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    Bizarre Mystery Magazine    (about)
    Despite the title and the editorial promise of “the supernatural, the weird, the wild, the fantastic”, the magazine mainly contained stories of murder mystery and suspense.

    • Publishers:
      • Pamar Enterprises Inc.; Concord, NH: Bizarre Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:
      • John Poe - Editor: Bizarre Mystery Magazine
      • Sean Kelly - Associate Editor: Bizarre Mystery Magazine





    Black Aces    (about)
    Subtitled “Lone Wolf Stories of Action”, Black Aces was a short-lived Black Mask imitation that never quite hit the hard-boiled mark.

    • Publishers:
      • Fiction House, Inc.; 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY: Black Aces

    • Editors:









    Black Bat Detective Mysteries    (about)
    Although Black Bat Detective Mysteries was centered around a series of stories featuring “The Black Bat”, this is not the same crime fighter that was made famous in Black Book Detective Magazine but is instead a separate character created by Murray Leinster..

    • Publishers:
      • The Berryman Press, Inc.; 103 Park Avenue, New York, NY: Black Bat Detective Mysteries

    • Editors:








    Black Book Detective Magazine:
    Black Book Detective Magazine was a fairly average pulp until it introduced the character of The Black Bat crimefighter in the July 1939 issue. He featured in about 60% of the magazine’s issues and was directly responsible for the magazine surviving into the early 1950s, long after most detective pulps.


    Black Book Detective Magazine

    • Publishers:
      • Newsstand Publications, Inc.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Black Book Detective Magazine, Jun 1933 – Aug 1933.
      • Newsstand Publications, Inc.; Chicago, IL: Black Book Detective Magazine, Sep 1933.
      • Newsstand Publications, Inc.; 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL: Black Book Detective Magazine, Oct 1933 – Jun 1934.
      • Lincoln Hoffman; 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL: Black Book Detective Magazine, Aug 1934 – Apr 1935.
      • Ranger Publications, Inc.; 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL: Black Book Detective Magazine, Jan 1936 – Jun 1937.
      • Better Publications, Inc.; 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL: Black Book Detective Magazine, Mar 1938 – Jan 1941.

    • Editors:
      • Ward Marshall - Editor: Black Book Detective Magazine, Jan 1934 – Mar 1934.
      • Alice Phillips - Editor: Black Book Detective Magazine, Aug 1934 – Jun 1937.
      • Leo Margulies - Editor: Black Book Detective Magazine, Mar 1938 – Jan 1941.







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