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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

FIGHT FICTION: PUGILISTIC PULP STORIES!

FIGHT FICTION: PUGILISTIC PULP STORIES!
 
PERIL PRESS 
 
VOLUME #1
 
SOCK OF AGES
FIGHT STORIES, OCTOBER, 1928
THOMAS THURSDAY
 
A fighting organist! From the Brotherhood Mission to the white glare of the prize ring! Punch for punch he gave, but the big sock came in the last frame, with the crowd on its feet and the referee in a daze. (4,000 Words)
 
SINBAD THE SAILOR
FIGHT STORIES, JANUARY, 1929
ROBERT H. H. NICHOLS
 
A fighting fool of a sailor, with a mania for airplanes and red-headed sweethearts—that was Sinbad! Dumb in many ways, perhaps, but dumb like a fox with that left hand of his! Another whirlwind of laughs and leather, featuring the great Roland Rigormortis. (6,300 Words)
 
THE EXECUTIONER
THE ALL-AMERICA SPORTS MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1937
CHARLES PIFER
 
(4,300 Words)
 
LITTLE BOY BLOOEY
TEN STORY SPORTS, JULY, 1937
TOM THURSDAY
Blooey Mccoy and Ape Anderson fight an epic battle in cactus gulch, New Mexico (2,200 Words)
 
FIRE FIGHTER
POPULAR SPORTS, FEBRUARY, 1938
THOMAS THURSDAY
 
When You go around picking world's champion boxers off cactus bushes, you're bound to get stuck! (7,100 Words)
 
TOMAHAWK MCCLOSKEY
THRILLING SPORTS, MARCH, 1938
THOMAS THURSDAY
 
Dan Cupid and a hash-house brunette flatten a fightin' Irish-injun for the long count! (4,900 Words)
 
VOLUME #2
 
THERE’S HICKS IN ALL TRADES
ALL SPORTS, FEBRUARY, 1940
TOM THURSDAY
 
Mike McAbner had the next lightweight champ under his wing, if only the Kid would answer the bell to fight his opponents as fast as he answered the bell to fight a fire! (5,400 Words)
 
ROMEO’S JULIET
SPORTS FICTION, FALL, 1943
TOM THURSDAY
 
You’ve heard of historic correspondences – Napoleon’s mush-notes to Josephine, Voltaire’s letters to Frederick the Great, Joe Davies’ communications to FDR. And SPORTS FICTION won’t object to releasing the following fighting correspondence to future historians ... (4,600 Words)
 
HERM THE GERM
ALL SPORTS, WINTER, 1944-45
TOM THURSDAY
 
Another hilarious fight fiasco. (5,800 Words)
 
CROOK, FINE, AND STINKER
SUPER SPORTS, JULY, 1949
TOM THURSDAY
When we hear that Felony Jones is around, it's just natural to expect a whammy artist in the background. (5,200 Words)
 
ANTS IN HIS PLANETS
THRILLING SPORTS, SUMMER, 1951
HAL K. WELLS
 
When the pretty astrologer named Abigail came along waving her horoscopes, what happened to Howitzer Hogan was unpredictable! (6,200 Words)
 
BUZZ BOMB CHAMP
SHORT STORIES, FEBRUARY, 10, 1945
JACKSON V. SCHULTZ
 
What he was contributing to the war seemed so completely futile – to him. (6,600 Words)
 

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