Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Tropes of Pulp in TV


"[Pulps were] a widespread source of affordable fiction in the first half of the 20th century. They were essentially regular periodicals printed on cheap paper (hence "pulp") featuring original text stories, in contrast to the slick magazines printed on higher grade paper.

"Inside these mags were stories of almost every genre possible depending on a particular magazine's focus. While the Action Adventure series in the spirit of Indiana Jones and Tarzan and proto-Super Hero (like The Shadow or Doc Savage) series are best remembered today, there were vast varieties like science fiction (like Amazing Stories), crime & detective (like Black Mask), horror (H.P. Lovecraft's stories) romance and many others."

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