The Covers of Fight Stories


Can you guess what Fight Stories was about?

Fight Stories made its debut in 1928 and it was the first all-fiction magazine to be devoted to an entire sport.  Every issue was full of boxing stories from some of the most well-regarded of the pulp authors.  Robert E. Howard, who is best-remembered for creating Conan the Barbarian, was one of the writers who was regularly featured in Fight Stories.

Published at the height of boxing’s popularity, Fight Stories was an unqualified success and ended up running, off-and-on, until 1952.  In all, there were a 106 issues of Fight Stories.  Below are just a few of the covers of Fight Stories.  Not surprisingly, they all follow the same basic theme:

Author Unknown

Author Unknown

Author Unknown

by Earle Bergey

by Earle Bergey

by George Gross

by George Gross

by George Gross

by George Gross

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