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    Snappy Detective Stories    (about)
    Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the “Spicy” adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories. Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of “Snappy” titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of Snappy Detective Mysteries by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

    • Publishers:
      • Trojan Publishing Corp.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: Snappy Detective Stories, Jul 1934.
      • Culture Publications, Inc.; 900 Market Street, Wilmington, DE: Snappy Detective Stories, May 1935.




    Snappy Mystery Stories    (about)
    Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the “Spicy” adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories. Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of “Snappy” titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of Snappy Detective Mysteries by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

    • Publishers:
      • Trojan Publishing Corp.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: Snappy Mystery Stories, Jul 1934.
      • Culture Publications, Inc.; 2242 Grove Street, Chicago, IL: Snappy Mystery Stories, May 1935.







    Snappy Romances [v1 #2, June 1935] (Edmar Publishing Co., pulp)
    Illustrated Love Fiction. Details supplied by John Eggeling.
    • The Swamp Lady... A Jungle Tale of Love and Romance · Evelyn M. Sherwood · ss
    • Donna Decides... And How! · John Caldwell · ss
    • The Perfume of Passion... Scent and Sent · Kelly Abbott · ss
    • Game for Anything... And How She Played Her Part · Jane Prentiss · ss
    • White Flesh and Brown... And the Result · Juda Murray · ss
    • While War Lords Rage... Many Things Happen · Reggie Coghlan · ss
    • Drums of Justice [Part 2 of 3] · Nancy Collins · sl; this part titled “Time beats and heart beats”.
    • A Woman of Ice... And a n-ice man pt.I · Willard Johnstone · sl

















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