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Spicy/Speed Detective (Stories)

Spicy Detective Stories was one of the notorious Spicy pulps published by Culture Publications in the late 1930s which concentrated on a simple formula - fast action stories laced with sex. It ran for nine years under that title before the forces of reform forced it to change to the rather more sedate Speed Detective.

Note that from late 1935 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. Little information is known about the differences between these issues but some, at least, contained different stories and possibly had different covers. The covers for the censored versions are displayed in parallel below the uncensored covers.

A selection of stories was published by Malibu Graphics in 1989.

A spoof cover was also produced purporting to be an issue from the 1960's, with artwork based on the April 1937 issue of Spicy Mystery Stories, but precise details are unclear at the moment.

1934      
v1 #1
Apr
 
v1 #2
Jun

v1 #3
Jul

v1 #4
Aug

v1 #5
Sep

v1 #6
Oct

v2 #1
Nov

v2 #2
Dec
1935
v2 #3
Jan

v2 #4
Feb

v2 #5
Mar

v2 #6
Apr

v3 #1
May

v3 #2
Jun

v3 #3
Jul

v3 #4
Aug

v3 #5
Sep

v3 #6
Oct

v4 #1
Nov

v4 #2
Dec
                   
v4 #1
Nov

v4 #2
Dec
1936
v4 #3
Jan

v4 #4
Feb

v4 #5
Mar

v4 #6
Apr

v5 #1
May

v5 #2
Jun

v5 #3
Jul

v5 #4
Aug

v5 #5
Sep

v5 #6
Oct

v6 #1
Nov

v6 #2
Dec

v4 #3
Jan

v4 #4
Feb

v4 #5
Mar

v4 #6
Apr

v5 #1
May

v5 #2
Jun

v5 #3
Jul

v5 #4
Aug

v5 #5
Sep

v5 #6
Oct

v6 #1
Nov

v6 #2
Dec
1937
v6 #3
Jan

v6 #4
Feb

v6 #5
Mar

v6 #6
Apr

v7 #1
May

v7 #2
Jun

v7 #3
Jul

v7 #4
Aug

v7 #5
Sep

v7 #6
Oct

v8 #1
Nov

v8 #2
Dec

v6 #3
Jan

v6 #4
Feb

v6 #5
Mar

v6 #6
Apr

v7 #1
May

v7 #2
Jun

v7 #3
Jul

v7 #4
Aug

v7 #5
Sep
     
1938
v8 #3
Jan

v8 #4
Feb

v8 #5
Mar

v8 #6
Apr

v9 #1
May

v9 #2
Jun

v9 #3
Jul

v9 #4
Aug

v9 #5
Sep

v9 #6
Oct

v10 #1
Nov

v10 #2
Dec
1939
v10 #3
Jan

v10 #4
Feb

v10 #5
Mar

v10 #6
Apr

v11 #1
May

v11 #2
Jun

v11 #3
Jul

v11 #4
Aug

v11 #5
Sep

v11 #6
Oct

v12 #1
Nov

v12 #2
Dec
1940
v12 #3
Jan

v12 #4
Feb

v12 #5
Mar

v12 #6
Apr

v13 #1
May

v13 #2
Jun

v13 #3
Jul

v13 #4
Aug

v13 #5
Sep

v13 #6
Oct

v14 #1
Nov

v14 #2
Dec
1941 v14 #3
Jan

v14 #4
Feb

v14 #5
Mar

v14 #6
Apr

v15 #1
May

v15 #2
Jun

v15 #3
Jul

v15 #4
Aug

v15 #5
Sep

v15 #6
Oct

v16 #1
Nov

v16 #2
Dec
1942
v16 #3
Jan

v16 #4
Feb

v16 #5
Mar

v16 #6
Apr

v17 #1
May

v17 #2
Jun

v17 #3
Jul

v17 #4
Aug

v17 #5
Sep

v17 #6
Oct

v18 #1
Nov

v18 #2
Dec
1943
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb

v1 #3
Mar

v1 #4
Apr

v1 #5
May

v1 #6
Jun

v2 #1
Jul

v2 #2
Aug

v2 #3
Sep
 
v2 #4
Nov
 
1944
v2 #5
Jan
 
v2 #6
Mar
 
v3 #1
May
 
v3 #2
Jul
   
v3 #3
Oct
 
v3 #4
Dec
1945  
v3 #5
Feb
 
v3 #6
Apr
 
v4 #1
Jun
 
v4 #2
Aug
 
v4 #3
Oct
 
v4 #4
Dec
1946  
v4 #5
Feb
   
v4 #6
May
   
v5 #1
Aug
 
v5 #2
Oct
 
v5 #3
Dec
1947  
v5 #4
Feb
                   

Malibu Graphics collection

1989

Spoof Cover

1967            
Jul

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