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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

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Publishers

  Black and White

Editors

  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

Formats

  slick

Frequency

  weekly

Sources:   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 – ?

Publishers

  Newnes

Pagecounts

  36pp

Frequency

  weekly; monthly
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Blackbird

An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts

Issues & Index Sources:  2002 – present
Publishers:   Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English and New Virginia Review, Inc.
Website:   blackbird.vcu.edu

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

Publishers

  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)

Editors

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

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  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

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black Book Detective Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except Fall 1946; Feb-1948; Apr-1948)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Black Book Detective (UK) (1940)

Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1940 – Jun-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   80pp
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Black Book Detective (UK) (1946)

Total Issues: 4?

British reprint edition of Black Book Detective Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1946 – 1947?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pemberton's (of Manchester) Ltd.
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Black Box Mystery Magazine

This title is listed by Mike Cook in MYSTERY, DETECTIVE, AND ESPIONAGE MAGAZINES as a retitling of {Bakka Magazine}, but closer examination shows that the magazine was still called {Bakka Magazine} and simply used {Black Box} as a subtitle on the seventh issue.

The Black Cat (US)

Total Issues: 299+12+5?=316?

A very off-trail magazine which liked to publish unusual stories and featured a large amount of fantasy in its early years. Authors include Jack London, Octavus Roy Cohen, Ellis Parker Butler, Cleveland Moffett, Harry Stephen Keeler, Frank Lillie Pollock.

It is unclear how many issues were published in 1922 and the magazine may have lasted until Apr-1923.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1895 – Oct-1920: General Fiction Index
  10-Jan-1922? – Dec-1922?: General Fiction Index (Missing: 10-Jan-1922; 10-Feb-1922; 10-Apr-1922 - Jul-1922; Sep-1922; Dec-1922)

Publishers

  1895 – 1919: The Shortstory Publishing Co.
  1920: Black Cat
  1922: William Kane

Editors

  1895 – 1912: Herman D. Umbstaetter
  1912: Theresa Dyer
  1914: T.H. Kelly
  1915 – 1921: Harold E. Bessom
  1922: William R. Kane

Formats

  1895 – 1914: 6" x 9"
  1915 – 1922: standard

Prices

  5c

Pagecounts

  64pp

Frequency

  Oct-1895 – Oct-1890: monthly
  10-Jan-1922 – 25-Jun-1922: bimonthly
  Jul-1922 – Dec-1922: monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Black Cat (UK)

Total Issues: 25

Subtitled "A monthly magazine of Short Stories and Bright Literature by the Best Writers," this was not a British edition of the American original. Published mostly mystery stories and some ghost stories. Material by Fergus Hume, J. Colne Dacre, Percy J. Barrow, E.M. Critchley and Erskine M. Hamilton.

Styled itself The Black Cat Penny Stories on the cover of the final two issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1898 – Feb-1900: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Feb-1898 – Dec-1898: John Davis & Co., Granville House, Arundel St., The Strand, London
  Jan-1899 – Jun-1899: Davis & Company, Granville House, Arundel St., The Strand, London
  Jul-1899 – Feb-1900: New Century Press, London

Editors

  George C. Dusart

Formats

  large booklet (roughly 9" x 6")

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  Varied considerably. First issue 32pp of text, 24pp advertising. Thereafter settled chiefly at 48pp but April 1898, 64pp; January 1899, 96pp; February 1899, 64pp; July and August 1899, 36pp; September to November 1899, 40pp; final three issues, 32pp.

Frequency

  monthly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Black Cat [1970]

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine. One of many publications issued by George Henderson, a prominent Toronto dealer in "nostalgia" merchandise. This collection of public domain reprints was his only all-fiction title. The magazine was cancelled when the distributor went bust.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1970: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Memory Lane Productions, Toronto
Editors:   George Henderson
Formats:   review sized
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly

Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly [1981]

Total Issues: 6

Mixture of reprint and new stories, both mystery and supernatural. All issues of this magazine have the same cover illustration — the head of a black cat in a circle.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1981 – #3, 1981, as Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  #4, 1981/1982 – #6, 1982, as Black Cat Mystery Quarterly: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  March Chase Publishing, Toronto

Editors

  Faith Clare-Joynt

Formats

  digest

Prices

  $1.75

Pagecounts

  72pp

Frequency

  quarterly, but irregular
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Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017]

Total Issues: 2 (to Spring 2018)

"Named in honor of our company mascot, Black Cat Mystery Magazine will focus on contemporary and traditional mysteries, as well as thrillers and suspense stories."

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2017/2018 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring 2018)
Publishers:   Wildside Press
Editors:   John Gregory Betancourt & Carla Coupe
Prices:   $10.00
Frequency:   quarterly
Website:   wildsidepress.com/magazines/BCMM
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