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    Swan American Mags [#1 (New Series), Western Yarns (1950)] (Gerald G. Swan, 9d, 36pp, small pulp)
    This issue is identical to the original No. 1 except for “No. 1 New Series” on the cover.

    Swift Story Magazine    (about)
    One-shot mystery/detection magazine with the tagline “It Fits Your Pocket”, which was replaced the following month by The Pocket Magazine (with the same tagline), which also only lasted for one issue.

    • Publishers:
      • Gilbert Patten Corporation; 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY: Swift Story Magazine

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    ’tec—The Five-in-One Detective Magazine    (about)
    Billed as having “five complete novels” in each issue, although each is condensed to a mere 20 pages each. One story in the second issue is original.

    • Publishers:
      • Quintec, Inc.; North Broadway, Albany, NY: ’tec—The Five-in-One Detective Magazine

    • Editors:
      • Samuel Bierman - Editor: ’tec—The Five-in-One Detective Magazine

    Ten Detective Aces:
    Ten Detective Aces was probably the most successful of the many magazines that Harold Hersey launched, and certainly one of the longest running, but it took a while to find its mark. For the first 16 issues (to April 1930) it was called The Dragnet Magazine and initially focussed on stories about gangsters and organised crime. However, by 1930 public interest in gangsters was fading and the magazine became more of a detective pulp, initially (for 24 issues) under the hybrid name Detective-Dragnet Magazine and then finally, from March 1933, under the name Ten Detective Aces under which it ran for an impressive 16 years.

    The Dragnet Magazine

    • Publishers:
      • Magazine Publishers, Inc.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: The Dragnet Magazine

    • Editors:

    The Dragnet Magazine [v1 #1, October 1928] (pulp)
    Believed not to exist. None recorded at the Library of Congress for copyright. The serials commence v1 #2. Letters to Editor discuss only stories contained in v1 #2 and later issues. No v1 #1 has ever been reported.

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