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:
A Complete Western Novel
Six-Guns And Barbwire
by Rollin Brown
Jeff Raines found only one trail through Skull Creek — and it led straight to Boot Hill
by Albert Richard Wetjen
Lowest beachcomber of the islands was Taggart, until the horror-ship dropped anchor.
by Edgar L Cooper
Rangers like their joke — but they missed a bet when they sent a boy to Cristoval.
Lead Law For The Big 4
by Meredith Davis
Steve Latimer could handle trouble. But the gun-gamble at Gila was rigged for just one pay-off.
Killer’s Return — A Novelet of Range Feud
by John Starr
A roped maverick, hate-seared, was Bill Dunn, with a showdown song seven years in the making.
The White Goddess Of Kmer — A Novelet of Samar Jungle
by Arthur J. Burks
The man who found the Kmer found the golden riches of a lost civilization — if he lived.
The Hangtree Hardcase
by Art Lawson
Rope still dangled from the cottonwood where a Brennan died. And Wild Jack was back in town.
by J. E. Grinstead
In Long-O country a pilgrim made his choice — cows or sheep. Then he settled down to fight.