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Magazine Art: Adventure Pulps

Here we find pulps devoted to the adventurous thrills that all their readers hoped might be theirs some day, or else just lived vicariously in the thrilling dreams of others. Danger! Warfare! Frontiers! Mysterious messages and treacherous missions against hopeless odds!



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Begun in 1910 as a way for publisher Ridgway to tap into a new market, it specialized in stories of danger and thrills. At this time other pulp and popular magazines contained a wide variety of stories ranging from danger to romance (even when these are not the same thing). Its creation was a logical response to the success of pulps like ARGOSY, which by 1910 were selling hundreds of thousands of copies of each issue; but the focus on adventure was something new. It survived, in one form or...
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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ROMANCE specialized in romance and love stories set among exotic and distant lands, in historical settings, and in the face of danger and adventure. This was the second pulp magazine published by Ridgway, a company which had been successful first with EVERYBODY'S MAGAZINE, a mass-market title printed on quality paper and aimed at both men and women, and secondly with ADVENTURE, a purely pulp magazine aimed primarily at men. It debuted in November 1919, and at first published mostly fiction in...
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Magazine Art: Action Novels
Magazine Art: Action Novels
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More action and adventure! Fiction House's ACTION NOVELS published 25 issues in the period 1928-33. It was revived as a quarterly as ALL-ADVENTURE ACTION NOVELS in 1937, but only actually published one issue each in 1937, 1938 and 1939, before disappearing for good. Source: AHGTTP.
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Magazine Art: Short Stories
Magazine Art: Short Stories
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In the beginning, SHORT STORIES was a small magazine that published literary short stories, often translated from other languages. By the 1914 it had become a pulp magazine, generally featuring an action scene on its cover. A SHORT STORIES cover from its glory days is immediately recognizable from the iconic red sun that from 1917 was always found in the background. For many years it published two issues a month, but went to monthly publication with the April, 1949 issue. In the 1950's it...
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Up in the Arctic, the sled dogs are fighting with each other, and with the explorer, who is defending himself with a knife as one dog takes a bite out of his arm. Artist: Source: matthew42383 Restoration by:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure Novels and Short Stories, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Short Stories
by Frederick Witton
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American in China stands firm, pistol ready on a lanyard around his neck. Behind stands an enigmatic Asian. Content: "The Golden Dragon," by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; a novel of undersea diving by Ralph R. Perry; a Northern novelette by Bertrand W. Sinclair; and items by Henry Herbert knibbs and Foster-Harris. Artist: Frederick Witton Source: Tom Johnson Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Short Stories, fiction, adventures, east asia, oriental, mystery
Magazine Art: Magic Carpet
Magazine Art: Magic Carpet
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Adventure in the Orient! A continuation of ORIENTAL STORIES, there were five issues published quarterly 1933-4. A rare and valued pulp.
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Magazine Art: Assorted Adventure Pulps
Magazine Art: Assorted Adventure Pulps
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An assortment, a variety, a gathering of adventures.
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, parrot, sailing ship
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Magazine Art: Assorted Adventure Pulps
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A striking painting of a ship shadowed against the bright red glow of sunset. Thomas H. Raddall, "Pounding Brass".
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Magazine Art: Action Novels
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His horse is gone, but a true cowboy hangs on to his saddle. Looks like trouble for "The Rio Devil." Artist: Source: A pulp collector Restoration by: magscanner
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
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Magazine Art: Action Novels
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Serious-looking western gunman is "Hard to Kill." Artist: Source: A pulp collector Restoration by: magscanner
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Not famous, but with active covers; from Chesterfield Publications. Originally titled SMASHING NOVELS MAGAZINE (4 issues in 1936), became ADVENTURE NOVELS, then ADVENTURE NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES (6, MAYBE 7 ISSUES 1937-9). Two more 1938 issues were purportedly titled ADVENTURE YARNS. Hurts one's head. Source: AHGTTP.
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Romance, the Adventure pulp, Romance, adventure, Ridgway, swashbuckling,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Hubert Rogers
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Man in pith helmet and with red bandanna around his neck holds an automatic pistol in his right hand as he looks around at his left. Contant: stories by Arthur O. Friel, H. Bedford-Jones, L. Patrick Greene, R. R. Buckley, R. V. Gery, and Hugh Pendexter. Artist: Hubert Rogers Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, danger, watchful, worried, scanning
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Walter M. Baumhofer
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Barefoot rifleman sits astride the horse of the Conquistador's statue, firing at the oncoming horde. "The Knife," by Robert Carse. Artist: Walter M. Baumhofer Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Gerard C. Delano
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Big white hunter, shirtless on safari with bearer and elephant; now, this is adventure. Canadian edition. Artist: Gerard C. Delano Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Africa, jungle
Magazine Art: Adventure Trails 2
Magazine Art: Adventure Trails 2
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This Red Circle pulp is not to be confused with ADVENTURE TRAILS 1, of a decade earlier, which was published by Clayton as a continuation of DANGER TRAIL 1. Three issues 1938-9. Source: AHGTTP.
