Action Stories! True to their name, these stories took readers to some of the most exotic places all over the world, and featured enough action to satisfy any avid reader. In later years, the magazine relied heavily on western stories, but even to the end the stories ranged from south seas islands to African jungles. The series of Action Stories began in the early years of the pulps, with the first issue being published in September 1921. Fiction House was the publisher, the same publishing house that brought readers Jungle Stories and Ten Detective Aces. The series finally ended with the summer 1950 issue, after an amazing run of 224 issues and 29 years. That longevity spoke to the quality of the action tales found within those pulp pages. Action Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Great Range Novel
Bride Of The Hang-tree Hellion
by Frank Carl Young
Out of the murky past rode the yellow-eyed gunman, Kee Nugent — with the dread secret that would stampede Tall Bear Range into a powder-smoke inferno, pit friend against friend in blood-grudge showdown... winner to hang!
Vengeance Guns In Silver Town — Gunsmoke Novelet
by William Heuman
They found young Rob Campbell with a .44 slug in the back of his head... and suddenly, from Texas, from Wyoming, from Frisco, three more hard-case, quick-trigger Campbells were coming — hell-fire in their holsters!
Don’t You Die For Me! — Gunsmoke Novelet
by Joseph Chadwick
John Sands watched the gun-wolves crowding a slim, defiant girl off her dead husband’s spread, and tried to shrug... he had a range-full of his own troubles. But somehow the shrug turned into a lightning draw!
Sinaloa Stage — Thrilling Short Story
by Karl Kasky
Easy pickin’s, Reardon argued — a fat strong box, no shotgun guard, a clear getaway — but old Whip Lyons was too wise an owlhoot to take the bait!
Fancy Draw — Thrilling Short Story
by Marvin J. Jones
If the game is bullets wild, and you fill your hand with Sam Colt’s Aces, just make damned sure of one thing: Call the right man!
Cat’s-Paw Killer — Thrilling Short Story
by Carl Kent
He sat, hand on his gun — staring at the crowded bar, the laughing couples on the dance floor — waiting, like a trapped rat, for someone, anyone, to draw and start blazing!
Marshal Of Wheel-Gap — Thrilling Short Story
by W.V. Athanas
No one was surprised when a slick-bolstered bad-hat ran the gunless Marshal out of Art’s Saloon... but then someone shouted: “He’s comin’ back!”
Heir To A .44 — Thrilling Short Story
by Bill Chambers
For a pint-sized younker, Tuck Belmont could shore give a gallon o’ six-gun back-chat!
Golden Saddle Western Classic
by Bennett Foster
They were hammering up a gallows in back of the jusgado — and Henderson sat grimly in his cell, listening, wondering if he’d live long enough to hang...