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See [[CharacterPulps character pulps]].
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Hero pulps, also called single-character pulps, were magazines named for and featuring a lead novel about a single character. //[[ShadowThe The Shadow]]// was the first hero pulp magazine.
===Background===
Before the debut of //[[ShadowThe The Shadow]]// in 1931, pulp magazines comprised short stories and, often, serialized novels. Regular characters were not uncommon in the pulps before that time. Characters such as [[TarzanCharacter Tarzan]], [[ZorroCharacter Zorro]], [[ConanCharacter Conan]] and others appeared periodically, but not regularly in magazines named after them.
The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[Operator5 Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFangTheMysterious The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.


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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[Operator5 Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFangTheMysterious The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.
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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[OperatorFive Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFangTheMysterious The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.


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Edited on 2006-04-23 01:31:15 by TpnEditor [initial stab]
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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[OperatorFive Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFangTheMysterious The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.
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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[OperatorFive Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFang The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.


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Edited on 2006-04-23 01:30:12 by TpnEditor [initial stab]
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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[OperatorFive Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, //[[WuFang The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.
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The success of [[StreetandSmith Street and Smith]]ís decision to name a pulp after a single character, and feature that character in a lead story each issue, triggered a rush of hero, or single-character, pulps. //[[PhantomDetectiveThe The Phantom Detective]]// and //[[DocSavage Doc Savage]]// followed in 1933. Soon news stands were stocked with pulps titled //[[OperatorFive Operator #5]]//, //[[DustyAyresandHisBattleBirds Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds]]//, //[[SecretAgentX Secret Agent X]]//, [[WuFang The Mysterious Wu Fang]]// and //[[CaptainFuture Captain Future]]//.


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