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    Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine:
    Despite the title, the magazine had no connection to the character created and made popular by Don Pendleton in his series of paperback books on “The Executioner” and featured all new stories in a more-or-less standard crime adventure fare. The magazine commenced publication with v1 #4, possibly due to the first issue being published in the fourth month of the year. There were no issues labelled v1 #1, v1 #2 or v1 #3.


    Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine

    • Publishers:
      • Leonard J. Ackerman Productions, Inc.; 8730 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069: Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:
      • Jack Matcha - Editorial Director: Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine
      • John H. Burrows - Executive Editor: Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine





    The Executioner Mystery Magazine
    Title changed from Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Mystery Magazine.

    • Publishers:
      • Leonard J. Ackerman Productions, Inc.; 8730 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069: The Executioner Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:
      • Jack Matcha - Editorial Director: The Executioner Mystery Magazine
      • John H. Burrows - Executive Editor: The Executioner Mystery Magazine



    Double-Action Detective    (about)
    Promising “double-action thrills in the world of crime”, the magazine typically featured tough detective and crime-adventure tableaus, spotlighting the hard-boiled school of the private eye.

    • Publishers:
      • Double-Action Magazines, Inc.; 2256 Grove Street, Chicago, IL: Double-Action Detective, Oct 1938 – Jul 1940.
      • Blue Ribbon Magazines, Inc.; South Canal Street, Holyoke, MA: Double-Action Detective, Oct 1940.










    Double-Action Detective (Australia)    (about)
    A thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

    • Publishers:
      • Action Comics Pty. Ltd.; 14 Bond Street, Sydney: Double-Action Detective




    Double-Action Detective Stories:
    Double Action Detective Stories was a pulp magazine in every way but size, at a time when the competition had moved on to more sophisticated material. Initially published only twice a year (although the issues weren’t dated), it shifted to a quarterly schedule after the fifth issue, and then to a bimonthly schedule the following year, changing its name at much the same time to Double Action Detective and Mystery Stories.


    Double-Action Detective Stories

    • Publishers:
      • Columbia Publications, Inc.; 241 Church Street, New York 13, NY; and later at 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Double-Action Detective Stories

    • Editors:








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