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    Racketeer and Gangland Stories
    Title changed from Gangland Stories, following merger with Racketeer Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Blue Band Publishing Corp.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Racketeer and Gangland Stories

    The Gang Magazine    (about)
    One of the innumerable magazines introduced to capitalise on the reading public’s fascination with gangsters and gun molls, The Gang Magazine was less successful than most and lasted a mere three issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Lincoln Hoffman; 220 West 42nd Street, New York, NY: The Gang Magazine

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    Gang Shorts    (about)
    Small pamphlet magazines issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.: Gang Shorts

    Gang Shorts [2nd Collection] (Gerald G. Swan, 5.5" x 8.5")
    Issue not found.
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    Gangster Pay-Off    (about)
    One-shot magazine advertised in other Grant Hughes publications but no copy has ever been located so it may be phantom.

    • Publishers:
      • Grant Hughes: Gangster Pay-Off

    Gangster Pay-Off [ca. 1948] (Grant Hughes, 5.5" x 8.5")
    Issue not found - may be phantom.
    • Need Contents

    Gangster Stories:
    Initially one of Hersey’s more successful pulps, Gangster Stories was sold in 1932, along with all his magazine assets. The new owners boastfully renamed the magazine Greater Gangster Stories but the readers were less impressed and the magazine folded after only 13 issues.

    Gangster Stories

    • Publishers:
      • Good Story Magazine Co., Inc.; 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY; and later at Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Gangster Stories, Nov 1929 – Nov 1931.
      • Blue Band Publishing Corp.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Gangster Stories, Dec 1931 – Nov 1932.

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