Pulp Fiction > Hero Pulps

The Crime Fighting Super Hero emerged during the Pulp Fiction era in a category of magazines now known as the Hero Pulps. These magazines were incredibly successful with publishing runs many times lasting for over a decade. The Spider, Operator 5, The Shadow and Doc Savage were some of the Hero Pulps that captivated readers for decades.

 

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    Prince of the Red Looters by Grant Stockbridge and Norvell Page

Never before had any criminal dared give open challenge to The Spider! Never before had Richard Wentworth faced a foe who welcomed personal combat with the grim avenger whom all others feared... And while they fought--The Spider and The Fly--men and women were dying by the scores and a new and fearless criminal army was forming under the dark banner of that gentlemanly killer whose was "Kill The Spider--and the world is ours!"

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

    The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

Jmmy Christopher is Operator 5. In THE MASKED INVASION he fends off the Masked Empire, an organization that threatens the very existance of the United States as a democratic force. Originally printed in the April, 1934 issue of Operator 5 Magazine.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction

    Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture's first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, "Zorro Saves a Friend" and "Zorro Hunts a Jackal."

Genre: AdventureHero PulpsPulp FictionWestern

 

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TitleAuthorSeriesTags

Builders of the Dark Empire Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Cavern of the Damned Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
City of Flaming Shadows Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Corpse Cargo Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Death's Crimson Juggernaut Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Dragon Lord of the Underworld Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Empire of Doom Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Green Globes of Death Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDERTHE FLY
Hordes of the Red Butcher Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
House of Walking Corpses Robert J. Hogan SECRET SIX
Laboratory of the Damned Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Legions of Madness Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Master of Broken Men Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
Overlord of the Damned Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Prince of the Red Looters Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDERTHE FLY
Reign of the Death Fiddler Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Reign of the Silver Terror Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Satan's Death Blast Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Secret Agent X-9 Dashiell Hammett
Serpent of Destruction Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDERDRUG LORD
Slaves of the Crime Master Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Slaves of the Dragon Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
The Cholera King Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDERBIO-WARFARE, QUARANTINE
The City Destroyer Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
The Flame Master Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
The Golden Alligator Robert J. Hogan SECRET SIX
The Invisible Empire Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
The Mad Horde Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
The Masked Invasion Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
The Melting Death Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
The Monster Murders Robert J. Hogan SECRET SIX
The Red Death Rain Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
The Red Shadow Robert J. Hogan SECRET SIX
The Yellow Scourge Curtis Steele OPERATOR 5
Wings of the Black Death Grant Stockbridge THE SPIDER
Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro Johnston McCulley