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Rafael De Soto
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Sailor taking a shrunken head turns to fire his automatic pistol at someone who has just shot an arrow at him (missing him). Stories about the South Seas, wartime Germany, medieval France, and the frontier west. Artist: Rafael De Soto Source: Penny Round Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, tribe, head-shrinkers, natives, pagans, attack, fire
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Charles Durant
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Devious Eastern gentleman about to make a fool of some silly Western guy. King Taotai by Charles Gilson. Artist: Charles Durant Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, yellow peril, China
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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Source: Collector, convention organizer, and bookseller Doug Ellis Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Romance, the Adventure pulp, Romance, adventure, Ridgway, swashbuckling,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Latin, maybe Mexican, man lights a cigarette while standing near a wall with a wanted poster. Content: stories by Talbot Mundy, Georges Surdez, W. C. Tuttle, Charles L. Clifford, and L. Patrick Greene. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, bandido, dark, illuminated, spark
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Asian guy with long fingernails burns paper covered with Chinese-like characters, while in the background a White Guy in a pith helmet, automatic held at the ready, sneaks in to pursue him. Looks like a White Peril story. Content: tales of The Orient, Australian Frontier, Filipino Headhunters, and Mutiny on the High Seas. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, China, night, betrayal, mystery, codes, message, attack
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Maurice Bower
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From the research library of Twentieth-Century Fox Pictures comes this image of two sailors adrift in a life-raft, either fishing for shark or trying to regain their anchor. My bet is on the sailors. A. H. Hoenninger, "The Pig-Boat and the Pup," and Brian O'Brien, "Tuppenny Talisman." Artist: Maurice Bower Source: Photographer PopKulture
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Assorted Adventure Pulps
by Norman Saunders
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Walt Coburn, "Guns of the Dawn Rider," Ted Roscoe, "Satan's Queen,", and Gene Cunningham, "The Red Rustler's Brand". Artist: Norman Saunders Source: Photographer PopKulture Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Assorted Adventure Pulps, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Walter M. Baumhofer
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Oriental assassin seems to have dipped his knife in something green from the box, probably poison. "The War Lord of Darkness," by Erle Stanley Gardner. Artist: Walter M. Baumhofer Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Magic Carpet
by Margaret Brundage
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Asian man and woman, expecting danger, sneak around the corner of a hanging cloth, dagger at the ready. Artist: Margaret Brundage Source: Heritage Auction Galleries Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Magic Carpet, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Magic Carpet
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Source: Denny Lien Image Restoration: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Magic Carpet
by Margaret Brundage
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Beautiful slave girl being bid on or wager over by what look like Arab slavers or shieks. Artist: Margaret Brundage Source: Heritage Auction Galleries Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Magic Carpet, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Action Novels
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The horse is pretty scared, but the "Texas Tiger" is grim-faced as they scrabble down a hillside. Artist: Source: A pulp collector Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
by G. M. Richards
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Eighteenth century woman waiting in a sedan chair, with no men to carry her. A gallant's hat and sword on on the ground, and something unfortunate may have happened. Stories and contributions by Edgar Lee Masters, Stephen Chalmers, Beatrice Grimshaw, Jennie Harris Oliver, Raphael Sabatini, Hane Hicks, Sampson Raphaelson, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Konrad Bercovici, Eugene P. Lyle, Jr., and Kingsbury Scott. Artist: G. M. Richards Source: Rob Preston Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Romance, the Adventure pulp, danger, threat, love, dashing, derring-do
Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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Source: Collector, convention organizer, and bookseller Doug Ellis Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Romance, the Adventure pulp, Romance, adventure, Ridgway, swashbuckling,...
Magazine Art: Action Novels
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A Yankees player who looks a lot like Babe Ruth is about to become "The Flying Pitcher." Artist: Source: A pulp collector Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Incarnated spirit of Prester John. ADVENTURE is on its way! Artist: Source: Photographer PopKulture
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Edgar Franklin Wittmack
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Artist: Edgar Franklin Wittmack Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
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Vultures fly in overhead, circling around you, and it's a good bet you're in trouble somehow. Content: stories by J. D. Newsom, Alan LeMay, Gordon young, Hugh Pendexter, George E. holt, and Henry LaCossitt. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, death, carrion, compost, goodbye
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A couple of tough guys and a sailing ship. Pirates? Corsairs? "The Bloody Decks of Every," by H. Bedford-Jones. Artist: Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
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Magazine Art: Romance, the Adventure pulp
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Source: Collector, convention organizer, and bookseller Doug Ellis Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Romance, the Adventure pulp, Romance, adventure, Ridgway, swashbuckling,...