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Popular Detective

Popular Detective is one of the basic detective pulps, both for its longevity (133 issues in 19 years) and for a consistent high quality of material from most of the top detective authors of the period.

There were three series of a Canadian reprint edition, one in the 1930s, one in the early 1940s, and one in the late 1940s/early 1950s, as well as a British reprint edition in the 1950s.

1934                    
v1 #1
Nov

v1 #2
Dec
1935
v1 #3
Jan

v1 #4
Feb

v2 #2
Mar

v2 #3
Apr

v3 #1
May

v3 #2
Jun

v3 #3
Jul

v4 #1
Aug

v4 #2
Sep

v4 #3
Oct

v5 #1
Nov

v5 #2
Dec
1936
v5 #3
Jan

v6 #1
Feb

v6 #2
Mar

v6 #3
Apr
v7 #1
May

v7 #2
Jun

v7 #3
Jul

v8 #1
Aug

v8 #2
Sep

v8 #3
Oct

v9 #1
Nov

v9 #2
Dec
1937
v9 #3
Jan

v10 #1
Feb

v10 #2
Mar

v10 #3
Apr

v11 #1
May

v11 #2
Jun

v11 #3
Jul

v12 #1
Aug

v12 #2
Sep

v12 #3
Oct

v13 #1
Nov

v13 #2
Dec
1938
v13 #3
Jan

v14 #1
Feb

v14 #2
Mar

v14 #3
Apr
 
v15 #1
Jun
 
v15 #2
Aug
 
v15 #3
Oct
 
v16 #1
Dec
1939  
v16 #2
Feb
 
v16 #3
Apr
 
v17 #1
Jun
 
v17 #2
Aug
 
v17 #3
Oct
 
v18 #1
Dec
1940  
v18 #2
Feb
 
v18 #3
Apr
 
v19 #1
Jun
 
v19 #2
Aug
 
v19 #3
Oct
 
v20 #1
Dec
1941  
v20 #2
Feb
 
v20 #3
Apr
 
v21 #1
Jun
 
v21 #2
Aug
 
v21 #3
Oct
 
v22 #1
Dec
1942  
v22 #2
Feb
 
v22 #3
Apr
 
v23 #1
Jun
 
v23 #2
Aug
 
v23 #3
Oct
 
v24 #1
Dec
1943  
v24 #2
Feb
 
v24 #3
Apr
 
v25 #1
Jun
 
v25 #2
Aug
 
v25 #3
Oct
 
v26 #1
Dec
1944  
v26 #2
Feb
 
v26 #3
Apr
 
v27 #1
Jun
 
v27 #2
Aug
 
v27 #3
Oct
 
v28 #1
Dec
1945  
v28 #2
Feb
 
v28 #3
Apr
 
v29 #1
Jun
 
v29 #2
Aug
 
v29 #3
Oct
 
v30 #1
Dec
1946  
v30 #2
Feb
 
v30 #3
Apr
 
v31 #1
Jun
 
v31 #2
Aug
   
v31 #3
Nov
 
1947
v32 #1
Jan
 
v32 #2
Mar
 
v32 #3
May
 
v33 #1
Jul
 
v33 #2
Sep
 
v33 #3
Nov
 
1948
v34 #1
Jan
 
v34 #2
Mar
 
v34 #3
May
 
v35 #1
Jul
 
v35 #2
Sep
 
v35 #3
Nov
 
1949
v36 #1
Jan
 
v36 #2
Mar
 
v36 #3
May
 
v37 #1
Jul
 
v37 #2
Sep
 
v37 #3
Nov
 
1950
v38 #1
Jan
 
v38 #2
Mar
 
v38 #3
May
 
v39 #1
Jul
 
v39 #2
Sep
 
v39 #3
Nov
 
1951
v40 #1
Jan
 
v40 #2
Mar
 
v40 #3
May
 
v41 #1
Jul
 
v41 #2
Sep
 
v41 #3
Nov
 
1952
v42 #1
Jan
 
v42 #2
Mar
 
v42 #3
May
 
v43 #1
Jul
 
v43 #2
Sep
 
v43 #3
Nov
 
1953
v44 #1
Jan
 
v44 #2
Mar
 
v44 #3
May
 
v45 #1
Fall
 

Canadian reprint edition

Other issues probably exist

1935          
v3 #2
Jun

v3 #3
Jul
         
1936                  
Oct
   
 
1941                  
v21 #2
Oct
   
1942
v21 #3
Jan
     
May
   
Aug
     
Dec
1943                
v24 #2
Sep
   
Dec
1944    
v24 #3
Mar
   
Jun
   
Sep
   
v35 #3
Dec
1945          
Jun
 
Aug
 
Oct
 
Dec
 
1949                    
v37 #3
Nov
 
1950
v38 #1
Jan
 
v38 #2
Mar
 
v38 #3
May
 
v39 #1
Jul
 
v39 #2
Sep
 
v39 #3
Nov
 
1951
v40 #1
Jan
                     

British reprint edition

There may be further issues

1949?
#1

#2
 
1950?
#3
#4  
1951?
#5
#6
#7
1952?
#8

#9

#10
1953?
#11

#12
#13
1954? #14