Was kind of amazed to see Tubbb had written all of these: I think most if not all are ona relatively newish colelction 'The Mirror of the Night and Other Weird Tales'
It seems that issue 9 (in its entirety) was the only time E.C. Tubb wrote for Supernatural Stories, but during the early 'fifties he contributed pseudonymous work other Badger publications. According to Mike Ashley's invaluable Fantasy Readers Guide, these are all him.
Charles Grey - Intrigue On Io (Tales Of Tomorrow #5, Sept 1952) Charles Grey - There's No Tomorrow (Worlds Of Fantasy #7, Sept 1952) L. T. Bronson - First Effort (Worlds Of Fantasy #7, Sept 1952) Charles Grey - Helping Hand (Wonders Of The Spaceways #5, Nov. 1952) Charles Grey - Honour Bright (Futuristic Science Stories #12, Summer 1953) Charles Grey - Visiting Celebrity (Futuristic Science Stories #14, Winter 1953/4) Charles Gray - Museum Piece (Futuristic Science Stories #15, Spring 1954)
Cheers Dem. Wants list spiraling out of control...
I notice that quite a few of the Badgers are now available on Kindle. All the ones I have seen listed are the SF and horror books, so not sure if any of their war, western, adventure etc. titles are also available. I haven't as yet read a Badger so I am tempted, but will probably download a few samples and see how I get on.
M. S. J. Trenton - The Blazing Torch (Badger, 1956)
November, 1942, and the tide of war is beginning to turn in favour of the Allies. In the desert, the Eighth Army under Montgomery are hunting Rommel's Afrika corps northward into Tunisia, and all along the coasts of Algeria and in Morocco the minions of Vichyite France are beginning to look uncertainly out across the placid waters of the Mediterranean. On November the 8th the Allies struck. Operation "Torch," the greatest amphibious. operation of the Second World War, bore down upon the coast of Algiers.
This is the story of the battle for the port of Algiers. In these pages are depicted the gallant dash of the destroyers, "Broke" and "Malcolm," through the hell of the French shore batteries to gain the enemy harbour.
And, at the last, the attempt by the members of the German Armistice Commission, aided by Vichyite supporters, to destroy the military arsenal in the vaults of the French H.Q.
This invasion was one of the turning points of the war, and the torch of freedom which blazed into life that night upon the shores of Algiers was destined to burn until the terrible threat of Nazism was finally erased from the face of the earth.
It never registered with me that there was a Badger World War Two sideline as, unsurprisingly, its not covered in Mike Ashley's indispensable fantasy index, but turns out the series ran to at least 147 issues - Supernatural Stories only achieved 109 - before Badger Books went to the wall. Have checked Debbie Cross's book and doesn't seem Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe was involved in any capacity. No sign of Joan the Wad, but otherwise the ads are identical to those at back of Supernatural Stories #109, published eleven years later.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.