The Thrilling Covers of Thrilling Detective


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Featuring stories of detectives, murder, femme fatales, and tough guys, Thrilling Detective thrilled readers during the pulp era of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.  Today, the magazine remains highly sought after by collectors.  Every cover promised sex or violence or both.  Below are just a few of the thrilling covers of Thrilling Detective!

by George Rozen

by George Rozen

by Milton Luros

by Norman Saunders

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Sam Cherry

by Sam Cherry

Spirits of the Pulp Age


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Hearing bumps in the night?  Halloween is the favorite holiday of ghosts the world over.  That was as true in the pulp era as today.  Here’s just a few example of the spirits of the pulp age!

by Edward Dalton Stevens

by Edward Dalton Stevens

by Jean Oldham

by Jean Oldham

by Jean Oldham

by Margaret Brundage

by Modest Stein

by Modest Stein

by Rudolph Belarski

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Cast A Spell With The Witches Of The Pulp Era


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Witches were a popular subject during the pulp era, starring in stories and appearing on covers.  Sometimes, they were riding broomsticks and other times, they were just casting spells.  Whatever they were doing, they were always ready to work their magic on readers.

Today, it’s time to pay tribute to some of the witches of the pulp era!

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by Earle Bergey

by Hannes Bok

by Jack Thurston

by Margaret Brundage

by Rudolph Belarski

by Tommy Shoemaker

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Beware The Tentacles Of October!


by John Newton Howitt

Are you scared of tentacles?

Whether they’re reaching down from the sky or coming out of the water, the idea of being grabbed and, even worse, squeezed by several slimy tentacles is a scary one!  Perhaps that’s why it was such a popular image during the pulp age.  Below is just a sampling of some of the era’s tentacle horror, courtesy of some of the best artists to work in the pulps!

by Earle Bergey

by Alexander Leydenfrost

by Edmund Emshwiller

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by L.B. Cole

by Lou Fine

by Rafael DeSoto

by Robert Bonfils

by Ron Embleton

by Rudolph Belarski