CHB’s WORLD OF PULP - Paperbacks - Magazines - Movies - Comics
I’ve been a lover of all things pulp since an early age. There are many viewpoints to what the term pulp means, (some have said that Ian Fleming is a pulp writer - he’s isn’t), so this thread is going to examine what pulp means from my perspective. Facts and figures have been gleaned from elsewhere, everything else is my take on each article that I post.
What is pulp? Pulp is a term that covers material in the printed or visual form which is sensational, lurid and exploitative. It mainly covers the subjects of crime, westerns, horror, science-fiction and sleaze - and many sub-genres within these. Mass-market paperbacks, pulp magazines, dime novels, penny dreadfuls and exploitation movies are only a part of what makes up the term pulp fiction.
This is a personal project but comments and questions are welcomed either on this thread or by PM, should you wish. I will do my best to answer any queries.
The first article will be posted tomorrow.