Dime Mystery Magazine

Dime Mystery Magazine v38 #4
A nice gallery with covers of all the numbers of Dime Mystery Magazine.

Dime Mystery (Book) Magazine started off as a fairly staid pulp under the name Dime Mystery Book Magazine featuring a full-length “two-dollar novel” and a few short stories. However this was not a successful formula and after only ten issues the publisher, Popular Publications, changed the title to Dime Mystery Magazine, featuring several novelettes and short stories. Even more significantly the emphasis was changed to “weird menace”, which was much more popular and allowed the magazine to continue for a further 144 issues.
n 1950 the name was changed again to 15 Mystery Stories, but it lasted for only five issues under this title before folding in late 1950.

The covers are fantastic: there are monsters, crazy scientists, women with knifes, strong men trying to run away, lots of women tied up, masked men, macabre sects, deformed men, scenes of torture, macabre experiments, skulls and mummies. All the elements you need in a thriller story. By they covers, my impression is their covers were made to also attract BDSM fetishists. (via coisas do arco da velha)

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