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Ace-High (Western) (Stories) Magazine

Ace-High Magazine started as a general adventure pulp, published by Readers' Publishing Corp (a division of Clayton Magazines) in September 1921. They published some 246 issues, mainly on a twice-monthly basis, and even spawned a short-lived companion magazine called Ace-High Novels, but the magazine finally folded in June 1933. One pecularity of this phase is that the penultimate issue was printed as both "May 1933" and "First May Issue 1933", although the issues were otherwise identical.

The magazine was revived five months later by Dell Publishing, who retained the magazine name but shifted the emphasis heavily to Westerns (the tag-line on the magazine cover changed from "Western, Action and Sports Stories" to "Western! Action! Adventure!"). However, this version lasted for only 15 issues before the magazine folded again in January 1935.

The title was then picked up by Popular Publications in August 1936, who further emphasized the Western content by renaming the magazine to Ace-High Western Magazine and by adopting the yellow background on the cover that was synonymous with Westerns at the time. It also restarted the issue numbering at v1 #1. Bizarrely, however, after only seven issues under this name, the title reverted to Ace-High Magazine and after a further eight issues seems to have reverted to the issue numbering of the original magazine.

The covers, however, stayed in the same bright yellow "Western" pulp style as before, and by March 1939 the cover title clearly read Ace-High Western Stories Magazine. Six months later the magazine again folded, although only briefly this time. In February 1940 it was launched yet again, starting again at v1 #1 but now under the name Ace-High Western Stories Magazine and published by Fictioneers, Inc. (a division of Popular Publications), continuing as such for a further eleven years until it finally merged with .44 Western Magazine in 1951.

British and Canadian reprint editions exist for the magazine.

My thanks to Edward P. Berglund for clarifying the history of the first series of this magazine.

1921                
v1 #1
Sep
v1 #2
Oct
v2 #1
Nov
v2 #2
Dec
 
1922 v3 #1
Jan
v3 #2
Feb

v4 #1
Mar
v4 #2
Apr
v5 #1
May
v5 #2
Jun
v6 #1
Jul

v6 #2
Aug
v7 #1
Sep
       
1922            
v7 #2
1st Oct
v7 #3
2nd Oct

v8 #1
1st Nov
v8 #2
2nd Nov
v8 #3
1st Dec
v8 #4
2nd Dec
 
1923
v9 #1
1st Jan
v9 #2
2nd Jan
v9 #3
1st Feb

v9 #4
2nd Feb
v10 #1
1st Mar

v10 #2
2nd Mar

v10 #3
1st Apr
v10 #4
2nd Apr
v11 #1
1st May

v11 #2
2nd May

v11 #3
1st Jun
v11 #4
2nd Jun
 
1923
v12 #1
1st Jul
v12 #2
2nd Jul

v12 #3
1st Aug

v12 #4
2nd Aug
v13 #1
1st Sep
v13 #2
2nd Sep
v13 #3
1st Oct
v13 #4
2nd Oct
v14 #1
1st Nov

