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Ainslee's Smart Love Stories

Total Issues: 30+15=45

Arguably a revival of Ainslee's Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1934 – Mar-1935, as Ainslee's
  Apr-1935 – Sep-1936, as Ainslee's Smart Love Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Oct-1936 – Oct-1938?, as Smart Love Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc., NY

Formats

  flat (bedsheet) format

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps
 
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Ainsworth's Magazine

Total Issues: 155

Designed as a "family" magazine of "entertainment." Originally heavily illustrated by George Cruikshank, later by Phiz (though all artwork dropped by 1850). Mainly a vehicle for Ainsworth's own fiction (ran "Windsor Castle" 1842-3), but little other fiction of note. Circulation peaked at 7,000 in first year.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1842 – Dec-1854: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 3 (FicMags sample issue only)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1842: Hugh Cunningham
  Jul-1842 – Oct-1843: Cunningham & Mortimer
  Nov-1843 – Oct-1845: John Mortimer
  Nov-1845 – Dec-1845: Henry Colburn
  Jan-1846 – Dec-1854: Chapman & Hall

Editors

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1845: William Harrison Ainsworth
  Jul-1845 – Nov-1845: Francis Mahoney & John Mortimer
  Dec-1845 – Dec-1854: William Harrison Ainsworth

Formats

  standard

Prices

  Feb-1842 – Jun-1842: 1/6d
  Jul-1842 – ?: 2/6d

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Air Action

Total Issues: 3+3+2=8

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1938 – Apr-1939: Adventure Fiction Index (possibly further issues)
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Aug-1939 – Apr-1940, as Sky Raiders: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Apr-1940 – Sep-1940, as Air Action: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Double-Action Magazines, Inc. (Columbia Publications), NY

Editors

  Cliff Campbell

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  132pp (later 16pp)

Frequency

  bimonthly/quarterly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Air Action (UK)

British reprint edition of Sky Raiders/Air Action.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1939, as Sky Raiders (UK): Adventure Fiction Index
  in 1940, as Air Action (UK): Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  6d
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Air Adventures [1928]

Total Issues: 11+7=18

Ran Erle Stanley Gardner serial "A Bolt from the Blue" (Oct-1928 - Feb-1929). Other authors include T.T. Flynn, H. Bedford-Jones, Gilbert Patten;

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1928 – Aug-1929: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Sep-1929 – Mar-1930, as Flyers - Air Adventures: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3

Publishers

  Air Adventures, Inc. (Clayton Magazines)

Editors

  'Casey Jones' until Aug-1929, then Allan K. Echols

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  144pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Air Adventures [1939]

Total Issues: 2+1=3

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1939 – Feb-1940: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Nov-1945: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1945)

Publishers

  Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago

Formats

  pulp

Frequency

  Dec-1939 – Feb-1940: bimonthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Airgedlámh

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine. Magazine was assembled by Dave McFerran, published after his death by David Sutton and Stephen Jones. All profits from the magazine go to the Cancer Research Campaign.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1980: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   David A. Sutton & Stephen Jones; London.
Editors:   Dave McFerran
Formats:   8¼" x 11¾"
Prices:   £1.50
Pagecounts:   34pp
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Air Mail

The Royal Air Forces Association's Membership Magazine, published initially "to further the best interests of airmen and airwomen, particularly when they return home after World War II". Published occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943? – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Royal Air Forces Association
Website:   www.rafa.org.uk
Formats:   7" x 9" (in 1940s)
Prices:   6d (in 1940s)
Pagecounts:   24pp (in 1940s)

Airplane Stories

Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1929 – May-1931: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4

Publishers

  Ramer Reviews, Inc.

Editors

  William L. Mayer & Co. Inc.

Formats

  Mar-1929 – Aug-1929: large pulp/bedsheet
  Sep-1929 – May-1931: standard pulp

Pagecounts

  100pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Air Stories [1927]

Total Issues: 57+2+2=61

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1932)
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1937: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Spring 1939 – Winter 1939: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Editors

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: J.B. Kelly
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1939: Malcolm Reiss

Formats

  standard pulp

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Aug-1927 – Apr-1932: monthly
  Spring 1937 – Winter 1939: irregular

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Air Stories [1935]

Total Issues: 60

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1935 – Apr-1940: Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  George Newnes

Editors

  T. Stanhope Sprigg

Formats

  standard pulp; illustrated

Prices

  May-1935 – Mar-1938: 7d
  Apr-1938 – Jul-1939: 9d
  Aug-1939 – Apr-1940: 7d

Pagecounts

  96pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
Issue Checklist

Air Trails [1928]

Total Issues: 30+7+20+16+32=105

Magazine was mostly one lead novel, featuring Bill Barnes, by George L. Eaton, plus one or two short stories. When magazine went non-fiction the Barnes adventures continued in Doc Savage. After Mar-1939 became a hobbyist magazine and dropped all fiction after Sep-1939 issue. It was retitled Young Men in 1954.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1928 – Mar-1931: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Apr-1931 – Oct-1931, as Street & Smith's Air Trails: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Feb-1934 – Sep-1935, as Bill Barnes Air Adventurer: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Oct-1935 – Jan-1937, as Bill Barnes Air Trails: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Feb-1937 – Sep-1939, as Air Trails: Adventure Fiction Index (magazine continues without fiction)
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc., NY

Editors

  1928 – 1931: Paul Chadwick
  1931 – 1937: F. Orlin Tremaine
  1937 – 1954: William Winter

Formats

  Oct-1928 – Jan-1936: standard pulp
  Feb-1936 – Sep-1939: bedsheet

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
   
Issue Checklist

Air Trails [1976]

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1976 – Fall 1978: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Issue Checklist

Air Trails (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Air Trails.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1934 – Sep-1935?, as Bill Barnes, Air Adventurer (Canada): Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  Oct-1935 – ?, as Bill Barnes Air Trails (Canada): Adventure Fiction Index (sample issue only)

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources

  The Pulpster #11, 2001
Issue Checklist

Air War

Total Issues: 19

Had lead stories by 'Scott Morgan' featuring Captain Danger. Other authors include Robert Sidney Bowen and Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1940 – Winter 1945: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2
Publishers:   Better Publications, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

Air War (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Air War.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1943: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Adventure Fiction Index
Formats:   pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
Issue Checklist


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