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Spicy Movie Tales

see under Saucy Movie Tales

Spicy Mystery Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 73+19=92

One of the infamous "spicy" pulps; this title ran a large amount of fantastic fiction, often half or better of an issue.

There were a large number of reprints in the last couple of years, apparently as the result of an embezzlement scheme by two of the editors.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Crime Fiction Index
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1946, as Speed Mystery: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2

Publishers

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Culture Publications, NY
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1944: Trojan Publishing
  Apr-1944 – Jan-1946: Arrow Publishing

Editors

  Kenneth W. Hutchinson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: 25c
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946: 15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Jul-1934 – May-1943: monthly
  Jul-1943 – Jan-1946: bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Spicy Screen Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1+6?=7?

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1935: FictionMags Index
  Jan-1936 – Sep-1936?, as Stage and Screen Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

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Publishers

  Movie Digest, Inc.

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Spicy Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 117

Features Risque Stories & Illustrations.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1928 – Oct-1938?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Dover, Delaware
Prices:   25c
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Spicy Stories (UK) [1930s]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Although the publisher and displayed price are American, this was a British magazine that reprinted from a variety of US magazines.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   King Publishing Co., New York

Spicy Stories (UK) [1948]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1948: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7


Spicy Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 22

Comic book reprinting comic strips that appeared in the 'Spicy' line of pulps by Frank Armer's Culture Publications.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1988 – Jun-1990: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Eternity Comics (Malibu Graphics)
Editors:   Chris Ulm
Formats:   quarto newsprint
Prices:   $1.95 to $2.95
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly (with some gaps)
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Spicy Western Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 57+42=99

Note that from 1936 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. The interior illustrations were typically "toned down" in the censored versions and some even had variant contents.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1936 – Dec-1942: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1938; Apr-1938; Mar-1939; Sep-1939)
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1948, as Speed Western Stories: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2

Publishers

  Nov-1936 – Dec-1942: Culture Publications, NY
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1944: Trojan Publishing
  Apr-1944 – Jan-1946: Arrow Publishing

Editors

  Kenneth W. Hutchinson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Nov-1936 – Dec-1942: 25c
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946: 15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  mostly bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Spicy Zeppelin Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

This imaginary title was a long-standing joke amongst pulp fans, representing the ultimate absurd cross-genre magazine. It was probably inevitable that someone would eventually attempt to fabricate a copy. Odyssey Publications, a pulp reprint publisher, made such an attempt, with partner Will Murray writing the entire issue. Unfortunately, Odyssey became dormant shortly thereafter, and the publication languished until 1989, when pulp fan Doug Ellis finally published it.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1989: Science Fiction Index
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The Spider

Country: US
Total Issues: 118

A character pulp. Most of the novels have a macabre tone that matches that of the horror pulps; many have actual SF/fantasy elements.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1933 – Dec-1943: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Popular Publications

Editors

  1933 – 1942: Rogers Terrill
  in 1943: Robert Turner and Ryerson Johnson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  Oct-1933 – Mar-1936: 128pp
  Apr-1936 – Dec-1943: 112pp

Frequency

  Oct-1933 – Mar-1943: monthly
  Apr-1943 – Dec-1943: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Spider (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of The Spider.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all except Aug-1935)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Spider (UK)

Country: UK

British reprint edition of The Spider.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   T.V. Boardman; Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   pulp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Spiderweb

see under Skullduggery

Spies Confidential

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Possibly non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1960
Publishers:   H.S. Publishing
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Spin

Country: US

Music magazine (?) with some literary content.

Issues & Index Sources:  198? – ?
Frequency:   monthly

Spinetingler Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 1 (as at Jul-2020)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2017 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2017)
Publishers:   Down & Out Books, 3959 Van Dyke Rd., Suite 265, Lutz, FL 33558
Editors:   Sandra Ruttan
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $10.99
Website:   downandoutbooks.com/product-category/stm/

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Spinning Whorl

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

A literary zine devoted to fantastic fiction, Spinning Whorl prints fantasy, science fiction, or work from any other genre, so long as it possesses a fantastical "edge."

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2006 – Spring 2007: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Jungle Boy Publications, Columbus, Ohio
Editors:   Samuel Tinianow
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Spirit

Country: US

Inflight magazine of Southwest Airlines.

Issues & Index Sources

  1971 – Feb-1985, as Southwest Airlines Magazine
  Mar-1985 – Aug-2014, as Spirit: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Sep-2014 – present, as Southwest:

Publishers

  Pace Communications (in 2007)

Editors

  Jay Heinrichs (in 2007)

Related Sites

  Southwest Airlines
 
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