popular Love (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Popular Love.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Popular Magazine

Total Issues: 612

First three issues purported to be a boys' magazine but rapidly converted to a men's fiction pulp from Feb-1904. Success came with Haggard's "Ayesha" (1905); also published C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, Morgan Robertson, H.G. Wells, Rafael Sabatini, Zane Grey; it carved a niche as a middle-of-the-road family magazine. See also possible brief revival under Hardboiled.

Initially The Popular Magazine dated its issues, in common with most other magazines, by the date it should be taken "off" sale - thus an issue might be dated "First July Number" and go on sale on June 7th. In late 1914, however, the policy changed to date the issue by the date it was offered for sale, thus producing 26 issues dated 1914, although only 24 were actually published therein.

Just to make life even more confusing, in late 1928 the policy was switch back - initially with both "First November Number" and "Oct. 7" appearing on the cover, with the latter gradually changing to "On Sale xxx" before being phased out completely - which is why there appear to be no October issues in 1928.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1903, as The Popular Magazine for Boys and "Old Boys": General Fiction Index
  Dec-1903 – Sep-1927, as The Popular Magazine: General Fiction Index
  24-Sep-1927 – 31-Dec-1927, as The Popular Stories: General Fiction Index
  7-Jan-1928 – Oct-1928, as The Popular: General Fiction Index
  20-Oct-1928 – Oct-1931, as The Popular Magazine: General Fiction Index

#merges with Complete Stories

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  Nov-1903 – 1904: Henry Harrison Lewis
  1904 – 1928?: Charles Agnew MacLean

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Nov-1903 – Nov-1906: 10c
  Dec-1906 – 1916: 15c
  1916 – Oct-1931: 20c

Pagecounts

  Nov-1903 – Nov-1906: 194pp (first 3 issues 96pp)
  Dec-1906 – 1916: 224pp
  1916 – Oct-1931: 208pp

Frequency

  Nov-1903 – Sep-1909: monthly
  Oct-1909 – Sep-1927: twice-monthly
  24-Sep-1927 - 1-Jul-1928 (weekly)
  7-Jul-1928 - Jan-1931 (twice-monthly)
  Feb-1931 – Oct-1931: monthly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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