The Adventurous Covers of Action Stories


Artist Unknown

Action Stories was published from 1921 to 1950.  It specialized in action-packed stories about men doing manly things and women who knew how to handle a rifle.  Despite the dinosaur featured in the cover above, Action Stories was known for usually turning down horror and fantasy-themed stories and instead specializing in westerns, war stories, and sports fiction.  Among the writers that were published by Action Stories: Robert E. Howard, Walt Coburn, Morgan Robertson, Horace McCoy, Theodore Roscoe, Greye La Spina, Anthony M. Rud, Thomas Thursday and Les Savage, Jr.

Below are a sampling of adventurous covers from Action Stories!

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Emery Clarke

by H.C. Murphy

by Harry Lemon Parkhurst

by Norman Saunders

Unknown Artist

Unknown Artist

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