This is a rare May, 1948 'West - A Thrilling Publication' Magazine Volume 69, Number 1. It is a 10" x 7" 'Pulp' Western 148 page softcover magazine made with cut page newsprint published by Better Publications, Chicago. The cost was 20 cents. There 8 stories and some interesting advertising. It is overall in good aged condition with browned pages, soil, and cover edge wear.
"Scholars who have studied western dime novels argue that they portray the West as a utopia of cattle ranching, mountain men, blazing sun, and exciting pioneer life. They have described the western hero as a man who is above reproach from laws or familial duties and lives freely on the frontier. Dime novels and other works of western fiction personify heroes in two ways. One hero has a rough and tumble attitude and shoots anything with legs. He is unaware of the balance of nature and lives without restraint. The second version of a western hero appreciates nature as God’s great work and rescues women in distress. There is a difference between the two heroes, which was intended by publishers to appeal to wider audiences." (Wikipedia)
This interesting vintage 80 year-old pulp Western magazine will take you back to a different time and it will make an fine gift for yourself or a dear one. We invite you to make your own precious memories with this vintage magazine. Thank you for visiting our store.
May, 1948 'West - A Thrilling Publication' Pulp Magazine
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