Yesterday’s Faces

A Study of Series Characters in the Early Pulp Magazines

Volume I – Glory Figures

by Robert Sampson

Bowling Green University Popular Press, Bowling Green, OH. 1983. Trade paperback. 270 pages. (6 X 9). Acknowledgments and introduction by the author. Lead characters in the early pulp magazines are discussed. Jesse James, Nick Carter, Raffles, and Jimmy Dale are some of real life and fictional people examined. Sampson was one of the leading pulp nonfiction writers of his day, and does a good job writing of pulp magazine history. There are several examples of early pulp covers included.


Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines