Thrilling Publications

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Thrilling Publications
IndustryMagazine publication
Founded1928
FounderNed Pines
Defunct1961
Headquarters
ProductsMagazines, pulp magazines
ServicesPublishing
ParentStandard Comics

Thrilling Publications, also known as Beacon Magazines[citation needed] (1936–37), Better Publications (1937–43) and Standard Magazines (1943–55), was a pulp magazine publisher run by Ned Pines, publishing such titles as Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Pines became the president of Pines Publications in 1928. Pines folded most of his magazines in 1955 but continued to lead the company until 1961.

Cover artists[edit]

Pines' cover artists included Earle K. Bergey, John Parker, George Rozen, and Rudolph Belarski.

Paperbacks[edit]

In 1942 Pines started Popular Library, a paperback publishing house, and devoted himself to that company after closing his other ventures. Popular reprinted materials from the pulps.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

  • The Black Bat
  • Captain Danger
  • Captain Future (a separate comic book character, unrelated to the pulp character, also existed)
  • Crimson Mask
  • Green Ghost (also appeared in comics)
  • Masked Detective
  • Masked Rider (purchased from Martin Goodman's Ranger Publications)
  • The Phantom Detective
  • The Purple Scar

Titles[edit]

  • Air War
  • Black Book Detective
  • Captain Future
  • Detective Book Magazine
  • Detective Novels
  • Exciting Love
  • Exciting Football
  • G-Men
  • The Lone Eagle
  • Masked Detective (1940–1943, 12 issues)
  • Mobsters
  • Popular Detective
  • Popular Love
  • Popular Sports Magazine
  • Rodeo Romances
  • Sky Fighters
  • Startling Stories
  • Strange Stories
  • Thrilling Adventures (1931–1943)
  • Thrilling Baseball
  • Thrilling Detective (1931–53, 213 issues)
  • Thrilling Football
  • Thrilling Love
  • Thrilling Mystery
  • Thrilling Ranch
  • Thrilling Sports
  • Thrilling Western
  • West
  • Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936–55, 112 issues)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wooley, John and Locke, John. "A History of the Thrilling Pulps." Thrilling Detective Heroes [Adventure House, 2007].

External links[edit]