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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 Zeppelin Stories    (about)
    This imaginary title was a long-standing joke amongst pulp fans, representing the ultimate absurd cross-genre magazine. It was probably inevitable that someone would eventually attempt to fabricate a copy. Odyssey Publications, a pulp reprint publisher, made such an attempt, with partner Will Murray writing the entire issue. Unfortunately, Odyssey became dormant shortly thereafter, and the publication languished until 1989, when pulp fan Doug Ellis heard about it and persuaded Murray to let him publish it.

    • Publishers:
      • Tattered Pages Press; Chicago, IL: Spicy Zeppelin Stories










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