Phantom Detective - April, 1934 "Calling Squad Cars!"
- Murder City · Robert Wallace
- Rumble Seat · Joe Archibald
- Calling Squad Cars! · L. Ron Hubbard
- Not So Dumb · Preston Grady
- Corpse Candles · C. K. M. Scanlon
Book price: 60.00 - 150.00 - 300.00
There is a line below the title of "Calling Squad Cars" in the pulp stating "Author of 'Danger Ahead,' 'The Green God,' (Thrilling Adventures February 1934) etc." I am not sure where "Danger Ahead" is from or if it exists. The Thrilling Adventures February 1934 ("The Green God") & Thrilling Detective July 1934 (Dead Men Kill) also mentions this story below their title.This is the only story of L. Ron Hubbard's that appears in a single character "Hero" pulp.
Popular Detective - November, 1934 "The Carnival of Death"
- The Seeds of Death · A. T. Locke
- The Upside Down Man · T. T. Flynn
- Who’s Guilty? · Terry Gilkison
- Craig Kennedy Returns · Arthur B. Reeve
- The Bat Strikes · C. K. M. Scanlon
- Beasts Walk at Night · Frederick C. Painton
- The Carnival of Death · L. Ron Hubbard
Book price: 100.00 - 250.00 - 500.00
There are several reasons why this issue is significant, rare and highly collected. Obviously those who collect L. Ron Hubbard pulps seek out this pulp but other pulp collectors may be interested in this issue due to the fact that is the first issue of Popular Detective. Most of the time a new pulp title would have less issues printed due to a lack of subscribers. This may be the case with this issue which could make it scarce. I do not know if it is in fact the case though. But, probably the main reason why this issue carries so much significance is because of the C.K.M. Scanlon story "The Bat Strikes" (Some suspect that C.K.M. Scanlon is a pen name for Zorro creator Johnston McCulley). This story features a first appearance of a costumed detective origin one of the likely inspiration for Batman. That makes this issue collected by comic book collectors as well as pulp collectors.
The Narcotics agent in "The Carnival of Death", Bob Clark, is the same agent in "Murder Afloat", Star Detective - October, 1935.
Star Detective - October, 1935 "Murder Afloat"
- Master of Death · E. Hoffmann Price (Name mis-spelled as E. Hoffman Price).
- Whistle of Doom · Leslie D. La Valley
- G-Men · Lemuel de Bra
- Murder Afloat · L. Ron Hubbard
- Stag Affair · John Mallory
- Corpse on Ice · Russ Meservey
- Knife Prints · D. E. Winstead
- Pain in the Neck · Donald S. Aitken (Name mis-spelled as Donald S. Aitkin).
- Body in the Rain · Richard Wormser
- Snipe Hunt · Arthur K. Barnes
Book price: 70.00 - 175.00 - 350.00
The Narcotics agent in "Murder Afloat", Bob Clark, is the same agent in "The Carnival of Death", Popular Detective - November, 1935.
Mystery Novels - April, 1936 "The Death Flyer"
- Fires at Fitch’s Folly · Kenneth Whipple
- Death Stalks the Campus · Hugh B. Cave
- Slaves of Satan · Robert C. Blackmon
- The Death Flyer · L. Ron Hubbard
Book price: $60 - $150 - $300
New Detective - September, 1947 "Killers Law"
- Dead Man's Street · Carroll John Daly
- A Cookie for the Corpse · William Rough
- Never Dead Enough · Larry Holden
- The Meek Inherit A Grave · Ted Stratton
- The Terrible Footsteps · T. C. McClary
- The Brothers From Hell · Curt Benson
- I Thought I'd Die · James Causey
- Killer's Law · L. Ron Hubbard
Book price: 40.00 - 100.00 - 200.00