W. E. JOHNS WORK IN “20 story magazine”

 

 

W. E. JOHNS’ WORK APPEARED IN NINE ISSUES OF THE MONTHLY “20 STORY MAGAZINE”

 

 

 

JUNE 1934

 

 

THE APRIL 1934 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY “PANORAMA” – I don’t have the issue so no further details are known.

 

The title of the story is unknown to me but this may be because a known story has been published under a different title.

 

Only when I get the issue will I be able to establish if this is a previously unknown W. E. Johns story ….

FEBRUARY 1935

 

THE FEBRUARY 1935 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY “ZERO HOUR” – I don’t have the issue – but the details in the

photograph above would seem to indicate that this is an

UNCOLLECTED and PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN story.

 

 

 

1940

 

JANUARY 1940

January 1940 contained no W. E. Johns story

 

 

FEBRUARY 1940

 

 

THE FEBRUARY 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY “THE AFFAIR AT DAWKINS’ WHARF” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

 

 

 

 

MARCH 1940

 

 

THE MARCH 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR AT DANEHOLT CASTLE” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

 

 

 

APRIL 1940

THE APRIL 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR OF THE BARRAGE BALLOONS” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

 

 

 

 

MAY 1940

 

THE MAY 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR OF THE BLONDE IN BLUE” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

 

 

 

 

JUNE 1940

 

 

THE JUNE 1940 ISSUE

CONTAINS NO W.E. JOHNS STORY WHATSOEVER!!

This is most strange because it really should contain the story

 “THE AFFAIR OF THE SECRET WEAPON” as that was the Dr. Vane

story that appeared in the book   DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL as the next chapter and the story appears to have not been published anywhere at all!

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 1940

 

THE JULY 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR OF THE SILENT WINGS” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

 

 

AUGUST 1940

 

 

THE AUGUST 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR OF THE HAUNTED PRIORY” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

But in the book the title of the story was

“THE AFFAIR OF THE FIFTH COLUMN”

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1940

 

THE SEPTEMBER 1940 ISSUE CONTAINS THE W.E. JOHNS STORY

“THE AFFAIR OF THE TRANSPARENT INVADERS” –

This was a Dr. Vane story that appeared in the book

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

But in the book the title of the story was

“THE AFFAIR OF THE MYSTERY BALLOONS”

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 1940

 

October 1940 was the last ever issue of 20 Story Magazine but it

CONTAINS NO W.E. JOHNS STORY WHATSOEVER!!

It would appear to me that a story had been written for this issue called

 “THE AFFAIR OF THE SCARLET BAND” –

but this story DOES NOT appear in the book of the collected stories(!)

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL

Instead, it was published in the April 1941 issue of

BRITANNIA & EVE magazine and appears to have been missed when all the stories were collected together.  Ten stories are collected in the book and this was the eleventh Dr. Vane story.

 

I believe there is a 12th Dr. Vane story –because W. E. Johns said in a letter there was.  You can read more about that at the bottom of the

DR. VANE ANSWERS THE CALL  page

 

 

 

 

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