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Action Stories

One of the great multi-genre pulps, Action Stories ran for an impressive 224 issues over a 30-year period. Launched in September 1921 by Fiction House, it managed a regular monthly schedule for 11 years, to the end of 1932, when there was a brief hiatus. It then picked up again on a (mainly) bi-monthly basis from 1934 to 1943, before dropping back to a quarterly schedule for the final seven years of its life.

A British reprint edition ran from April 1923 to January 1928, as well as in the 1950s, but precise details are not known at this stage.

1921                
v1 #1
Sep
v1 #2
Oct

v1 #3
Nov
v1 #4
Dec
1922 v1 #5
Jan

v1 #6
Feb
v1 #7
Mar

v1 #8
Apr

v1 #9
May

v1 #10
Jun
v1 #11
Jul

v1 #12
Aug
v2 #1
Sep
v2 #2
Oct
v2 #3
Nov
v2 #4
Dec
1923
v2 #5
Jan

v2 #6
Feb

v2 #7
Mar

v2 #8
Apr

v2 #9
May
v2 #10
Jun

v2 #11
Jul
v2 #12
Aug
v3 #1
Sep
v3 #2
Oct

v3 #3
Nov
v3 #4
Dec
1924
v3 #5
Jan

v3 #6
Feb
v3 #7
Mar

v3 #8
Apr
v3 #9
May

v3 #10
Jun

v3 #11
Jul

v3 #12
Aug

v4 #1
Sep

v4 #2
Oct

v4 #3
Nov

v4 #4
Dec
1925 v4 #5
Jan

v4 #6
Feb

v4 #7
Mar
v4 #8
Apr

v4 #9
May

v4 #10
Jun

v4 #11
Jul

v4 #12
Aug

v5 #1
Sep

v5 #2
Oct

v5 #3
Nov

v5 #4
Dec
1926
v5 #5
Jan

v5 #6
Feb

v5 #7
Mar
v5 #8
Apr

v5 #9
May
v5 #10
Jun
v5 #11
Jul

v5 #12
Aug

v6 #1
Sep

v6 #2
Oct

v6 #3
Nov

v6 #4
Dec
1927
v6 #5
Jan

v6 #6
Feb

v6 #7
Mar

v6 #8
Apr

v6 #9
May
v6 #10
Jun
v6 #11
Jul
v6 #12
Aug
v7 #1
Sep

v7 #2
Oct

v7 #3
Nov

v7 #4
Dec
1928
v7 #5
Jan

v7 #6
Feb

v7 #7
Mar
v7 #8
Apr
v7 #9
May

v7 #10
Jun

v7 #11
Jul

v7 #12
Aug

v8 #1
Sep

v8 #2
Oct

v8 #3
Nov

v8 #4
Dec
1929 v8 #5
Jan
v8 #6
Feb

v8 #7
Mar

v8 #8
Apr

v8 #9
May
v8 #10
Jun

v8 #11
Jul

v8 #12
Aug
v9 #1
Sep

v9 #2
Oct

v9 #3
Nov

v9 #4
Dec
1930
v9 #5
Jan

v9 #6
Feb

v9 #7
Mar

v9 #8
Apr

v9 #9
May

v9 #10
Jun

v9 #11
Jul

v9 #12
Aug

v10 #1
Sep

v10 #2
Oct
v10 #3
Nov

v10 #4
Dec
1931
v10 #5
Jan

v10 #6
Feb

v10 #7
Mar
v10 #8
Apr

v10 #9
May

v10 #10
Jun
v10 #11
Jul
v10 #12
Aug
v11 #1
Sep

v11 #2
Oct

v11 #3
Nov

v11 #4
Dec
1932
v11 #5
Jan
v11 #6
Feb

v11 #7
Mar
v11 #8
Apr
v11 #9
May

v11 #10
Jun
v11 #11
Jul

v11 #12
Aug

v12 #1
Sep

v12 #2
Oct

v12 #3
Nov

v12 #4
Dec
1933                    
v12 #5
Nov/Dec
1934 v12 #6
Jan/Feb

v12 #7
Mar/Apr
 
v12 #8
Jun
 
v12 #9
Aug
 
v12 #10
Oct
 
v12 #11
Dec
1935  
v12 #12
Feb
 
v13 #1
Apr
 
v13 #2
Jun
 
v13 #3
Aug
 
v13 #4
Oct
 
v13 #5
Dec
1936  
v13 #6
Feb
 
v13 #7
Apr
 
v13 #8
Jun
 
v13 #9
Aug

v13 #10
Sep

v13 #11
Oct

v13 #12
Nov

v14 #1
Dec
1937
v14 #2
Jan

v14 #3
Feb
 
v14 #4
Apr
 
v14 #5
Jun
 
v14 #6
Aug
 
v14 #7
Oct
 
v14 #8
Dec
1938  
v14 #9
Feb
 
v14 #10
Apr
 
v14 #11
Jun
 
v14 #12
Aug
 
v15 #1
Oct
 
v15 #2
Dec
1939  
v15 #3
Feb
 
v15 #4
Apr
   
v15 #5
Jul
   
v15 #6
Oct
 
v15 #7
Dec
1940  
v15 #8
Feb
 
v15 #9
Apr
 
v15 #10
Jun
 
v15 #11
Aug
 
v15 #12
Oct
 
v16 #1
Dec
1941  
v16 #2
Feb
 
v16 #3
Apr
 
v16 #4
Jun
 
v16 #5
Aug
 
v16 #6
Oct
 
v16 #7
Dec
1942  
v16 #8
Feb
 
v16 #9
Apr
 
v16 #10
Jun
 
v16 #11
Aug
 
v16 #12
Oct
 
v17 #1
Dec
1943  
v17 #2
Feb
 
v17 #3
Apr

v17 #4
Summer

v17 #5
Fall

v17 #6
Winter
1944
v17 #7
Spring

v17 #8
Summer

v17 #9
Fall

v17 #10
Winter
1945
v17 #11
Spring

v17 #12
Summer

v18 #1
Fall

v18 #2
Winter
1946
v18 #3
Spring

v18 #4
Summer

v18 #5
Fall

v18 #6
Winter
1947
v18 #7
Spring

v18 #8
Summer

v18 #9
Fall

v18 #10
Winter
1948
v18 #11
Spring

v18 #12
Summer

v19 #1
Fall

v19 #2
Winter
1949
v19 #3
Spring

v19 #4
Summer

v19 #5
Fall

v19 #6
Winter
1950
v19 #7
Spring

v19 #8
Summer
   

British reprint edition

It is not currently clear if all the issues in the first series exist. A later reprint series exists in the 1950s, but few details are currently known.

1923       Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1924 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1925 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1926 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1927 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1928 Jan                      
 
1949

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