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Double-Action Detective Novel Monthly

Actually a book series rather than a magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943

Double-Action Detective Stories

Total Issues: 24?

Double Action Detective Stories was a pulp magazine in every way but size, at a time when the competition had moved on to more sophisticated material. Initially published only twice a year (although the issues weren't dated), it shifted to a quarterly schedule after the fifth issue, and then to a bimonthly schedule the following year, changing its name at much the same time to Double Action Detective and Mystery Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1954 – Spring 1957: Crime Fiction Index
  Summer 1957 – Sep-1960: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1960, Sep-1960 - may not exist)

Publishers

  Columbia Publications, NY

Editors

  Robert A.W. Lowndes

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  first 5 issues occasional; quarterly from Spring 1957; bimonthly from May-1958

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
 
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Double-Action Gang Magazine

Total Issues: 6+9+1=16

Double-Action Gang Magazine was a short-lived member of the "Double Action" magazine group and claimed to be oriented to "guns, gangsters, gun molls and stories of true gang life". It ran on a vaguely bimonthly schedule for 4 years. The final, October 1939, issue was confusingly renamed to True Gangster Stories despite containing the same mix of fact and fiction as before.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1936 – Apr-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Dec-1937 – Jul-1939: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Oct-1939, as True Gangster Stories: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Winford Publications, Inc. (Columbia Publications)

Editors

  Cliff Campbell

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  12pp

Frequency

  bimonthly (though second series drifted towards quarterly)

Sources

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

Total Issues: 154

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934 – Dec-1935, as Double Action Western Magazine: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1936 – May-1960, as Double Action Western: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)

Publishers

  Sep-1934 – 1939?: Winford Publications, Inc. (Columbia Publications)
  1942? – 1960: Columbia Publications, NY

Editors

  Robert W. Lowndes (from 1942)

Formats

  Sep-1934 – Feb-1959: standard pulp
  Apr-1959 – May-1960: digest

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  112pp

Frequency

  bimonthly/quarterly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Double-Action Western (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Double Action Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Columbia Publications
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
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Double Action Western Stories

see under New All-Action Stories

Double Action Western (UK) [1942]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1942: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   48pp
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Double Action Western (UK) [1954]

Total Issues: 8?

British reprint edition of Double Action Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #2, #5, #8)
Publishers:   Hermitage Publications, Leicester
Formats:   standard pulp
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Double:Bill (fnz)

Total Issues: 21

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1962 – Fall 1969: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Bill Bowers & Bill Mallardi
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Double Danger Tales [1997]

Total Issues: 63+2=65

"Favorite pulp heroes in exciting new adventures as well as the adventures of all new heroes in the classic pulp tradition."

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1997 – Jun-2003: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Dec-2011 – Feb-2012: Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fading Shadows, Inc.

Editors

  Feb-1997 – Jun-2003: Tom & Ginger Johnson

Formats

  paperback

Prices

  Feb-1997 – Jun-2003: $5.00 + $1.30 postage

Pagecounts

  Feb-1997 – Jun-2003: c. 80pp

Frequency

  Feb-1997 – Mar-2000: monthly
  Jun-2000 – Jun-2003: roughly bimonthly
  Dec-2011 – Feb-2012: bimonthly
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Double Danger Tales [2007]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  2007: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wild Cat Books
Editors:   Ron Hanna
Formats:   paperback)
Prices:   $14.95
Pagecounts:   218pp
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The Double Dealer

Total Issues: 48

Little magazine; authors include Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1921 – May-1926: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   in New Orleans

Double Detective

Total Issues: 41+5+1=47

The original magazine folded in 1941 when Munsey sold the title (with others) to Popular Publications; shortly thereafter Munsey effectively revived it under the title Love-Crime Detective which ran for 5 issues in 1942. Then, in 1943, Popular revived the original title but it only lasted for a single issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1937 – Oct-1941: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Aug-1942 – Dec-1942, as Love-Crime Detective: Crime Fiction Index
  Mar-1943, as Double Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Nov-1937 – Dec-1942: Frank A. Munsey Company
  Mar-1943: Popular Publications

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Frequency

  Nov-1937 – Oct-1940: monthly
  Dec-1940 – Oct-1941: bimonthly
  Aug-1942 – Dec-1942: monthly

Sources

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

Total Issues: 31

A kind of cross between HARPER'S and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC with larger and heavier pages than either. Unites fiction, essays and photography. Pays good rates. Circulation 30,000. Announced in December 2002 that it had "temporarily suspended publication pending further funding" but reappeared in Spring 2003, only to be suspended again and then return in January 2006.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1995 – 2003: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Doubletake, 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705 (in 1998); Doubletake, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144 (in 2000 - 2002)
Website:   www.doubletakemagazine.org
Editors:   Roberts Coles & Alex Harris (in 2002)
Formats:   slick
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine

Carried some fiction but mostly articles, poetry, reviews and much satire.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1845 – Jun-1848
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

Downstate Story

Total Issues: 20

"Downstate Story publishes quality fiction featuring mostly writers from Illinois and Midwest. Each issue contains 10 original short stories with original illustrations." Moved online with v21, 2012.

Issues & Index Sources:  1992 – 2011: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Downstate Story, Inc., 1825 Maple Ridge, Peoria, Il. 61614-7915
Website:   www.downstatestory.com
Editors:   Elaine Hopkins

Downtown Detective

Total Issues: 35 (at least)

Thin Australian digest, mainly printing original stories by Australian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Action Comics Pty. Ltd., 14 Bond Street, Sydney.
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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