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Super Science and Fantastic Stories

see under Super Science Stories (Canada)

Super-Science Fiction

Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1956 – Oct-1959: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Headline Publications
Editors:   W.W. Scott
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Super Science Novels Magazine

see under Super Science Stories

Super Science Stories

Total Issues: 16+15=31

No masthead credit was ever given to editors on Popular Publications pulps. The Statements of Ownership & Circulation in the following issues listed Henry Steeger as the editor: Jan 41, Feb 42, May 43, Mar 50 & Apr 51. The first four (or possibly five) post-war issues were printed in Canada and were about an inch taller than the later issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1940 – Feb-1941: Science Fiction Index
  Mar-1941 – Aug-1941, as Super Science Novels Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  Sep-1941 – May-1943, as Super Science Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jan-1949 – Aug-1951, as Super Science Stories: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fictioneers, Inc., imprint of Popular Publications

Editors

  Mar-1940 – Aug-1941: Frederik Pohl
  Nov-1941 – May-1943: Alden H. Norton
  Jan-1949 – Aug-1951: Ejler Jakobssen

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c at outset

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  bimonthly to May-1942 then quarterly; bimonthly from Jul-1949

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Super Science Stories (Canada)

Total Issues: 14+7+15=36

Preceded by a short-lived Canadian edition of Astonishing Stories, its sister magazine. Reprinted from both the US Super Science Stories and Astonishing Stories but later drew material from Famous Fantastic Mysteries and also published original stories later re-used in the US revival of Super Science Stories. After the US editions folded their leftover inventory was published in this edition.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1942 – Oct-1944: Science Fiction Index
  Dec-1944 – Dec-1945, as Super Science and Fantastic Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jan-1949 – Aug-1951, as Super Science Stories (Canada): Science Fiction Index (Missing: Sep-1949; May-1950; Jul-1950; Sep-1950; Jan-1951)

Publishers

  Popular Publications, Toronto

Editors

  Alden H. Norton

Formats

  standard pulp (80pp from Feb-1944)

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  96pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Sources

  The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Super Science Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 3+14=17

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1949 – Jun-1950: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
  Sep-1950 – Jun-1953: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Oct-1949 – Jun-1950: Thorpe & Porter
  Sep-1950 – Jun-1953: Pembertons of Manchester

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  Oct-1949 – Jun-1950: 96pp
  Sep-1950 – Jun-1953: 64pp
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Super Science Stories (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of Super Science Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except #1, #4, #5, #7, #10)
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   2/6d
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Super Science Stories (New Zealand)

New Zealand reprint edition of Super Science Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   pulp
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Super Sports

Total Issues: 59

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1938 – 1957: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1940; May-1943)
Publishers:   Columbia Publications
Editors:   Robert W. Lowndes
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly (Mar-1952 is Vol.9 no.3)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Super Sunday

Total Issues: 27

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Sep-1974 – 19-Jan-1975
Publishers:   Simavi
Formats:   broadsheet
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

Super Western

Total Issues: 4+8+6=18

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1937 – Mar-1938: Western Fiction Index
  Oct-1938 – Jan-1940, as Variety Western: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1939; Jan-1940)
  Mar-1940 – Jun-1941, as All-Novel Western: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1940, Feb-1941, Apr-1941, Jun-1941)

Publishers

  Aug-1937 – Mar-1938: Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
  Oct-1938 – Jun-1941: Ace Magazines

Editors

  Rose Wyn

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Sure-Fire Detective (Canada)

Despite the title this was not a Canadian reprint edition of Sure-Fire Detective Magazine but was a mixture of original stories and reprints from other US detective magazines.

The cover title was consistently Sure-Fire Detective but some issues were titled Sure-Fire Detective Stories internally.

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1942?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any before Aug-1941; Oct-1941; Apr-1942; any after Aug-1942)
Publishers:   Duchess Printing and Publishing Co.
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Sure-Fire Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 3

Short-lived magazine from Aaron Wyn's Magazine Publishers featuring rather standard fare for the period.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1937 – Jun-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Editors:   Harry Widmer
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Sure-Fire Detective Stories

see under Off Beat Detective Stories

Sure-Fire Screen Stories

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1934 – Apr-1934: General Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1934)
Publishers:   Dell
Editors:   M.C. Kelly
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Sure-Fire Western

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1936 – Jan-1939: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   started bimonthly but irregular
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Sure-Shot Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1945 – ?
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.

Surprise

Total Issues: 89

Boy's illustrated story-paper.

Issues & Index Sources

  5-Mar-1932 – 11-Nov-1933

#incorporated into Bullseye

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Editors

  F.G. Cordwell; Philip Davis (Assistant Editor)

Pagecounts

  28pp

Frequency

  weekly

Surprise Library

Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s
Publishers:   Surprise Liby
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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