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Spicy/Speed Western Stories

Spicy Western 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 six years under that title before the forces of reform forced it to change to the rather more sedate Speed Western Stories.

Note that from 1936 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 1990.

1936                    
v1 #1
Nov

v1 #2
Dec
                   
v1 #1
Nov

v1 #2
Dec
1937
v1 #3
Jan

v1 #4
Feb

v1 #5
Mar

v1 #6
Apr

v2 #1
May

v2 #2
Jun

v2 #3
Jul

v2 #4
Aug

v2 #5
Sep

v2 #6
Oct

v3 #1
Nov

v3 #2
Dec

v1 #3
Jan
   
v1 #6
Apr

v2 #1
May

v2 #2
Jun
           
1938
v3 #3
Jan

v3 #4
Feb

v3 #5
Mar

v3 #6
Apr

v4 #1
May

v4 #2
Jun
 
v4 #3
Aug
 
v4 #4
Oct
 
v4 #5
Dec
1939
v4 #6
Jan
 
v5 #1
Mar
 
v5 #2
May
 
v5 #3
Jul
 
v5 #4
Sep
 
v5 #5
Nov
 
1940
v5 #6
Jan
 
v6 #1
Mar
 
v6 #2
May
 
v6 #3
Jul
 
v6 #4
Sep

v6 #5
Oct

v6 #6
Nov

v7 #1
Dec
1941
v7 #2
Jan

v7 #3
Feb

v7 #4
Mar

v7 #5
Apr
 
v7 #6
Jun
 
v8 #1
Aug

v8 #2
Sep

v8 #3
Oct

v8 #4
Nov

v8 #5
Dec
1942
v8 #6
Jan

v9 #1
Feb

v9 #2
Mar

v9 #3
Apr
 
v9 #4
Jun
 
v9 #5
Aug

v9 #6
Sep

v10 #1
Oct

v10 #2
Nov

v10 #3
Dec
1943
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb

v1 #3
Mar

v1 #4
Apr
 
v1 #5
Jun
 
v1 #6
Aug
 
v2 #1
Oct
 
v2 #2
Dec
1944  
v2 #3
Feb
 
v2 #4
Apr
 
v2 #5
Jun
 
v2 #6
Aug

v3 #1
Sep

v3 #2
Oct

v3 #3
Nov

v3 #4
Dec
1945
v3 #5
Jan

v3 #6
Feb

v4 #1
Mar

v4 #2
Apr

v4 #3
May

v4 #4
Jun

v4 #5
Jul

v4 #6
Aug

v5 #1
Sep

v5 #2
Oct

v5 #3
Nov

v5 #4
Dec
1946
v5 #5
Jan

v5 #6
Feb

v6 #1
Mar
 
v6 #2
May
 
v6 #3
Jul
 
v6 #4
Sep
 
v6 #5
Nov

v6 #6
Dec
1947
v7 #1
Jan

v7 #2
Feb
 
v7 #3
Apr
   
v7 #4
Jul
   
v7 #5
Oct
   
1948
v7 #6
Jan
                     

Malibu Graphics collection

1990