Yesterday's Faces

Volume 2

Strange Days














"A Study of Series Characters in the Early Pulp Magazines," by Robert Sampson. Bowling Green University Popular Press, Bowling Green, OH. 1984. Softcover. 290 pages.

Some B&W cover illustrations. While the first book introduced the first serial characters to hit the pulp scene, this covers a sort of transitional period. Detectives (after Holmes) are expected to use science as well as keen mental skills. And Science Fiction begins to evolve. John Carter, Tarzan, Miles Cabot and his "Radio Man" series, and many others.

This book adds an index of what magazine (and when) the characters appeared.