Pulp Parade #324: How they set this one up, I would love to know

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for February 1940, cover by Howard V. Brown. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Art. And yes, I know I’ve featured it before as a Tumblr favorite, but really, how could I not feature it again? Just look at it: there’s a blonde-tootsie tube girl, a spaceman (with a ray gun, of course), a white-coated scientist (who also has a ray gun, which he’s firing), some laboratory stuff, and freakin’ dragon. I think this must be the most trope-a-riffic pulp sci-fi cover ever to have graced America’s newsstands.

Fitting the cover, there is some entertainingly insane interior art in this issue, such as this by Alex Schomburg, illustrating John Coleman and Hubert Burroughs’s story “The Lightening men.”

As well another Alex Schomburg piece illustrating Jackson Gregory, Jr.’s “The Secret of the Cyclotron.

You can read and download the entire issue at The Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #323: Mr. Tubehead would like you to meet his friend, Mr. Fangs

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for Fall 1944, cover by Rudolph Belarski. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. The quality of the Internet Archive scan is somewhat indifferent, which is a pity because some of the interior art is conceptually interesting. There is this uncredited piece illustrating Murray Leinster’s “The Eternal Now” and bearing the ominous caption “As they babbled desperate promises, Brett pressed the button.”

Or this (at least credited to Alex Schomburg) for Ray Cummings’s “The Gadget Girl.”

Or this uncredited illustration for John Russell Fearn’s story “The Ultimate Analysis,” which bears the caption “Suddenly the chorine was able to fathom all time, all space, and infinity.”

You can download and read the entire issue at The Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #322: Planet Goddess

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for June 1951, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. This issue contains this interior illustration to William Campbell Gault’s story “Fog” by Paul Orban:

And, in a more whimsical vein, this one to Roger Dee’s “Girl from Callisto” by Alex Schomburg:

You can download and read the entire issue at The Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #321: I’ll save you jungle girl, er, space girl, er. whoever you are!

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for October 1950, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. The title story “Shadow on the Sand” includes this Virgil Finlay illustration:

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #320: Better shoot the slug monsters, we might not be able to outrun them

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This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for Spring 1944, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. In addition to some interior art reproductions found at Pulp Covers, the issue also has this uncredited illustration for Manley Wade Wellman’s “Gambler’s Asteroid.”

You can download and read this issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #319: Not the Disciplinary Circuit, no!

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for Winter 1946, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at here. Murray Leinster’s story “The Disciplinary Circuit” got some good interior illustration, sadly uncredited, including this (p 45):

and this (p 47):

In Edmond Hamilton’s “Forgotten World” had an uncredited illustration to reminds me that women of the future are supposed to dress in a way that should make me envy my great-grandson.

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #318: Jungle liberatrix

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for Summer 1946, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. Here is some unattributed (but intriguing) internal art illustrating Polton Cross’s story “Twilight Planet:”

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #317: Hatching a space angel

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for June 1953, cover by Walter Popp. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. Here is some internal art by Virgil Finlay, illustrating Wallace West’s story “Captive Audience.”

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #316: A more appropriate swimsuit environment

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for February 1947, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. Browsing the issue as preserved at the Internet Archive has turned up some interesting cover art, for example this by Virgil Finlay illustrating Murray Leinster’s “The Manless Worlds.”

And this uncredited piece (perhaps I’m more in love with the concept than the illustration itself) illustrating John Russell Fearn’s “Sweet Mystery of Life.”

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.

Pulp Parade #315: I’m taking this ship to Cuba!

This is Thrilling Wonder Stories for June 1950, cover by Earle Bergey. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. I found some interior art in the version of the magazine preserved at the Internet Archive, such as the following by Paul Orban, illustrating Raymond Z. Gallun’s story “Coffins to Mars.”

You can download and read the entire issue at the Internet Archive.