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    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)
    Issue not indexed.


    Strange Suicides [v1 #2, February 1933] (15¢, 112pp+, quarto)
    Issue not indexed.






    Street & Smith’s Sampler   (about)
    Stories from various Street & Smith publications.

    • Publishers:
      • Street & Smith Publications, Inc.; 79 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY.: Street & Smith’s Sampler.




    Sure-Fire Screen Stories [Vol. 1 No. 1, February 1934] ed. M. C. Kelley (Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 10¢, 128pp, pulp, cover: [posed by Randolph Scott, Paramount Player])
    Details supplied by Sai Shankar.
    • 8 · The Fighting Code · [uncredited] · sa; starring Buck Jones.
    • 18 · Fury of the Jungle · [uncredited] · sa; featuring an all star cast.
    • 29 · The Thundering Herd · [uncredited] · sa; starring Randolph Scott and Harry Carey.
    • 41 · Son of Kong · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Robert Armstrong.
    • 51 · Lone Cowboy · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Jackie Cooper.
    • 64 · Sixteen Fathoms Deep · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Craighton Chaney.
    • 75 · Sagebrush Trail · [uncredited] · sa; featuring John Wayne.
    • 86 · “Smoky” · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Victor Jory.
    • 96 · Straightaway · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Tim McCoy.
    • 111 · Gun Justice · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Ken Maynard.


    Sure-Fire Screen Stories [Vol. 1 No. 2, March 1934] ed. M. C. Kelley (Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 10¢, pulp, cover: [posed by Ricardo Cortez, First National Player])
    Details supplied by Sai Shankar.
    • 8 · The Big Shakedown · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Charles Farrell & Ricardo Cortez.
    • 23 · West of the Divide · [uncredited] · sa; starring John Wayne.
    • 33 · Bombay Mail · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Edmund Lowe.
    • 45 · Strawberry Roan · [uncredited] · sa; starring Ken Maynard.
    • 58 · Sleepers East · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Preston Foster and Harvey Stephens.
    • 73 · Speed Wings · [uncredited] · sa; starring Tim McCoy.
    • 84 · Hell and High Water · [uncredited] · sa; starring Richard Arlen.
    • 95 · Before Midnight · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Ralph Bellamy.
    • 104 · War of the Range · [uncredited] · sa; starring Tom Tyler.
    • 113 · Pirate’s Treasure · [uncredited] · sa; starring Richard Talmadge.


    Sure-Fire Screen Stories [Vol. 1 No. 3, April 1934] ed. M. C. Kelley (Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 10¢, pulp, cover: [featuring George O’Brien, Fox Star] by H. J. Ward)
    Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 8 · The Last Round-up · [uncredited] · sa; starring Randolph Scott.
    • 20 · The Ninth Guest · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Genevieve Tobin & Donald Cook.
    • 30 · Ever Since Eve · [uncredited] · sa; starring George O’Brien.
    • 44 · The Lucky Texan · [uncredited] · sa; starring John Wayne.
    • 57 · Flaming Gold · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Bill Boyd & Pat O’Brien.
    • 68 · Jaws of Justice · [uncredited] · sa; starring Kazan, the dog.
    • 78 · Sing and Like It · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Zazu Pitts & Nat Pendleton.
    • 87 · Wheels of Destiny · [uncredited] · sa; starring Ken Maynard.
    • 98 · Mystery Liner · [uncredited] · sa; featuring Noah Beery & Astrid Allwyn.
    • 102 · Pirate Treasure · [uncredited] · sa; starring Richard Talmadge.


    The Thriller (US, 1916)   (about)
    The Thriller is an obscure magazine made up of unsold issues of The Black Cat. The one issue that has been examined is number four. At this time it has been impossible to ascertain how many issues of The Thriller were published. A 1916 issue of The Black Cat contains an ad for The Thriller (probably #1) containing the August through November 1915 issues of The Black Cat.

    • Publishers:
      • Cassino Publishing Company; Salem, MA: The Thriller.




    The 20-Story Magazine   (about)
    From January 1929 to July 1936 the title in the Table of Contents changed to The Twenty Story Magazine.




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