ECLECTIC MEANDERINGS ON BOOKS, PULPS, NOIR, '60S SPY SERIES, SOUNDTRACKS, JAZZ, THE RAT PACK, THE LOUNGE LIFE, Y/A NOVELS, COMICS, AND ANYTHING ELSE OF MILD AMUSEMENT . . .
Thanks for running the Double Action covers, Paul. I started buying these when I was thirteen or so with my paper route money. Fond memories for a magazine that probably wasn;' all that hot.
Robert Lowndes's magazine, where Edward Hoch first published...the last of the Columbia crime-fiction magazines, by the end...Lowndes would go on to edit the shortlived CHASE (which Charles Fritch had been set to edit, but his publisher gave up on CHASE before it started, and on Fritch's extant sf/fantasy magazine GAMMA, which notably published Patricia Highsmith's "The Snail Watcher," soon after) and the somewhat more durable STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES, which launched the pro careers of F. Paul Wilson and Stephen King...
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