Action Stories was one of many pulp magazines published by Fiction House, also known for their air pulps (Air Stories, Wings, Aces, George Bruce's Air Novels), western pulps (Lariat Stories, Frontier Stories, Civil War Stories), sports pulps (Fight Stories, Baseball Stories, Football Action), detective pulps (Detective Classics, Detective Book Magazine, Bull's-Eye Detective), science fiction pulps (Planet Stories) and general adventure pulps (True Adventures, Jungle Stories, Sheena). Action Stories published its first issue in September 1921. During its 30-year run, it contained a mixture of subjects, including sports fiction, war stories, adventures in exotic locations, a few science fiction tales, and a good smattering of western adventures. If a story couldn't find a place in any of the other Fiction House pulps, there was always room for it in Action Stories. Not to say these were second-tier stories, each was top-notch quality, which explains why the magazine survived for an amazing 224 issues. The final issue was published in the fall of 1950. Action Stories now returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Thundering Trail — Fast Western Novelet
by Rollin Brown
Across the smoky Cheyenne skies galloped Death and Destruction, the twin Hell-spawned horsemen. And slow Jim Rains knew that the hour had come — he must slay, or be slain!
The Gun-boss Of Whispering Valley — Fast Western Novelet
by James P. “X”
Howdy Harris was through! But before he pulled in his mossy-horns for good, the old Hell-bender aimed to slap the Injun sign on Whispering Valley’s boothill bunch.
Son Of The Saddle — Complete Cowboy Novel
by Walt Coburn
Sheep! — doom to Pine Valley’s drought-whipped cow clan. But wild Pete Walters laughed — for he still hugged a triggerless Colt and a desperate ace in the hole.
“Travel, Texan, Travel” — Complete Cowboy Novel
by Gene Cunningham
Wanted — dead or alive — the Terri
tory lone-wolf! Sod Hibberd, who ranged in the noose’s swaying shadow, matching a single six-gun against an outlaw hundred.
Davey Jones’ Loot — Fast-Action Short Story
by Albert Richard Wetjen
The Stinger spikes a Jap warship’s guns to levy toll on a South Seas killer.
Long Guns — Short Law — Fast-Action Short Story
by Bart Cassidy
When tin-star law breaks down, a waddie must write his own Justice ticket.
Man-hunter — Fast-Action Short Story
by John Starr
Once that trailer caught the blood-scent, Satan’s wild stallions couldn’t swerve him.
Sword Of India — Fast-Action Short Story
by Franklin P. Miller
Pryde had only an ancient sword to parry the doom-thrust of the Hooded One.