Spicy Horror Stories

This title may not exist. It does occur in the occasional magazine checklist but exhaustive research and inquiries have turned up absolutely no information on it. The earliest reference to it is in a Bradford Day checklist of the early 1950's. Day lists the title as being British. He thought that it was published in the mid-1930's. He goes on to say that he has no data on it. Copies do not exist in either the British Library or in Oxford's Bodleian Library. No collector or researcher that we contacted had a copy or had ever seen one. That does not mean that the title does not exist. At the same time, it must be viewed as probably being apocryphal. It seems most likely that indexers after Day simply picked up his reference and incorporated it in their own work. §§In 1990 Malibu Graphics published an anthology titled Spicy Horror Stories, edited by Tom Mason. This contained eight stories reprinted from Marvel Tales (1), Uncanny Tales (5), and Mystery Tales (2).

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