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Master Detective (Australia)

Total Issues: 6 (at least)

Contains true crime stories. Possibly continued as Man's Master Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1953? – May-1954?
Publishers:   K.G. Murray
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   98pp

Master Detective (UK)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Argus Press

Master Mysteries Magazine

Total Issues: 5

A short-lived magazine which published a series of stories by Arthur Hoerl, seemingly syndicated to various newspapers previously as "Master Mysteries", although the sources have not yet been traced. The fifth issue appears to be, at least in the main, a reprint of stories published in earlier issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1933 – Summer 1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Winter 1933, Spring 1934)
Publishers:   F.G. Wilson Publishing Company, Inc., 304 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Masterpiece Library for Boys and Girls

Issues & Index Sources:  1924 – 1926
Publishers:   Stead's Bairn's Library
Pagecounts:   68pp

Master Police Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Golden Books of America

Masters of Adventure

Total Issues: 1

Reprint magazine featuring classic adventure fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  2010: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dark Worlds Club, British Columbia, Canada
Editors:   G.W. Thomas & M.D. Jackson
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Master Spy Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1978
Publishers:   Cousins Publications

The Master Thriller Series

Total Issues: 32

Really a pulp-format anthology series, each title reflecting a different genre. It included a number of adventure, mystery and weird fiction titles. The titles are as follows:

Tales of the Foreign Legion (#1, Jul-1933; #5, Jun-1934, #10, Oct-1935; #15, Jan-1937; #29, Sep-1939)
  Tales of the North-West Mounted Police (#2, Sep-1933; #23, Jan-1939)
  Tales of the Seven Seas (#3, Dec-1933)
  Tales of Mystery and Detection (#4, Mar-1934)
  Tales of the Uncanny (#6, Sep-1934; #20, Apr-1938)
  Tales of African Adventure (#7, Dec-1934)
  Tales of the Orient (#8, Mar-1935)
  Tales of the Jungle (#9, Jul-1935; #30, Oct-1939)
  Tales of the Sea (#11, Jan-1936)
  Tales of Valour (#12, Apr-1936)
  Tales of the Levant (#13, Jul-1936)
  Tales of the Air (#14, Sep-1936)
  Tales of Adventure (#16, Apr-1937)
  Tales of Terror (#17, Jul-1937)
  Tales of East and West (#18, Oct-1937)
  Tales of the Underworld (#19, Jan-1938; #27, Jul-1939)
  Tales of Crime and Punishment (#21, Jul-1938)
  Tales of the Grand Express (#22, Oct-1938)
  Tales of Outlawry (#24, Apr-1939)
  Tales of the Grand Dominion (#25, May-1939)
  Tales of the Far Frontier (#26, Jun-1939)
  The Far Flung Coasts of Crime (#28, Aug-1939)
  Tales of Gangsters and 'G'-Men (#31, Nov-1939)
  Tales of Ghosts and Haunted Houses (#32, Dec-1939)

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1933 – #32, 1939: Crime Fiction Index
Adventure Fiction Index


  World's Work


  H. Norman Evans


  standard pulp






  Jul-1933 – Apr-1939: quarterly
  May-1939 – Dec-1939: monthly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Match!

Total Issues: 114 (to Summer 2015)

Labelled an "anarchist journal", published occasional fiction, mainly by the editor/publisher under a variety of pseudonyms such as Ken Winslow and Iris Lane.

Issues & Index Sources:  1969 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Fred Woodworth
Editors:   Fred Woodworth
Prices:   $2.50 (in 1993); $2.75 (1994 - 1996)
Frequency:   annual (in 1990's)
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Mate! for Men

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1961
Prices:   25c
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Issues & Index Sources:  1962 – 1968?
Publishers:   American Art Agency, Inc., 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
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Matrix [1940]

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940: Index to (American) Little Magazines (1940 - 1947 only)
Publishers:   Philadelphia
Editors:   Joseph Moskovitz (in 1940)

Matrix [1974]

Total Issues: 101 (as at Sep-2015)

Publishes fiction, poetry, commentary and photography. Authors include Anne Carson, Nino Ricci, Lorna Crozier, Margaret Atwood. Note: Not to be confused with Matrix published from Philadelphia in c1940.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – present
Publishers:   P.O. Box 100, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, PQ H9X 3L4
Frequency:   2-3 issues per year


Based on TV series of same name.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1959: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
Publishers:   Great American
Formats:   digest
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Total Issues: 4+1=5

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934 – Dec-1934: Western Fiction Index
  Feb-1935, as Bull's-Eye Western Stories: Western Fiction Index


  Popular Publications


  standard pulp





Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Max Brand's Western Magazine

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1949 – Aug-1954: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   New Publications (Popular Publications)
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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