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Happy centenary, Zorro!

Happy centenary, Zorro!

Posted by Rich Harvey on Oct 16th 2019

100 years ago today, a pop-culture icon made his pulp-paper debut in the August 9, 1919 issue of All-Story Weekly. Though intended as a one-off novel (judging from the final chapter of The Curse of … read more
Plot Wizards #2: "Six of a Chain"

Plot Wizards #2: "Six of a Chain"

Posted by August Lenninger on Oct 16th 2019

An editorial analysis of Dime Western, Star West­ern, Dime Mystery, Terror Tales, The Spider, and Operator No. 5.by August LenningerThis article originally appeared in Writer's Digest, January 193 … read more
Plot Wizards #1: Dummies With Names

Plot Wizards #1: Dummies With Names

Posted by Lurton Blassingame on Oct 16th 2019

Author of stories in smooth paper, western, detective, and — if it must be known — confession magazines.by Lurton Blassingame[This article originally appeared in Writer's Digest, January 1935.]WHO … read more
Zorro in Washington, DC! The Post, that is ...

Zorro in Washington, DC! The Post, that is ...

Posted by Rich Harvey on Oct 16th 2019

Zorro carves a Z on the Entertainment section of the Washington Post The title of the article sums everything up beautifully ...Johnston McCulley dreamed up Zorro 100 years ago — the masked ave … read more