Marvel Tales came from a science fiction background, but a change in editorial policy turned it into a "weird menace" pulp. There was still a slight carry-over from its science fiction days, but most of the stories leaned toward the shudder-pulp fare typically found in Terror Tales, Horror Stories and Dime Mystery Magazine. Western Fiction Publishing Co. gave this new direction a test with the first issue in December 1939. But it quickly saw the error in its ways, and made changes after only two issues. In November of 1940, the magazine name was changed to Marvel Stories and it returned to its science fiction roots. Marvel Tales remains, then, as a short-lived experiment in the shudder pulp genre. Marvel Tales returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Astonishing Book-Length Novel
The Angel From Hell
by Nils O. Sonderlund
Could this hell-spawned golden bird-girl dispel at last the shadow of ageless tragedy from Carter Boyd’s earth-man heart? And had his passionate love for her made civilization’s doom a horrible certainty, and delivered ten million mortals into the hands of the Alexander’s Gray Minions and their ghastly G-Ray!
Love’s Lethal Ingredient — Gripping Novelette
by Allan K. Echols
Here, then, in this half-world I would be eternally trapped, living only to witness forever a fiend from hell caress my lovely fiancee!
Perfectionist Perdition — Gripping Novelette
by John Wallace
This was the year 2002, and you didn’t rejoice when a beautiful girl said she’d be your bride!
Lust Rides the Roller Coaster — Breath-Taking Short Story
by Ray King
Fear of the Unknown was not so great in George Trant as foreboding that beyond the Border lust would be his mate!
My Bride Belongs to the Ages — Breath-Taking Short Story
by Arthur J. Burks
No, Greta Stard was no soulless scientist — she’d never have brought those lust-crazed aborigines back from the grave to woo me had she been that, she’d never have staked her greatest experiment on life!
Girls for Satan’s Utopia — Breath-Taking Short Story
by Brent North
Girls! — Beware the man who is at once sub-ordinary lover and extraordinary scientist!