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The Vampire's Crypt

Total Issues: 25

This series of vampire genre fanzines is generally PG-13, some nudity in the art and a few R-rated stories. Featuring original vampire fiction, some interviews with well-known genre authors, and book reviews.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1989 – Spring 2002: Science Fiction Index
Website:   members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm
Editors:   Margaret L. Carter
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Vampires & Slayers

Total Issues: 1?

Fanzine covering a number of vampire-themed TV shows and including some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1999
Editors:   Edward Gross

Vanations

Total Issues: 6?

Fanzine - "a humourzine with fiction, sercon articles and poetry".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1952 – Jul-1953?
Editors:   Norman G. Browne
 

The Vanguard [1923]

Total Issues: 136

Boys' story paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Oct-1923 – 22-May-1926
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson, 12 Fetter Lane, London E.C.4
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   weekly (every Wednesday)

Vanguard [196?]

Religious paper which published "stories, features and pictures on Christian themes for youth; heroic, sport, missionary, etc."

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – in 1970s
Editors:   Bernard Watson (c. 1966); Malcolm Bale (c. 1971)
Prices:   9d; 7p
Frequency:   monthly

The Vanguard Library

Total Issues: 152

A change occurred in 1910 which saw the original run of the Vanguard as a Magnet-sized weekly come to an end and announced (#137) that the following week the paper would become Vanguard Library of Football, Sport and Adventure; however, the new paper was relaunched with issue 139. Had a larger paper size thereon, but lasted only three months.

Entitled The Vanguard Library, 1-137; Vanguard Library of Football, Sport and Aventure, 139-153

Issues & Index Sources:  4-May-1907 – 12-Apr-1910: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Trapps Holmes
Editors:   Henry T. Johnson (c. 1910)
Prices:   ½d
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   weekly (every Tuesday)

Vanguard Science Fiction

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1958: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Vanguard Science Fiction, New York
Editors:   James Blish
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Vanity Fair [1859]

Humour magazine with cartoons and poetry. Ran serials (often spoofs) inc. work by Charles F. Browne (as Artemus Ward) and FitzHugh Ludlow.

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Dec-1859 – 4-Jul-1863
Publishers:   L.H. Stepens
Editors:   W.A. Stephens
Frequency:   weekly (but Jan-1861 and Feb-1861 monthly)

Vanity Fair (US)

Originally a magazine of music, sports and drama, after its takeover by by Nast, and under Crowninshield's famous editorship, it became one of the leading society arts magazines in America. Authors of fiction included Lord Dunsany. In its revived latter-day form, it has continued to publish some fiction, including work by Norman Mailer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, etc.

Briefly retitled Dress and Vanity Fair, 1913 - 1914.

Issues & Index Sources

  1868 – Dec-1936: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Vogue

  1983 – present

Publishers

  Conde Nast (1913 - )

Website

  www.vanityfair.com

Editors

  1907 – 1911: Frank Harris
  1914 – 1935: Frank Crowninshield
  1984 – 1992: Tina Brown
  1992 – ?: Graydon Carter

Formats

  standard format, later a big slick

Frequency

  weekly, then monthly

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3
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Vanity Fair (UK) [1868]

Ran regular serials; merges with Hearth and Home.

Issues & Index Sources

  7-Nov-1868 – 1914
  1914 – Jun-1928, as Vanity Fair and Hearth and Home

Publishers

  Thomas Bowles to 1889; Arthur Evans to 1904, then Harmsworth

Editors

  Thomas Bowles to 1889, A.G. Witherby to 1900, Oliver Fry to 1904, B. Fletcher Robinson to 1907, Frank Harris to 1911, T.R. Allinson to 1913

Formats

  initially large tabloid (folio)

Pagecounts

  6-12pp

Frequency

  weekly

Vanity Fair (UK) [1949]

A British version of the American title (which was not actually extant in 1949, but revived later).

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   Conde Nast, London
Formats:   big slick
Frequency:   monthly

Vanity Fair Series

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Edward Brandus
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine

Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources

  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #5, 1954, as Vargo Statten British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #6, 1954 – v1 #12, 1955, as British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v2 #1, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955, as British Space Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Scion to Nov-1954 then Dragon Publications, Luton.

Editors

  Alistair Paterson to Nov-1954, then John Russell Fearn

Formats

  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: small pulp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #9, 1954: large digest
  v1 #11, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955: pocketbook

Prices

  1/6d

Pagecounts

  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: 64pp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v2 #7, 1955: 128pp

Frequency

  mostly monthly, but gaps

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Varieties

Total Issues: 127

Split into two 16 page sections, 1-24 includes Story Varieties supplement which becomes Pictorial Varieties supplement with issue 25.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Feb-1893 – 25-Jul-1896

#becomes The Garland

Publishers

  James Henderson

Editors

  Alfred W. Barratt?

Pagecounts

  32pp

Frequency

  weekly

Variety Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 8+8=16

Promising "12 stories for 10c", Variety Detective Magazine only lasted for 8 issues before changing to Lone Wolf Detective Magazine under which it ran for a further 8 years until wartime shortages brought it to an end.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1938 – Dec-1939: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Feb-1940 – Apr-1941, as Lone Wolf Detective Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2

Publishers

  Ace Magazines

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Frequency

  mostly bimonthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Variety Love Stories

Total Issues: 54

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – May-1949: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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