v14 #2
2nd Nov

v14 #3
1st Dec
v14 #4
2nd Dec
 
1924 v15 #1
1st Jan

v15 #2
2nd Jan
v15 #3
1st Feb

v15 #4
2nd Feb
v16 #1
1st Mar

v16 #2
2nd Mar

v16 #3
1st Apr

v16 #4
2nd Apr

v17 #1
1st May
v17 #2
2nd May
v17 #3
1st Jun

v17 #4
2nd Jun
 
1924
v18 #1
1st Jul
v18 #2
2nd Jul
v18 #3
1st Aug
v18 #4
2nd Aug

v19 #1
1st Sep

v19 #2
2nd Sep
v19 #3
1st Oct

v19 #4
2nd Oct

v20 #1
1st Nov
v20 #2
2nd Nov
v20 #3
1st Dec

v20 #4
2nd Dec
 
1925 v21 #1
1st Jan

v21 #2
2nd Jan

v21 #3
1st Feb
v21 #4
2nd Feb

v22 #1
1st Mar

v22 #2
2nd Mar
v22 #3
1st Apr

v22 #4
2nd Apr

v23 #1
1st May

v23 #2
2nd May

v23 #3
1st Jun
v23 #4
2nd Jun
 
1925
v24 #1
1st Jul
v24 #2
2nd Jul

v24 #3
1st Aug

v24 #4
2nd Aug

v25 #1
1st Sep

v25 #2
2nd Sep
v25 #3
1st Oct

v25 #4
2nd Oct

v26 #1
1st Nov

v26 #2
2nd Nov

v26 #3
1st Dec

v26 #4
2nd Dec
 
1926
v27 #1
1st Jan

v27 #2
2nd Jan

v27 #3
1st Feb

v27 #4
2nd Feb

v28 #1
1st Mar

v28 #2
2nd Mar

v28 #3
1st Apr

v28 #4
2nd Apr
v29 #1
1st May

v29 #2
2nd May

v29 #3
1st Jun

v29 #4
2nd Jun
 
1926
v30 #1
1st Jul

v30 #2
2nd Jul
v30 #3
1st Aug

v30 #4
2nd Aug

v31 #1
1st Sep

v31 #2
2nd Sep

v31 #3
1st Oct

v32 #4
2nd Oct
v33 #1
1st Nov

v33 #2
2nd Nov
v33 #3
1st Dec

v33 #4
2nd Dec
 
1927
v34 #1
1st Jan

v34 #2
2nd Jan

v34 #3
1st Feb

v34 #4
2nd Feb

v35 #1
1st Mar

v35 #2
2nd Mar

v35 #3
1st Apr

v35 #4
2nd Apr

v36 #1
1st May

v36 #2
2nd May

v36 #3
1st Jun

v36 #4
2nd Jun
 
1927
v37 #1
1st Jul

v37 #2
2nd Jul

v37 #3
1st Aug

v37 #4
2nd Aug

v38 #1
1st Sep

v38 #2
2nd Sep

v38 #3
1st Oct

v38 #4
2nd Oct

v39 #1
1st Nov

v39 #2
2nd Nov

v39 #3
1st Dec

v39 #4
2nd Dec
 
1928
v40 #1
1st Jan

v40 #2
2nd Jan

v40 #3
1st Feb

v40 #4
2nd Feb

v41 #1
1st Mar

v41 #2
2nd Mar

v41 #3
1st Apr

v41 #4
2nd Apr

v42 #1
1st May

v42 #2
2nd May

v42 #3
1st Jun

v42 #4
2nd Jun
 
1928
v43 #1
1st Jul

v43 #2
2nd Jul

v43 #3
1st Aug

v43 #4
2nd Aug

v44 #1
1st Sep

v44 #2
2nd Sep

v44 #3
1st Oct

v44 #4
2nd Oct

v45 #1
1st Nov

v45 #2
2nd Nov

v45 #3
1st Dec

v45 #4
2nd Dec
 
1929
v46 #1
1st Jan
v46 #2
2nd Jan

v46 #3
1st Feb

v46 #4
2nd Feb

v47 #1
1st Mar

v47 #2
2nd Mar

v47 #3
1st Apr

v47 #4
2nd Apr

v48 #1
1st May

v48 #2
2nd May

v48 #3
1st Jun

v48 #4
2nd Jun
 
1929
v49 #1
1st Jul

v49 #2
2nd Jul

v49 #3
1st Aug

v49 #4
2nd Aug

v50 #1
1st Sep

v50 #2
2nd Sep

v50 #3
1st Oct

v50 #4
2nd Oct

v51 #1
1st Nov

v51 #2
2nd Nov

v51 #3
1st Dec

v51 #4
2nd Dec
 
1930
v52 #1
1st Jan

v52 #2
2nd Jan

v52 #3
1st Feb

v52 #4
2nd Feb

v53 #1
1st Mar

v53 #2
2nd Mar

v53 #3
1st Apr

v53 #4
2nd Apr

v54 #1
1st May

v54 #2
2nd May

v54 #3
1st Jun

v54 #4
2nd Jun
v55 #1
3rd Jun
1930
v55 #2
1st Jul

v55 #3
2nd Jul

v55 #4
1st Aug

v56 #1
2nd Aug

v56 #2
1st Sep

v56 #3
2nd Sep

v56 #4
1st Oct

v57 #1
2nd Oct

v57 #2
1st Nov

v57 #3
2nd Nov

v57 #4
1st Dec

v58 #1
2nd Dec

v58 #2
1st Jan
1931
1931
v58 #3
2nd Jan

v58 #4
3rd Jan

v59 #1
1st Feb

v59 #2
2nd Feb

v59 #3
1st Mar

v59 #4
2nd Mar

v60 #1
1st Apr

v60 #2
2nd Apr

v60 #3
1st May

v60 #4
2nd May

v61 #1
1st Jun

v61 #2
2nd Jun

v61 #3
1st Jul
1931
v61 #4
2nd Jul

v62 #1
3rd Jul

v62 #2
1st Aug

v62 #3
2nd Aug

v62 #4
1st Sep

v63 #1
2nd Sep

v63 #2
1st Oct

