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Sunset Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 355

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Aug-1891 – in 1910s: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   200 to 400pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Sunshine [1860]

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1860 – ?
Publishers:   A.M. Gardner; S.W. Partridge; Marshal Bros., 5a Paternoster Row, London E.C.
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   monthly (1st of month)

Sunshine [1862]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 720?

A religious story paper full of moral tales and bible readings.

Issues & Index Sources:  1862 – 1921: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   George Stoneman
Editors:   W. Meynell Whittemore (1862-1894?)
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   monthly

Sunshine [1930s]

Country: US

An "easy to read" magazine, featuring short inspirational or humor stories, poems, essays. Each is a page or 2 long; with a few small drawings.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s – in 1940s?
Prices:   15c
Frequency:   monthly

Sunshine Stories

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1926 – 1940?
Publishers:   Cooperative Press
Formats:   small
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

Sun Spots

Country: US
Total Issues: 28


Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1940 – Spring 1946: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Gerry de la Ree, New Jersey
Editors:   Gerry de la Ree
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Superb Confessions

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948: FictionMags Index (Missing: #1)
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

Superb Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 28

Issues & Index Sources:  1899 – 1901
Publishers:   American News Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Super-Detective (Stories)

Country: US
Total Issues: 15+65=80

Super-Detective Stories was launched in the mid-1930s but, despite rather lurid covers, it ran fairly standard crime/detective fare and lasted for only 15 issues. It was successfully revived in 1940 as a character pulp called Super-Detective, with each issue featuring a novel about Jim Anthony, scientist, businessman and adventurer. Under this title it ran for a further 65 issues, although the Jim Anthony stories were dropped in late 1943.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1934 – Jul-1935, as Super-Detective Stories: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-1940 – Oct-1950, as Super-Detective: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after Oct-1950)
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  D.M. Publishing, later Trojan Publishing


  Frank Armer; Adolphe Barreaux


  standard pulp


  Mar-1934 – Jul-1935: 10c
  Oct-1940 – Oct-1950: 15c


  Mar-1934 – Jul-1935: 112pp
  Oct-1940 – Oct-1950: 128pp


  Mar-1934 – Jul-1935: generally monthly
  Oct-1940 – Oct-1950: monthly to Apr-1941, then bimonthly till Oct-1942, monthly to Apr-1943, bimonthly to Aug-1944, monthly to Jul-1945, bimonthly to May-1947 then a bit erratic till final issue

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

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 3?

Canadian reprint edition of Super Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: v1 #1 & v1 #2)
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co., Toronto, 104 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Super-Detective (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7?

British reprint edition of Super Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #6, any after #7)
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   100pp
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Superman World Adventure Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1967: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   World Distributors Ltd
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   monthly

Supernatural (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

Mainly a non-fiction magazine about horror films, it published an original short story in the second (and final) issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  1969: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Dorset Publishing Company, 25 Headswell Crescent, Bournemouth
Editors:   Tim Stout

Supernatural (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 1

A one-off that mostly contained articles, but included a short story by Robert Bloch.

Issues & Index Sources:  1970: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Scripts, an imprint of Horwitz
Editors:   Ron Smith
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   48pp
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Supernatural Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 108

This series started out as anthologies in an ambiguously magazine-like format. After a hiatus, it was revived as one of the Badger Books paperback lines. Novels first appeared with #29; they alternated with the anthologies after #42. Not a true magazine, in that most volumes of stories were contracted to single authors, who supplied the entire contents, though R.L. Fanthorpe is known to have subcontracted a few stories to other writers. In the first 8 volumes the interior pages are numbered 5 to 132.

Issues 13,15,17,19 also entitled Out of This World.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1954 – #109, 1967: Science Fiction Index (some issues titled Out of This World or Supernatural Special)


  John Spencer & Co., London


  Maurice Nahum & Sam Assael


  #1, 1954 – #8, 1955: small digest
  #9, 1957 – #109, 1967: pocketbook


  #1, 1954 – #8, 1955: 1/6d
  #9, 1957 – #99, 1965: 2/-
  #100, 1965 – #109, 1967: 3/6d


  #1, 1954 – #8, 1955: 132pp
  #9, 1957 – #109, 1967: 160pp (some 144pp)


  #1, 1954 – #8, 1955: bimonthly
  #9, 1957 – #17, 1958: bimonthly
  #18, 1958 – #109, 1967: mostly monthly/six-weekly
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Supernatural Tales

Country: UK
Total Issues: 43 (to Spring 2020)

Small press ghost story magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 2001 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #43, Spring 2020)


  David Longhorn, 291 Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead, NE8 4NN


  David Longhorn




  2001 – 2003: £2.50
  2004: £3.50
  2005: £6.00


  #1, 2001: 52pp
  #2, 2001: 64pp
  Spring 2004: 93pp



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