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Best Detective Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Best Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Best Football Novels

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1942: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Best for Boys

Total Issues: 27+83+50+12+12=184

Merges with Ching-Ching's Own in September 1890,

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Mar-1890 – 20-Sep-1890
  27-Sep-1890 – 23-Apr-1892, as Best for Boys Ching-Ching's Own
  30-Apr-1892 – 17-Jun-1893, as Best for Merry Boys
  24-Jun-1893 – 9-Sep-1893, as Bits for Boys
  16-Sep-1893 – 2-Dec-1893, as The Prince (UK)

Publishers

  29-Mar-1890 – 20-Sep-1890: Lucas
  27-Sep-1890 – 9-Sep-1893: Best for Boys Co.

Formats

  tabloid

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Best for Boys Library

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1892
Publishers:   Best for Boys Co.

Best for Men

Total Issues: 89?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1961 – Mar-1980: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
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Best for Merry Boys

see under Best for Boys

Best Love Magazine

Total Issues: 1+3=4

AHGTTP list four futher issues in 1949/1950, but these are actually issues of a comic book (#33-#36) which succeeded Sub-Mariner in 1949.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1936
  Jan-1943 – Jul-1943

Publishers

  Dec-1936: Western Fiction Publishing
  Jan-1943 – Jul-1943: Western Fiction Publishing

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Best Love Stories

see under Cupid's Diary

The Best of Argosy Annual

Total Issues: 2

A retrospective anthology in magazine format, issued to celebrate Argosy's one hundredth anniversary. Approximately one third of the contents are SF or fantasy, most of them reprinted from related magazines rather than from Argosy itself.

Issues & Index Sources:  1976: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Popular Publications, Inc.; New York
Editors:   Andrew Sugar
Formats:   large
Prices:   $1.95
Pagecounts:   132pp
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The Best of Back Brain Recluse

Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1987: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Chris Reed; Smallfield, Surrey
Editors:   Chris Reed
Prices:   £1.50
Pagecounts:   60pp
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The Best of Flying Aces

see under Flying Aces

The Best of Ghosts & Scholars

Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1986: Science Fiction Index
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The Best of Omni Science Fiction

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1980 – #6, 1983: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   6
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Best of the Mage

see under The Mage

The Best Science Fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1964 – #2, 1964: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Galaxy Publishing Co., New York
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Bestseller Mystery Magazine

Total Issues: 17

Conversion of the digest novel series 'Bestseller Mystery' to a magazine. Issues numbered #210-#226.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1958 – Apr-1961: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Mercury Press, NY
Editors:   Joseph W. Ferman
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Bestsellers (UK)

see under Complete Bestsellers

Bestsellers (US)

Contains 2 or 3 book condensations in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1945 – 1947?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Mercury Press

Best Sports (Magazine)

Total Issues: 11+10=21

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1937 – Feb-1938, as Best Sports Magazine: Sports Fiction Index
  May-1938 – Dec-1939, as Best Sports: Sports Fiction Index
  Oct-1947 – Dec-1951, as Best Sports: Sports Fiction Index

Publishers

  1937 – 1948: Manvis Publications 'Red Circle'
  Feb-1950 – Dec-1951: Atlas News

Editors

  Robert O. Erisman

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  Quarterly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Best Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1946 – ?
Publishers:   B.E.C. Publishing, 1745 Broadway, NY 19
Frequency:   monthly

Best Stories for Boys and Girls

First issue contained "19 stories for children including Pluto and the Puppy by Walt Disney Studios from the Mickey Mouse Magazine".

Issues & Index Sources:  1938 – ?
Publishers:   The Parents Institute Inc.
Formats:   7½" x 5½"
Pagecounts:   128pp


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