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Venus [1958]

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – 1960: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Venus [1973]

Subtitled "entertainment for the contemporary woman".

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1973 – ?
Publishers:   California Girl Publishing, New York


Formerly Treasure House.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 1998?
Publishers:   Suite 3A, 1106 Oak Hill Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 (in 1998)
Editors:   J.G. Wofensberger (in 1998)
Frequency:   thrice-yearly
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Verbicide Magazine

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2000 – Winter 2009: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Scissor Press, New Haven, CT
Editors:   Jackson Ellis
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   $3.95
Frequency:   thrice-yearly


Total Issues: 4+2+1=7

Following the successful launch of Manhunt, the publishers launched a similar magazine as Verdict but it never made a mark in a crowded market and folded after only 4 issues, The same publishers tried again three years later but, again, the magazine folded after a brief run.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1953 – Sep-1953: Crime Fiction Index
  Aug-1956 – Nov-1956, as Verdict Crime Detection Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  Jan-1957, as Verdict: Crime Fiction Index


  Flying Eagle Publications








  monthly; 2nd series irregular

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Verdict (UK)

Total Issues: 8

British reprint edition with the first four issues reprinting from Verdict, the fourth from Manhunt and the remaining three issues from Pursuit.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1953 – Aug-1954: Crime Fiction Index
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Verdict Crime Detection Magazine

see under Verdict

Verdict Detective Story Magazine (Australia)

Total Issues: 10 (at least)

Australian reprint edition of Manhunt Detective Story Monthly.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1955 – Dec-1955?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: v1 #10)
Publishers:   Original Novels
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Verified Detective Yearbook

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?


Issues & Index Sources:  mid 1940s
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   2/-


Magazine containing fiction, political commentary, reviews of on-line music, etc.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 2000s
Publishers:   Rembrandt and Company Publishers International, St. Petersburg, Florida
Editors:   Benjamin Scarlato

Vermont Ink

A short story and poetry magazine published four times a year in Burlington, VT.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Editors:   Donna J. Leach
Frequency:   quarterly


Called a 'magazine of salient short stories'.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Frequency:   quarterly

"The Versatile" Library

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1896
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.


Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1973 – Aug-1975: Science Fiction Index


  Mankind Publishing, Los Angeles


  Donald J. Pfeil


  Apr-1973 – Apr-1975: slick
  Jun-1975 – Aug-1975: tabloid


  Apr-1973 – Apr-1975: $1.50
  Jun-1975 – Aug-1975: $1.00


  Apr-1973 – Apr-1975: 96pp
  Jun-1975 – Aug-1975: 48pp (reducing to 32pp)



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Vice Over America

Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1951
Publishers:   Designs Publishing Corp., 211 E. 37th St., New York, NY

Vice-Squad Detective [1935]

Total Issues: 1

Published as a direct challenge to Spicy Detective Stories, the stories in Vice-Squad Detective were even sexier and it is believed that most copies were seized by police prior to distribution, which may explain why there was no second issue.

Although dated as 1933 by many authorities, its publication was noted in the July 1935 issue of Author & Journalist.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1935: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4
Publishers:   Graphic Arts, Inc., 501 7th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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