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A look at the Dell pulp heroes

Posted by at 10:00 am Monday, February 10, 2014 in Dell, Hero Pulps, Publishers, Pulps, Villain Pulps

A look at the Dell pulp heroes
George Delacorte

George Delacorte

In the next in this series of articles, I take an overview of one of the major pulp publishers and their pulp heroes: Dell Magazines. Kind of.

Established in 1921 by George Delacorte, Dell Publications was a publisher of books, magazines and comic books. Pulp magazines weren’t a major part of their business, but they did a lot of pulps. Several writers got their start at Dell, such as Lester Dent. But, they really didn’t do many pulp heroes.

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Review: ‘Grottos of Chinatown’

Posted by at 10:00 am Monday, January 27, 2014 in Dell, Fu Manchu, Pulps, Review

Review: ‘Grottos of Chinatown’

Grottos of Chinatown: The Dorus Noel Stories“Grottos of Chinatown: The Dorus Noel Stories” is an interesting collection of short stories by Arthur J. Burks.

Burks was, during his time, very prolific pulp author. But today he’s not very well known today, I think due in part to the fact that he worked in many genres, and never had an outstanding story or set of stories. He seldom did continued stories, and this collection is one of the few he did do.

This collection is put out by Off-Trail Publications. In addition to the Dorus Noel stories, we get a great introduction on Burks and Dell’s All-Detective Magazine, which is where these stories appeared. The in-depth introduction adds a great deal of value to this volume. The artwork from the stories is also included. Dorus was never a cover feature of the magazine, but a few covers are shown in the introduction.

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