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    Strange Stories [v1 #3, June 1939] (15¢, 132pp, pulp)
    Details supplied by John Boston.
    • The Black Arts · Lucifer · cl
    • [letter] · John V. Baltadonis · lt
    • [letter] · Charles S. Carew · lt
    • [letter] · Eddie Clever · lt
    • [letter] · A. J. Murphy, Mrs. · lt
    • 13 · For Fear of Little Men · Manly Wade Wellman · ss; “David Return, Descendant of the Sioux, Combats the Pukwitches, Haters of Hiawatha! (A Complete Novelet of Tribal Wraiths)”
    • 29 · Double Ring · Will Garth (by Norman A. Daniels) · ss; “Whom God Hath Joined, Let No Man Put Asunder—Even in Death!”
    • 37 · Chameleon Eyes · John Clemons · ss; “Fathomless Orbs Hold in their Depths the Anguish of a Lost Soul”
    • 47 · The Toad God · David H. Keller · ss; “A Living Batrachian Hung from the Scarlet Nails of a Lovely Medusa”
    • 54 · The Man Who Was Death · Norman A. Daniels · nv; “Bram Sanson, Suddenly Called Upon to Play Destiny’s Role, Learns the Grim Reaper’s Loneliness and Mercy”
    • 72 · Bride of the Antarctic · Mordred Weir · ss; “Coffins Whisper Mysteriously in the Polar World”
    • 77 · Man in the Dark · August W. Derleth · ss; “Past and Future Fuse in Dread to Answer a Burning Question”
    • 81 · The Flying Head · A. Hyatt Verrill · ss; “The Outraged Tomb of an Egyptian Mummy Exacts Horrible Revenge”
    • 88 · Unheavenly Twin · Robert Bloch · ss; “Human Flesh Rebels Against Its Ghastly Heritage!”
    • 93 · The Hunt · Henry Kuttner · ss; “Iod, Merciless Scourge of Damned Souls, Pays an Earthly Visit”
    • 102 · The Seal of the Satyr · Tarleton Fiske · ss; “The Taunt of a Wood Nymph Leads Talquist to the Brink of Madness”
    • 110 · The Great Release · Maria Moravsky · ss; “Himalayan Zephyrs Waft through a New York Theatre, Whispering...”
    • 116 · The Body and the Brain · Keith Hammond (with Robert Bloch) · ss; “Woe Betide the Man Who Makes Head and Hand Live Apart!”












    Strange Suicides    (about)
    Strange Suicides may well have been the most bizarre entry in the magazine field of the 1930’s. The magazine’s policy was given in the first issue. It was to cover ," The choice of the most dramatic events in our field, but not to neglect the unknown".

    The magazine included factual and fictionalized stories on actual suicides, articles on suicide, and excerpts from literature concerning suicide. Shakespeare, Dickens and Flaubert were all excerpted. Schopenhauer has an essay on suicide in the first issue.

    The true flavor of the magazine can best be caught in two separate articles. In the first issue the Executioner of France, M. Diebler has an article titled “Does Life Continue after Decapitation”. There is also a series discussing men who should have committed suicide. The first issue suggests Benedict Arnold and the second Oscar Wilde.

    • Publishers:
      • George Hill Publisher; New York: Strange Suicides

    • Editors:


    Strange Suicides [v1 #1, January 1933] (15¢, 48pp+, quarto)
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    Strange Suicides [v1 #2, February 1933] (15¢, 112pp+, quarto)
    Issue not found.
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    Strange Tales    (about)
    There were two editions of #1. The first was printed in Eire with a cover by Alva Rogers, the second was printed in England with a cover by H.W. Perl.

    • Publishers:
      • Utopian Publications Ltd.; London, England: Strange Tales




    Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror    (about)
    Letters compiled by Tom Cockcroft.

    • Publishers:
      • Clayton Magazines, Inc.; New York: Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror
      • Wildside Press: Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror, #8—.

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