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(Detective-)Dragnet Magazine/Ten Detective Aces

Ten Detective Aces was probably the most successful of the many magazines that Harold Hersey launched, and certainly one of the longest running, but it took a while to find its mark. For the first 16 issues (to April 1930) it was called The Dragnet Magazine and initially focussed on stories about gangsters and organised crime. However, by 1930 public interest in gangsters was fading and the magazine became more of a detective pulp, initially (for 24 issues) under the hybrid name Detective-Dragnet Magazine and then finally, from March 1933, under the name Ten Detective Aces under which it ran for an impressive 16 years.

A Canadian reprint edition of Ten Detective Aces ran briefly in the 1930s as a direct reprint of the US edition, and then throughout the 1940s typically reprinting a US issue from 9-12 months previously. There was also an abridged British reprint edition under the "abridged" title of Detective Aces.

1928                   v1 #1
Oct

v1 #2
Nov

v1 #3
Dec
1929
v1 #4
Jan

v2 #1
Feb

v2 #2
Mar

v2 #3
Apr

v2 #4
May

v3 #1
Jun

v3 #2
Jul/Aug
v3 #4
Sep
v4 #1
Oct
 
v4 #3
Dec
1930
v4 #4
Jan

v5 #1
Feb

v5 #2
Mar

v5 #3
Apr

v5 #4
May

v6 #1
Jun
 
v6 #2
Aug

v6 #3
Sep
v6 #4
Oct

v7 #1
Nov

v7 #2
Dec
1931
v7 #3
Jan

v7 #4
Feb

v8 #1
Mar
 
v8 #2
May
 
v8 #3
Jul

v8 #4
Aug

v9 #1
Sep

v9 #2
Oct

v9 #3
Nov

v9 #4
Dec
1932
v10 #1
Jan

v10 #2
Feb

v10 #3
Mar
 
v11 #1
May
 
v11 #2
Jul
 
v11 #3
Sep
   
v11 #4
Dec
1933    
v12 #1
Mar

v12 #2
Apr

v12 #3
May/Jun

v12 #4
Jul

v13 #1
Aug

v13 #2
Sep

v13 #3
Oct

v13 #4
Nov

v19 #1
Dec
1934
v19 #2
Jan

v19 #3
Feb

v20 #1
Mar

v20 #2
Apr

v20 #3
May

v20 #4
Jun

v21 #1
Jul

v21 #2
Aug

v21 #3
Sep

v21 #4
Oct

v22 #1
Nov

v22 #2
Dec
1935
v22 #3
Jan

v22 #4
Feb

v23 #1
Mar

v23 #2
Apr

v23 #3
May

v23 #4
Jun

v24 #1
Jul

v24 #2
Aug

v24 #3
Sep

v24 #4
Oct

v25 #1
Nov

v25 #2
Dec
1936
v25 #3
Jan

v25 #4
Feb

v26 #1
Mar

v26 #2
Apr

v26 #3
May

v26 #4
Jun

v27 #1
Jul

v27 #2
Aug

v27 #3
Sep

v27 #4
Oct

v28 #1
Nov

v28 #2
Dec
1937
v28 #3
Jan

v28 #4
Feb

v29 #1
Mar

v29 #2
Apr

v29 #3
May

v29 #4
Jun

v30 #1
Jul

v30 #2
Aug

v30 #3
Sep

v30 #4
Oct

v31 #1
Nov

v31 #2
Dec
1938
v31 #3
Jan

v31 #4
Feb

v32 #1
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v32 #2
Apr

v32 #3
May

v32 #4
Jun

v33 #1
Jul

v33 #2
Aug

v33 #3
Sep

v33 #4
Oct

v34 #1
Nov

v34 #2
Dec
1939
v34 #3
Jan

v34 #4
Feb

v35 #1
Mar

v35 #2
Apr

v35 #3
May

v35 #4
Jun

v36 #1
Jul

v36 #2
Aug

v36 #3
Sep

v36 #4
Oct

v37 #1
Nov

v37 #2
Dec
1940
v37 #3
Jan

v37 #4
Feb

v38 #1
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v38 #2
Apr

v38 #3
May

v38 #4
Jun

v39 #1
Jul

v39 #2
Aug

v39 #3
Sep

v39 #4
Oct

v40 #1
Nov

v40 #2
Dec
1941
v40 #3
Jan

v40 #4
Feb

v41 #1
Mar

v41 #2
Apr

v41 #3
May

v41 #4
Jun

v42 #1
Jul

v42 #2
Aug

v42 #3
Sep

v42 #4
Oct

v43 #1
Nov

v43 #2
Dec
1942
v43 #3
Jan

v43 #4
Feb

v44 #1
Mar

v44 #2
Apr

v44 #3
May

v44 #4
Jun

v45 #1
Jul

v45 #2
Aug

v45 #3
Sep

v45 #4
Oct

v46 #1
Nov

v46 #2
Dec
1943
v46 #3
Jan

v46 #4
Feb

v47 #1
Mar

v47 #2
Apr

v47 #3
May

v47 #4
Jun

v48 #1
Jul

v48 #2
Aug

v48 #3
Sep

v48 #4
Oct
 
v49 #1
Dec
1944  
v49 #2
Feb
 
v49 #3
Apr
   
v49 #4
Jul
 
v50 #1
Sep
 
v50 #2
Nov
 
1945
v50 #3
Jan
 
v50 #4
Mar
 
v51 #1
May
 
v51 #2
Jul
 
v51 #3
Sep
 
v51 #4
Nov
 
1946
v52 #1
Jan
 
v52 #2
Mar
   
v52 #3
Jun
 
v52 #4
Aug
 
v53 #1
Oct
 
v53 #2
Dec
1947  
v53 #3
Feb
 
v53 #4
Apr
 
v54 #1
Jun
   
v54 #2
Sep
 
v54 #3
Nov
 
1948
v54 #4
Jan
 
v55 #1
Mar
 
v55 #2
May
 
v55 #3
Jul
 
v55 #4
Sep
 
v56 #1
Nov
 
1949
v56 #2
Jan
 
v56 #3
Mar
 
v56 #4
May
 
v57 #1
Jul
 
v57 #2
Sep
     

Canadian reprint edition

Some issues are extrapolated and have not been confirmed. Other issues probably exist

1936    
Mar
                 
 
1941              
Aug
       
1942                      
Dec
1943  
Feb
 
Apr
       
Sep
    v40 #10
Dec
1944  
v40 #11
Feb
 
v40 #12
Apr
 
v41 #1
Jun
 
v41 #2
Aug
 
v41 #3
Oct
   
1945   v41 #4
Feb
 
v41 #5
Apr
  v41 #6
Jun
  v41 #7
Aug
  v41 #8
Oct
 
v41 #9
Dec
1946  
v41 #10
Feb
  v41 #11
Apr
  v41 #12
Jun
  v42 #1
Aug
  v42 #2
Oct
  v42 #3
Dec
1947   v42 #4
Feb
  v42 #5
Apr
 
v42 #6
Jun
 
v42 #7
Aug
  v42 #8
Oct
 
v42 #9
Dec
1948     v42 #10   v42 #11    
v42 #12
Aug
 
v43 #1
Oct
  v43 #2
Dec
1949   v43 #3
Feb
  v43 #4
Apr
  v43 #5
Jun
 
v43 #6
Aug
 
v43 #7
Oct
 
v43 #8
Dec
1950   v43 #9
Feb
                   

British reprint edition

Other issues may exist.

195? v1 #1
v1 #2
v1 #3 v1 #4
v1 #5

v1 #6
v1 #7
v1 #8