Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Pulp Stories

As you can see I'm ready for some horror stories and most of all the H P Lovecraft stories contained in Weird Tales for Nov. 1938. Its a reprint from the Wolverine Nov. 1921 a fanzine out of Detroit, MI.  I look forward to the other stories as well, including: The Hound of Pedro by Robert Bloch, Lynn Foster is Dead by Seabury Quinn, The Thing in the Trunk by Paul Ernst and even a Robert E. Howard poem!  Can't beat the A R Thileburn cover of  I found Cleopatra by Kelley, too bad its only PT. 1.  OK, it was a find I made in an old store, and no not for 5 buck either, but a good trade for some Good House Keeping from the 30's and some other comics as well.  I got about 30 pulps, including these 2 Weird Tales. 

The next issue, March 1938 has a fine M Brundage  cover, and some awesome interior illo's, especially for the Jules de Grandin story by Seabury Quinn, and is the cover feature as well.  The Lovecraft story is Beyond the Wall of Sleep, and contains a ton of other great material such as:
The Ancient Mariner an illustrated poem  by Virgil Finlay, a Robert E Howard poem, The Thing on the floor by Thorp McClusky, Dreadful Sleep by Jack Williamson, Shadow on the screen by Kuttner.  Great tales of wonder if you ask me.  What are you all gonna read for the Trick or Treat season?


  1. Nice artwork. You can't go wrong with skulls or mummies!

    For Halloween I'll be reading some ghost stories reprinted by Ashtree Press, Tarturus Press, etc. My favorite ghost story writers are M.R. James and Robert Aickman.

  2. Yeah, Skulls and lets not forget beautiful woman! Half naked too! Goes right with pulp mags, hand in hand.