In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard. The Pit of the Serpent was first published in the July 1929 issue of Fight Stories, and is now in the public domain. It is the first published tale featuring Sailor Steve Costigan, one of Howard’s most popular characters. The story takes place in the Philippines, Manila to be precise. I would also say it takes place around the year it was first published, 1929.
Pulp Crazy would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Robert E. Howard. In honor of Howard’s Birthday today I will be reading a short fable he wrote. Fables For Little Folk, a boxing fable about legendary heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey.
In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Wild Man by Octavus Roy Cohen. It first appeared in the August 28, 1915 issue of All-Story. The Wild Man is a piece of short sports fiction, focusing on the rivalry of two professional baseball players. The two men are Pat Nelligan and Bill Davis. Pat Nelligan is a square jawed no nonsense back up catcher who plays for the Panthers, a west coast team that appears to be fictional. Bill Davis, the titular Wild Man, is a star base runner who has a reputation of spiking people whenever he can when running the bases. He plays for the Reds, presumably the Cincinatti Reds.