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The Western Raider

Country: US
Total Issues: 3+1+1=5

The Octopus was a villain-oriented character pulp. Numbering continued from Western Raider, whose first issue was dated Aug/Sep 1938. The second novel in this series featured a different villain and appeared in the separately numbered issue of The Scorpion.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug/Sep-1938 – Dec-1938/Jan-1939: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Feb/Mar-1939, as The Octopus: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Apr/May-1939, as The Scorpion: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Popular Publications

Editors

  Ejler & Edith Jakobsson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c; 15c

Pagecounts

  112pp; 128pp

Frequency

  intended as bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (The Octopus)
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (The Scorpion)

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
 
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Western Rangers

Country: US
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1930 – Apr-1932: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1930; Sep-1931; Jan-1932)
Publishers:   Popular Publications
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western

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Western Rangers Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1953 – Sep-1954: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Popular Publications
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western

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Western Rodeo Romances

see under Rodeo Romances

Western Rodeo Romances (Canada)

see under Rodeo Romances (Canada)

Western Romance Anthology

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Reprinted from other Street & Smith's western romance pulps

Issues & Index Sources:  1948: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Western Romances [1929]

Country: US
Total Issues: 91

Note that some issues of Real Western Romances were also called just Western Romances.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Dec-1939: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)

Publishers

  Nov-1929 – Dec-1939: Dell Magazines

Editors

  Jun-1935: Carson Mowre
  Dec-1935: Clifford Dowdey
  in 1938: Arthur Lawson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c (dropped to 15c by Jun-1935 and to 10c by Dec-1935)

Frequency

  monthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Western Romances (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Announced as "forthcoming" in #1 of Round-Up Magazine, but might not actually have appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
Publishers:   The City Libraries, 337 Victoria Road, Glasgow
Prices:   1/-
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Western Romances [1950s]

see under Real Western Romances

Western Romance Stories

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fitchett Brothers, West Melbourne, Victoria

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Western Round-Up

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1934 – Oct-1935: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Dec-1934; Jan-1935; Apr-1935)
Publishers:   William H. Cook, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellon, NJ (later at 18 Gay Street, New York, NY)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western

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Western Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources:  1927: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, NY
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5"
Prices:   25c?
Pagecounts:   200-225
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Western Shorts

Country: UK
Total Issues: 5?

Two issues of the first (1940/2) series of Yankee Shorts were called Yankee Western Shorts and (at least) two issues of the second (1943/4) series were subtitled Western Shorts, but this was a later series of pamphlets just called Western Shorts.

#4 has not been seen and may not exist.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1944 – Nov-1946: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #4)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1944 – 1946: 7d
Pagecounts:   1944 – 1946: 36pp
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Western Short Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 32+44=76

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1936 – Jan-1944: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Oct-1941)
  Nov-1947 – Jun-1957: Western Fiction Index

Publishers

  Dec-1936 – Jan-1944: Manvis Publications, Inc. (Martin Goodman)
  Nov-1947 – Sep-1950: Interstate Publishing Corp.
  Nov-1950 – Jun-1957: Stadium Publishing Corporation

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  irregular

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Western Short Stories (UK)

Country: UK

British reprint edition of Western Short Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (sample issue only)
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Western Star Adventure

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1946: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

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Western Star Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1887 – Mar-1888: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York, NY
Formats:   7 3/8 x 5 1/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   300
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Western Stories (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 2?

A thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #2)
Publishers:   Atlas Publications Pty. Ltd., 48 Queen Street, Melbourne
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Western Stories (UK)

see under Pocket Reader Series

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