Vintage Pulp Oct 5 2010
Wrong place, wrong time.

Detectives magazine published in Mexico, with a great illustration on the front cover and a rear consisting of two unfortunate bystanders who got caught in a crossfire, and a shot at lower right of a hapless sheep that likewise bit the dust, October 1936. The rear cover says, "Defends the interests of society and combats immoralities", and the caption at right screams, "Blood of the youth!" What do sheep have to do with it? We don't know. You can see more Detectives by clicking keyword “Detectives” below. 


Vintage Pulp Nov 23 2009
Tango for a murderer.
Detectives crime magazine, Mexico, November 1936, with the caption “Death Watching.” Two more examples here and here.

Vintage Pulp Aug 18 2009
South of the border down Mexico way.

Cover of Detectives magazine, with a brilliant painting of two bandits about to pounce. It was published in Mexico this month in 1936.


Vintage Pulp Jun 17 2009
Once upon a time in Mexico.

Detectives magazine, June 1935, featuring a splatter photo of an unfortunate gangster. The term paseíto basically means pleasure trip, so the tone here, in typical crime maagazine form, is decidedly unsympathetic.


History Rewind
The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
September 27
1964—Warren Commission Issues Report
The Warren Commission, which had been convened to examine the circumstances of John F. Kennedy's assassination, releases its final report, which concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed Kennedy. Today, up to 81% of Americans are troubled by the official account of the assassination.
September 26
1934—Queen Mary Launched
The RMS Queen Mary, three-and-a-half years in the making, launches from Clydebank, Scotland. The steamship enters passenger service in May 1936 and sails the North Atlantic Ocean until 1967. Today she is a museum and tourist attraction anchored in Long Beach, U.S.A.
1983—Nuclear Holocaust Averted
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov, whose job involves detection of enemy missiles, is warned by Soviet computers that the United States has launched a nuclear missile at Russia. Petrov deviates from procedure, and, instead of informing superiors, decides the detection is a glitch. When the computer warns of four more inbound missiles he decides, under much greater pressure this time, that the detections are also false. Soviet doctrine at the time dictates an immediate and full retaliatory strike, so Petrov's decision to leave his superiors out of the loop very possibly prevents humanity's obliteration. Petrov's actions remain a secret until 1988, but ultimately he is honored at the United Nations.
September 25
2002—Mystery Space Object Crashes in Russia
In an occurrence known as the Vitim Event, an object crashes to the Earth in Siberia and explodes with a force estimated at 4 to 5 kilotons by Russian scientists. An expedition to the site finds the landscape leveled and the soil contaminated by high levels of radioactivity. It is thought that the object was a comet nucleus with a diameter of 50 to 100 meters.
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