Sunday, September 1, 2019

Western Pulp: 10 Story Western - May 1940

I picked this one up at PulpFest primarily for the Harry Olmsted story, which I'm reading today. I can't say that I know much about the other writers that include Bart Cassidy, John G. Pearsol, Tom W. Blackburn, Moran Tudury, William Benton Johnson, Ruel McDaniel, Costa Carousso, Gunnison Steele, and H. M. S. Kemp, nor who painted this exciting cover.


  1. "Bart Cassidy" was a house-name. There's a good chance the story by him in this issue is really by Olmsted, as well. "Gunnison Steele" was really Bennie Gardner, whose son was a friend of mine back in the Nineties before he passed away at a relatively young age. Pearsol and Blackburn are both top-notch. One of Blackburn's claims to fame is that he wrote the lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett".

  2. Thanks again James. Great information. I clearly have some good reading ahead of me after the Olmsted story, and it was a good one.