They Also Served: The Men and Women Behind the Mask

"A Magazine of Mystery, Romance and Adventure." -- The Black Mask's first slogan The Black Mask (the "the" was dropped in 1926), founded in 1920, was aimed squarely at the cheap seats, printed on paper so rough the pages sometimes sported splinters. It was intended as a quick, money-making side project by journalist H. L. … Continue reading They Also Served: The Men and Women Behind the Mask

They Also Served: George Sutton

EDITOR OF BLACK MASK Although editor¬†Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw gets most of the attention for making Black Mask magazine what it was, it was actually ¬†GEORGE W. SUTTON, JR., the pulp's second editor, succeeding F.M. Osborne, who turned the boat around. And just in time, too, because in the pulp's first few years, the emphasis … Continue reading They Also Served: George Sutton