The Pulpster

The annual magazine about pulp magazines for over 25 years

Number 24

'The Pulpster' #24 (2015)

The Pulpster #24 (2015)

Number 24 of The Pulpster was published for PulpFest 2015.

Cover story

Lovecraft’s lasting legacy
On the 125th anniversary of his birth, H.P. Lovecraft still holds sway over today’s writers, editors, and collectors.
by Ramsey Campbell, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, W. Paul Ganley, Derrick Hussey, Darrell Schweitzer, S.T. Joshi, John D. Haefele, W.H. Pugmire, Tim Powers, Jason V Brock, Marvin Kaye, Will Murray, Barry Traylor, Don Herron, Cody Goodfellow, Chet Williamson, Nick Mamatas, Sean Branney, Morgan Holmes, and Tom Krabacher


Erle Stanley Gardner, Ralph Turner, and me
Finding a personal connection with a “King of the Pulps.”
by Garyn G. Roberts

The short life of Street & Smith comics
The publishing giant came late to the comic-books game, and left early.
by William Lampkin

Making the Thrill last
Ned Pines’ pulp lines maybe weren’t the best, but they were among the longest running.
by Michelle Nolan

Thrilling adventures of ‘The Major’
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s career ranged from soldier to fictioneer to DC Comics founder.
by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson

Meet the other pulp heroes
Inexpensive escapism wasn’t available only in American pulp magazines.
by Larry Latham

Rediscovering Nibs Holloway’s creator
Edward P. Norris created Nibs and his nemesis, Doctor Death, but lost them.
by Tom Johnson

Assignment: San Francisco’s Chinatown
Jimmy Wentworth pursues the ‘Nameless One’ through Detective Fiction Weekly.
by Monte Herridge


From the Back Pages
A mystery reveals itself ‘from the back pages’ of pulp magazines.
by Chet Williamson (Illustration by Mike Hunter)


From the Editor, by William Lampkin
From the Publisher, by Michael Chomko
Final Chapters, by Tony Davis
Tribute: Richard Clear, by Don Ramlow

On the cover

This photo of H.P. Lovecraft, colorized for this publication, originally appeared in the September 1915 issue of The United Amateur, the magazine of the United Amateur Press Association of America. Lovecraft was 25 years old at the time.