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    Spicy Horror Stories
    This title probably does not exist. It does occur in the occasional magazine checklist but exhaustive research and inquiries have turned up absolutely no information on it. The earliest reference to it is in a Bradford Day checklist of the early 1950’s. Day lists the title as being British and says that it was published in the mid-1930’s, although he has no data on it. Copies do not exist in either the British Library or Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and no known collector or researcher has ever seen a copy of Spicy Horror Stories, so it is likely that this title is apocryphal, and that indexers after Day simply picked up his reference and incorporated it into their own work.

    In 1990 Malibu Graphics published an anthology titled Spicy Horror Stories, edited by Tom Mason. This contained eight stories reprinted from Marvel Tales (1), Uncanny Tales (5), and Mystery Tales (2).



    Spicy Mystery Stories:
    One of the infamous “spicy” pulps; this title ran a large amount of fantastic fiction, often half or better of an issue. The large number of reprints in the last couple of years are apparently the result of an embezzlement scheme by two of the editors.


    Spicy Mystery Stories

    • Publishers:
      • Trojan Magazines, Inc.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: Spicy Mystery Stories, Jul 1934.
      • Culture Publications, Inc.; 900 Market Street, Wilmington, DE: Spicy Mystery Stories, Jun 1935 – Dec 1942.

    • Editors:




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