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Pocket Man

Total Issues: 230+

Offshoot from Man with the same mix of pin-ups, cartoons, features and fiction, it was effectively a replacement for Man Junior when that title shifted to full-size format.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1954 – 1973?
Publishers:   K.G. Murray, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Related Sites:   www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/man.html

Pocket Reader Series

Total Issues: 31?

A series of small paperbacks that are variously listed as anthologies or magazines. Contents of issues varied between detective, romance and westerns, at least. The detective issues were entitled Detective Tales and mainly reprinted stories from the Popular Publications magazine of the same name and Dime Detective, leading it to be listed sometimes as a British reprint edition of the former magazine.

The issues ran from #101 to #130 at least, and are as follows:
 101, Detective Tales, 1947?
 102, Western Stories, nd
 103, Romance Story, nd
 104, Detective Tales, 1948
 105, Western Stories, 1948
 106, Romance Story, 1948
 107, Detective Tales, 1948
 108, Western Stories, 1948
 109, Romance Stories, 1948
 110, Detective Tales, 1948
 111, Western Stories, 1948
 112, Romance Stories, 1948
 113, Detective Tales, 1949
 114, Western Stories, 1949
 115, Romance Stories, 1949
 116, Western Stories, 1949
 117, Detective Tales, 1949
 118, Western Stories, 1949
 119, Detective Tales, 1949
 120, Western Stories, 1949
 121, Romance Stories, 1949
 122, Western Stories, 1950?
 123, Detective Tales, 1950
 124, Western Stories, 1950
 125, Detective Tales, 1950
 126, Western Stories, 1950
 127, Romance Stories, 1950
 128, Detective Tales, 1950
 129, Western Stories, 1950?
 130, Romance Stories, 1950?

Issues & Index Sources:  1947 – 1950?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #112, #115, #120, #121)
Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   T.V. Boardman, 14 Cockspur St., London, SW1
Editors:   Tom Boardman
Formats:   small digest (4" x 5.5") for #101 - #112; then digest (4.75" x 6.75")
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   96pp (#101 - #112); 64pp (#113 - #122); 96pp (#123 - #130)
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pocket Series

Total Issues: 50

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Pocket Editions
Formats:   pocket library

Pocket Sketch

Men's humour magazine that published several pieces of fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1940 – ?
Formats:   9" x 6"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   94pp

Pocket Western Magazine [1937]

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937 – Oct-1937: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Pocket Western Magazine [1950]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1950 – Nov-1950: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Magazines
Formats:   Pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Pocket Wonder Library

Total Issues: 12?

Issues & Index Sources:  1946: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   P. M. Productions
Formats:   60 x 91 mm
Pagecounts:   32pp

Poe Forevermore

Total Issues: 1

Subtitled "Tales of Mystery & Imagination", features a mix of feature and non-fiction dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Damfino Media LLC., P.O. Box 19428, Baltimore, MD 21206
Website:   www.poeforevermore.com
Editors:   Mark Redfield
Prices:   $9.95
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Poker Chips

see under The White Elephant

Polaris [1940]

Important early fanzine with stories by R. H. Barlow, Damon Knight, Robert W. Lowndes, Don Wollheim, Ray Bradbury and others.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Paul Freehafer, Payette, Indiana
Editors:   Paul Freehafer
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Polaris [1980]

A nicely printed sf fanzine of 60 pages which featured an interview with C. J. Cherryh and a story by Darrell Schweitzer among others.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s
Publishers:   Starfire Press, Lindewald, New Jersey
Editors:   Colin White and J. Allyson Johnson
Pagecounts:   60pp

Polemic: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas

Polemic published symposia, articles, poetry, graphics, and the occasional story. Included a couple of woodcuts by Roy Lichtenstein.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Polemic Society, 302 Thwing Hall, Western Reserve University, Cleveland 6, Ohio

Police Casebook Annual

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1956
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   annual

Police Detective

Total Issues: 1

One of the many undated "one shot" magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War. In a loose series with Crime Detective, Homicide Reporter, Racket-Buster Detective and Crime Investigator.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Police Detective (US)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1946 – ?

Publishers

  in 1940s: Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY
  in 1970s: Rostam Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 1374, New York, NY

Frequency

  bimonthly

Police Detective Annual

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   The Type Shack, P.O. Box 48, Rockville Center, NY
Frequency:   quarterly

Police Detective (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Fireside Publications Ltd.


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