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    Private Investigator Detective Magazine    (about)
    The magazine featured Michael Avallone’s well-known detective Ed Noon (and was originally to be called Ed Noon’s Mystery Magazine). It folded after only two issues because of distribution problems.

    • Publishers:
      • Republic Features Syndicate, Inc.; 39 W. 55th Street, New York, NY: Private Investigator Detective Magazine

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    Prize Detective Magazine    (about)
    Published as a companion to Prize Air Pilot Stories and Prize Story Magazine, the magazine offered “Amazing Mysteries”, but folded after a mere four issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Prize Story Publishers, Inc.; 404 N. Wesley Avenue, Mt. Morris, IL: Prize Detective Magazine, Nov 1929 – Feb 1930.
      • Affiliated Magazines, Inc.; 1133 Broadway, New York, NY: Prize Detective Magazine, Mar 1930.






    Public Enemy:
    Public Enemy was Dell Publishing’s attempt to cash in on the G-Man boom of the mid-1930s and featured the adventures of Lynn Vickers, Agent G-77. However, it never really caught on and only ran for six issues under its initial title. In August 1936 the magazine was renamed to Federal Agent and gradually changed to a standard detective pulp, abandoning Lynn Vickers and his colleagues, but it only lasted for eight issues under this incarnation before folding in November 1937.


    Public Enemy

    • Publishers:
      • Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; 149 Madison Avenue, New York, NY: Public Enemy

    • Editors:








    Federal Agent
    Title changed from Public Enemy.

    • Publishers:
      • Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; 149 Madison Avenue, New York, NY: Federal Agent

    • Editors:













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