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    Alcoholman    (about)
    Self-described as a “metaphysical crime series”, Alcoholman only had three official issues, with a fourth produced but never officially distributed, each featuring an installment of the serial “Monster Zipper” about Alcoholman, the “intoxicated detective”.

    • Publishers:
      • Mystery Island; P.O. Box 465, Clarksburg, CA 95612: Alcoholman

    • Editors:



    Alcoholman [#2, Autumn 1998] ed. Nicky Clifton (Mystery Island, $4.99, 24pp, quarto, cover by Mr. Bubba)
    Details supplied by Richard Bleiler. Masthead: Alex Adams, Publisher / Writer / Adventurer; Bradley Mason Hamlin, Writer/Drinker; Devilgirl, Contributing Staff; El Secreto, Contributing Staff; Nicky Clifton, Editor and Interviewer; Nicole Hamlin, Senior Editor; Robert Berry, Website Engineer.




    Aldine Adventure Library    (about)
    Publisher: Aldine Publishing Co.
    Run: Nov 1927-Dec 1928 (20 numbered issues).
    Frequency: 2 per month / 1 per month from May 1928.
    Format: 8¼" x 5¾"; pictorial covers.
    Price: 4d.
    Editor: Walter H. Light.






















    Aldine Boxing Novels    (about)
    Publisher: Aldine Publishing Co.
    Run: Jan 1925-Jan 1932 (92 numbered issues).
    Becomes: Aldine Boxing Novels [Second Series].
    Frequency: Monthly except 2 per month Sep 1928-Mar 1929.
    Format: 8¼" x 5" / 7¼" x 5" from 69.
    Price: 4½d. / 4d.
    Editor: Walter H. Light.
    Comments: Contained a complete 50,000 word novel each issue.

    Long-running series of 50,000 word novels from Aldine, mostly written by Aldine’s regular sporting writers, especially Peter W. Batten (under his own name and the pen-names Peter Woodruff and Richard Worth). Other, mostly pseudonymous, authors included Tom Lloyd, Reid Whitley (R. Coutts Armour), Richard Goyne, T. Le Breton (T. Murray Ford) and an early, single novel by Sydney Horler. Some later titles were reprints, a policy continued when the series was relaunched (see Aldine Boxing Novels [Second Series]).

























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