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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


  Conde Nast (1913 - )


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


  standard format, later a big slick


  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


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


  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


  initially large tabloid (folio)





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


  Scion to Nov-1954 then Dragon Publications, Luton.


  Alistair Paterson to Nov-1954, then John Russell Fearn


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




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


  mostly monthly, but gaps

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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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


  James Henderson


  Alfred W. Barratt?





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


  Ace Magazines


  standard pulp




  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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Variety Love Stories (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Variety Love Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s
Formats:   pulp
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Variety Novels Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Probably changed to 12 Adventure Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1938: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ace Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Variety Sports Magazine

see under 12 Sports Aces

Variety Story Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Probably changed to 10 Action Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1938 – Oct-1938: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Variety Western

see under Super Western

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