v63 #3
2nd Oct

v63 #4
3rd Oct

v64 #1
1st Nov

v64 #2
2nd Nov

v64 #3
1st Dec

v64 #4
2nd Dec
1932
v65 #1
1st Jan

v65 #2
2nd Jan

v65 #3
1st Feb

v65 #4
2nd Feb

v66 #1
1st Mar

v66 #2
2nd Mar

v66 #3
Apr
 
v66 #4
May
 
v67 #1
Jun
   
1932
v67 #2
Jul
 
v67 #3
Aug
 
v67 #4
Sep
 
v68 #1
Oct
 
v68 #2
1st Nov

v68 #3
2nd Nov

v68 #4
1st Dec

v69 #1
2nd Dec
 
1933
v69 #2
1st Jan

v69 #3
2nd Jan

v69 #4
1st Feb

v70 #1
2nd Feb

v70 #2
1st Mar

v70 #3
2nd Mar

v70 #4
1st Apr

v71 #1
2nd Apr

v71 #2
May

v71 #3
Jun

v71 #4
Nov

v71 #5
Dec
1934
v71 #6
Jan

v71 #7
Feb

v72 #1
Mar

v72 #2
Apr
 
v72 #3
Jun
 
v72 #4
Aug

v72 #5
Sep

v72 #6
Oct

v73 #1
Nov

v73 #2
Dec
 
1935
v73 #3
Jan
                       
1936              
v1 #1
Aug

v1 #2
Sep

v1 #3
Oct

v1 #4
Nov

v2 #1
Dec
 
1937
v2 #2
Jan

v2 #3
Feb

v2 #4
Mar

v3 #1
Apr

v3 #2
May

v3 #3
Jun
v3 #4
Jul

v4 #1
Aug

v4 #2
Sep

v4 #3
Oct

v80 #1
Nov

v80 #2
Dec
 
1938
v81 #3
Jan

v80 #4
Feb

v81 #1
Mar

v81 #2
Apr

v81 #3
May
v81 #4
Jun

v82 #1
Jul

v82 #2
Aug

v82 #3
Sep

v82 #4
Oct

v83 #1
Nov
v83 #2
Dec
 
1939
v83 #3
Jan

v83 #4
Feb

v84 #1
Mar

v84 #2
Apr

v84 #3
May

v84 #4
Jun

v85 #1
Jul

v85 #2
Aug

v85 #3
Sep

v85 #4
Oct

v86 #1
Nov
   
1940  
v1 #1
Feb
 
v1 #2
Apr
 
v1 #3
Jun
 
v1 #4
Aug
v2 #1
Sep

v2 #2
Oct

v2 #3
Nov

v2 #4
Dec
 
1941
v3 #1
Jan

v3 #2
Feb

v3 #3
Mar
  v3 #4
May
 
v4 #1
Jul
 
v4 #2
Sep
 
v4 #3
Nov
   
1942
v4 #4
Jan
 
v5 #1
Mar
 
v5 #2
May
 
v5 #3
Jul
 
v5 #4
Sep
  v6 #1
Nov
   
1943
v6 #2
Jan
 
v6 #3
Mar
 
v6 #4
May
 
v7 #1
Jul
 
v7 #2
Sep
 
v7 #3
Nov
   
1944
v7 #4
Jan
 
v8 #1
Mar
 
v8 #2
May
 
v8 #3
Jul
 
v8 #4
Sep
 
v9 #1
Nov
   
1945
v9 #2
Jan
 
v9 #3
Mar
 
v9 #4
May
 
v10 #1
Jul
 
v10 #2
Sep
 
v10 #3
Nov
   
1946
v10 #4
Jan

v11 #1
Feb

v11 #2
Mar

v11 #3
Apr

v11 #4
May

v12 #1
Jun

v12 #2
Jul

v12 #3
Aug

v12 #4
Sep

v13 #1
Oct

v13 #2
Nov

v13 #3
Dec
 
1947
v13 #4
Jan

v14 #1
Feb

v14 #2
Mar

v14 #3
Apr

v14 #4
May

v15 #1
Jun

v15 #2
Jul

v15 #3
Aug

v16 #4
Sep

v17 #1
Oct

v17 #2
Nov

v17 #3
Dec
 
1948
v17 #4
Jan

v18 #1
Feb

v18 #2
Mar

v18 #3
Apr

v18 #4
May

v19 #1
Jun

v19 #2
Jul

v19 #3
Aug

v19 #4
Sep

v20 #1
Oct

v20 #2
Nov

v20 #3
Dec
 
1949
v20 #4
Jan

v21 #1
Feb

v21 #2
Mar
 
v21 #3
May
 
v21 #4
Jul
 
v22 #1
Sep
 
v22 #2
Nov
   
1950
v22 #3
Jan
 
v22 #4
Mar
 
v23 #1
May
 
v23 #2
Jul
 
v23 #3
Sep
 
v23 #4
Nov
   
1951
v24 #1
Jan
   
v24 #2
Apr
 
v24 #3
Jun
             

British reprint edition

Other issues may exist.

1946                  
v1 #1
Oct
 
v1 #2
Dec
194x                    
1950
#1

#2
                   
1951 #3
#4

#5
                 

Canadian reprint edition

Other issues probably exist.

1932          
2nd Mar
             
 
1949             v21 #4
Jul
         
1950
Jan
             
Sep
     
1951
Jan
                     

Ace-High Novels Magazine/Monthly

This companion magazine was created because "Ace-High readers wanted more novels; it wasn't feasible to publish more novels in Ace-High Magazine or to publish Ace-High Magazine more often--hence, Ace-High Novels", but only lasted for 7 issues.

1932      
v1 #1
Apr

v1 #2
May

v1 #3
Jun

v2 #1
Jul

v2 #2
Aug

v2 #3
Sep

v3 #1
Oct