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Strange Detective Mysteries / Captain Satan

Strange Detective Mysteries specialised, as the title implied, in "bizarre, thrilling, eerie-laden, mystery stories" and featured a host of bizarre crime fighters. Briefly, for five issues in 1938, it changed its name to Captain Satan and concentrated on the eponymous hero, but soon reverted to the original title, publishing a total of 33 issues in 6 series.

Even more successful was the Canadian Reprint Edition which ran for at least 48 issues in the early 1940s. In the early issues, the contents of an issue of Strange Detective Mysteries and an issue of Dime Mystery Magazine were mixed together and republished over two issues of the Canadian magazine, with a couple of stories squeezed out.

After the US edition of Strange Detective Mysteries folded, issues of Dime Mystery Magazine were reprinted, abridged, in alternating issues of Strange Detective Mysteries, with the intervening issues filled with random reprints, mostly from Detective Fiction Weekly of the 1930's.

There was also a British reprint edition in the 1940s, but no details are known of it at present.

1937                  
v1 #1
Oct

v1 #2
Nov
 
1938    
v1 #3
Mar

v1 #4
Apr

v2 #1
May

v2 #2
Jun

v2 #3
Jul
     
v2 #4
Nov/Dec
1939
v3 #1
Jan/Feb

v3 #2
Mar/Apr

v3 #3
May/Jun

v3 #4
Jul/Aug

v4 #1
Sep/Oct

v4 #2
Nov/Dec
1940
v4 #3
Jan/Feb

v4 #4
Mar
 
v5 #1
May
 
v5 #2
Jul
 
v5 #3
Sep
 
v5 #4
Nov
 
1941
v6 #1
Jan
 
v6 #2
Mar
 
v6 #3
May
       
v6 #4
Oct
1942
v7 #1
Jan
 
v7 #2
Mar
 
v7 #3
May
 
v7 #4
Jul
 
v8 #1
Sep
 
v8 #2
Nov
 
1943
v8 #3
Jan
 
v8 #4
Mar
 
v9 #1
May
             

Canadian reprint edition

The earliest issue known of this title is v6 #3, August 1941. This, and the following issue (v6 #4, November 1941) are the only issues in which the numbering is the same as the US edition from which it reprints, so they are probably among the first issues. The latest issue seen is v11 #30, November 1945. It seems to have been monthly for the entire period, which would have produced at least 48 issues.

Other issues may exist

1938                    
Nov/Dec
 
1941               v6 #3
Aug
    v6 #4
Nov
v6 #5
Dec
1942 v6 #6
Jan
v7 #1
Feb
v7 #2
Mar

v7 #3
Apr
v8 #4
May

Jun
  v10 #1
Aug

v10 #2
Sep

v10 #3
Oct
v10 #4
Nov

v10 #5
Dec
1943
v10 #6
Jan

v10 #7
Feb

v10 #8
Mar

v10 #9
Apr

v10 #10
May

v10 #11
Jun

v10 #12
Jul

v10 #13
Aug

v10 #14
Sep

v10 #15
Oct

v10 #16
Nov

v10 #17
Dec
1944 v10 #18
Jan
v10 #19
Feb

v10 #20
Mar

v10 #21
Apr

v10 #22
May

v10 #23
Jun
v10 #24
Jul
v10 #25
Aug

v10 #26
Sep

v10 #27
Oct
v10 #28
Nov

v10 #29
Dec
1945
v10 #30
Jan

v10 #31
Feb

v10 #32
Mar
v10 #33
Apr
v10 #34
May

v10 #25
Jun
v10 #26
Jul
v11 #27
Aug
v11 #28
Sep

v11 #29
Oct
v11 #30
Nov

v11 #31
Dec