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Bits for Boys

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Jun-1893 – 9-Sep-1893

#becomes The Prince (UK)


  Best for Boys Co.



Bits For Our Boys

Total Issues: 144

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Jan-1902 – 1909
Publishers:   Barbour
Frequency:   monthly

Bizarre [1950]

Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1950 – Sep-1951
Publishers:   Tom Covington, Wilmington, North Carolina
Editors:   Tom Covington
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Bizarre [1948]

Total Issues: 1

This extremely rare Canadian magazine contains no publication data whatsoever, not surprising since it appears to have pirated the stories. According to Forrest J Ackerman it was published in Canada sometime in the late Forties.

Issues & Index Sources:  1948: Science Fiction Index
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Bizarre [1941]

see also under Scienti-Snaps

Bizarre Bazaar

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #3, 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Tal Publications, Leesburg, VA.
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Bizarre Fantasy Tales

Total Issues: 2

Mostly reprint with emphasis on longer stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1970 – Mar-1971: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge, Inc., NY
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   small digest
Prices:   60c (75c)
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly
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Bizarre Mystery Magazine

Total Issues: 3

Despite the title and the editorial promise of "the supernatural, the weird, the wild, the fantastic", the magazine mainly contained stories of murder mystery and suspense.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1965 – Jan-1966: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pamar Enterprises, Concord, NH
Editors:   John Poe
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   planned as monthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Bizarre Sex & Other Crimes of Passion

Total Issues: 2

Short-lived annual magazine/anthology.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1992 – #2, 1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Tal Publications, Leesburg, VA.
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Black Aces

Total Issues: 7

Subtitled "Lone Wolf Stories of Action", Black Aces was a short-lived Black Mask imitation that never quite hit the hard-boiled mark.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1932 – Jul-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fiction House, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY.
Editors:   J.F. Byrne (in Jul-1932)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black American Literature Forum

see under African American Review

Black and White

Total Issues: 1093

Published much fiction; authors include Henry James, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, Robert Barr, A. E. W. Mason, Jerome K. Jerome and E. Nesbit.

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Feb-1891 – 13-Jan-1912

#merges with The Sphere


  Black and White


  1891 – 1892?: Charles N. Williamson
  1892? – 1895: Oswald Crawfurd
  1895 – 1897: James Nicol Dunn
  1897 – 1900: W.D. Ross
  1901 – 1903: Arthur Mee
  1903 – 1905: J.M. Gibbon
  1906 – 1912: Spencer Arnold






  The Age of the Storytellers

Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine

Total Issues: 3

A slick Australian magazine concentrating on horror in film and other popular culture outlets, but with one or two stories apiece as well.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2008 – Nov-2008: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Brimstone Press
Editors:   Angela Challis
Formats:   A4
Prices:   $7.95
Pagecounts:   56pp

Black Bat Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 6

Murray Leinster wrote these 'Black Bat' stories, though not the same crime-fighter as in Black Book Detective. Other authors include Arthur J. Burks, Norman A. Daniels, Laurence Donovan, Paul Ernst.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1933 – Apr-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1934)
Pulp Magazine Index 4
Publishers:   The Berryman Press, 103 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
Editors:   Perry Waxman (possibly Percy Waxman)
Formats:   standard pulp
Pagecounts:   20c
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Black Belt Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1983: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Black Bess Library

Total Issues: 16+38+?=54+

"First few issues of second series were reprints from Viles Black Bess and the remainder reprints from the Aldine Dick Turpin Library" (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Jan-1921 – 1921
  15-Oct-1921 – 1-Jul-1922
  Oct-1922 – ?






  weekly; monthly
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The Black Book

Total Issues: 3

"This magazine is intended as a showcase for work of various sorts in the area of weird fiction, especially that in the oeuvre of H. P. Lovecraft and his coterie of friends and correspondents."

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2002 – #3, 2003: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Peter A. Worthy
Formats:   ebook
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Black Book Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 95

A fairly average pulp until it introduced the character of The Black Bat crimefighter in Jul-1939 issue. Stories credited to house name G. Wayman Jones.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1933 – Jan-1941: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Mar-1941 – Winter 1953, as Black Book Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Jun-1933 – Jun-1934: Newsstand Publications
  Aug-1934 – Apr-1935: Lincoln Hoffman
  Jan-1936 – Jun-1937: Ranger Publications, Inc. (Red Circle)
  Mar-1938 – Winter 1953: Better Publications (Standard Magazines)


  Jun-1933 – Jun-1937: Ward Marshall
  Mar-1938 – ?: Harvey Burns


  standard pulp






  Jun-1933 – Jun-1937: monthly, but irregular
  May-1938 – May-1943: bimonthly
  Summer 1943 – Fall 1946: quarterly
  Feb-1947 – May-1949: bimonthly
  Summer 1949 – Winter 1953: quarterly


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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