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Under the Gas Light

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1878
Publishers:   Gaslight Pub.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Underworld

Total Issues: 20+66+4=90

Despite the title, The Underworld featured better than average action crime stories, mainly by authors unknown today, most initially reprinted from other Munsey titles. Launched in 1927 it ran for 93 issues under a variety of title variations before folding in 1935.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1927 – Aug-1928: Crime Fiction Index
  Dec-1928 – Mar-1935, as The Underworld Magazine: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: May-1929)
  Apr-1935 – Jul-1935, as The Underworld Detective: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  May-1927 – Aug-1928: J. Thomas Wood
  Dec-1928 – Sep-1929: Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Harold Hersey)
  Oct-1929 – Jul-1935: Carwood Publishing (Tom Wood), briefly as

Editors

  May-1927 – Aug-1928: Tom Chadburn
  Dec-1928 – Sep-1929: Harold Hersey
  Oct-1929 – Dec-1930: Tom Chadburn
  Jan-1931 – Jan-1932: A.A. Wyn
  Feb-1932 – Jul-1935: Tom Wood

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Jan-1927 – Jul-1927: 25c
  Aug-1927 – Jul-1935: 15c

Pagecounts

  May-1927 – Jul-1927: 128pp
  Aug-1927 – Mar-1928: 96pp
  Apr-1928 – Jan-1930: 112pp
  Feb-1930 – Jul-1935: 128pp

Frequency

  Jan-1927 – Sep-1927: monthly
  5-Oct-1927 – 20-Jan-1928: twice monthly (5th and 20th)
  Feb-1928 – Jul-1935: mostly monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Underworld [1930] (UK)

British reprint edition of The Underworld.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Underworld [1951] (UK)

Total Issues: 2?

Short-lived magazine with a mix of reprints from US pulps and original stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1951 – Spring 1952?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   S.D. Frances
Editors:   Maurice Read
Prices:   2/-
Pagecounts:   64pp
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The Underworld Detective [1930s]

see under The Underworld

The Underworld Detective [1950s]

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   World at War Publishing Co., 19 W. 44th St., New York, NY., 55 Morton St., New York, NY
Frequency:   nine times a year

Underworld Love Stories

see under Underworld Romances

The Underworld Magazine

see under The Underworld

Underworld Romances

Total Issues: 3+1=4

Short-lived attempt to merge the gang and love pulp genres.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1931 – Jan-1932: Crime Fiction Index
  Feb-1932, as Underworld Love Stories: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Popular Publications

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Underworlds

Total Issues: 2

Underworlds was launched as a tri-annual paperback magazine that sought "to create a bridge between crime fiction (especially, but not necessarily exclusively, of the noir school) and horror fiction". It folded after only two issues in two years.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2002 – Dec-2004: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Underworlds Magazine, Ridgewood, NY
Editors:   Thomas Deja (#1), Sean Wallace (#2)
Formats:   7½" x 9" spiral-bound
Prices:   $5.99
Pagecounts:   108pp
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Underworld Stories

Another thin Australian digest, this one seemingly containing only reprint stories Subtitled "incorporating Crime Story Magazine" even though Crime Story Magazine was being published at the same time.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except v5 #1)
Publishers:   Blue Diamond Publishing Company
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Undinal Songs

Fanzine labelled "a magazine necrophilia and vampirism" which specialised in "the portrayal of death as a lover" and contains a mixture of short stories and poems.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Leilah Wendell, Oakdale, New York
Editors:   Leilah Wendell

Undine Library

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1901
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Unearth

Total Issues: 8

A small press SF magazine devoted to beginning writers.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1977 – Winter 1979: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Unearth Publications, Boston
Editors:   Jonathan Ostrowsky-Lantz and John M. Landsberg
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $1.00 (but varied)
Pagecounts:   128pp (but varied)
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Unhinged

Total Issues: 6

Small press fantasy/horror fiction magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1999 – #6, 2000: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Paul J. Lockey
Editors:   Paul J. Lockey
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   80
Frequency:   irregular
 
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The Union Jack

Total Issues: 193

Labelled "New Series" from issue 144 (3-Oct-1882).

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jan-1880 – 25-Sep-1883

#superseded by The Union Jack Library

Publishers

  1-Jan-1880 – 26-Sep-1882: Sampson Low
  3-Oct-1882 – 25-Sep-1883: Cecil Brooks

Editors

  Jan-1880 – Aug-1880: W.H.G. Kingston
  Aug-1880 – 1883: G.A. Henty

Formats

  large tabloid

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

The Union Jack Library [1888]

Total Issues: 12

Lofts states "It is believed to have been published weekly," but Gifford gives monthly. "Small pocket size which portrayed on its cover a soldier on one side, a sailor on the other, with a Union Jack spread across the top. Very bloodthirsty stories published. The numbering was very crude, as some copies were numbered one number on the cover and a different one inside. (e.g. issue 3 has No.6 on the cover)." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  1888
Publishers:   General Publishing Co.
Frequency:   monthly

The Union Jack Library [1894]

Total Issues: 494+1531=2025

Best known as the home of Sexton Blake (the character had had first appeared in The Halfpenny Marvel, 1893, then was moved over to The Union Jack in 1894). Contained complete stories of 36-40,000 words. Early covers were by H.M. Lewis, well served by the introduction of colour covers in the early 1920s, although it was not long before Blake's best artist, Eric R. Parker came on the scene. The Detective Supplement was introduced around 1921, some 12,000 words of material (the lead story was at that time around 25-30,000 words).

aka Union Jack

Issues & Index Sources

  28-Apr-1894 – 10-Oct-1903: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  17-Oct-1903 – 18-Feb-1933: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#becomes Detective Weekly

Publishers

  Harmsworth (Amalgamated Press)

Editors

  1894: Somers J. Summers
  William H. Maas
  J.H. Pym
  in 1890s: Percy C. Bishop
  1895: Ernest Goddard
  1903 – 1904: Norman Goddard
  1904 – ?: William H. Back
  c. 1912 – 1914: Lewis Carlton
  c. 1914: Robert Murray Graydon (briefly during War)
  ? – 1921: Walter Shute
  1921 – 1933: H.W. Twyman
  S. Rossiter Shepherd [Assistant Editor]
  Jack Hunt [Assistant Editor]

Formats

  enlarged to large tabloid

Prices

  ½d; increased to 1d; 2d from #885

Pagecounts

  20pp; 28pp

Frequency

  weekly
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Union Library

Total Issues: 23

Issues & Index Sources:  4-Jan-1890 – 7-Jun-1890: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Union Library Co., 18 Rose St., New York
Formats:   9 x 6"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32
Frequency:   Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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