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Humor Magazines – Comics to Read Online Free

Ace Comics Variety – Comics to Read Online Free

1940-1955(?)

U.S.: Ace Comics

“Ace Comics was the banner under which pulp magazine publisher Aaron A. Wyn and his wife Rose Wyn produced comic books between 1940 and the end of 1956. Like many comic book publishers of the day, Ace Comics earlier series included costumed superheroes, although as trends in the comic book market changed by the 1950s the focus shifted more to other genres, such as crime, horror, romance, and later, Westerns. ” – Internet Archive. Comics to read online free.

American Comics Group Variety – Comics to Read Online Free

1943-1967

U.S.: ACG

“American Comics Group (ACG) was an American comic book publisher that started in 1939 and existed under the ACG name from 1943 to 1967.” – Internet Archive. Comics to read online free.

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American Humor & Show Biz Magazine Variety – Humor Magazines

1919-1922

U.S. – Various publishers

Here is a selection of American humorous magazines from around 1920, including some with show business or celebrity themes. Humor magazines include ‘Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang, ‘Cap’n Joey’s Jazza Ka Jazza’, and ‘Hot Dog’. Show biz-themed magazines include ‘The Tatler’ and ‘Broadway Brevities.’ Vintage humor magazines, pulp fiction magazines.

Classics Illustrated – Comics to Read Online Free

1941-1969

U.S.: Classics Illustrated

“Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les Miserables, Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1971, producing 169 issues. ” – Internet Archive. Comics to read online free.

Cracked Magazine – How to Get Free Magazines

1958-2004

U.S.: Major Magazines

“Cracked was an American humor magazine. Founded in 1958, Cracked proved to be the most durable of the many publications to be launched in the wake of Mad magazine. Cracked’s publication frequency was reduced in the 1990s, and was erratic in the 2000s. The print publication was cancelled in February 2007.” – Wikipedia. Cracked magazine back issues. Free humor magazines.

Crazy Magazine – Free Online Reading

1973-1983

NY: Marvel Comics

“Crazy Magazine was an illustrated satire and humor magazine, and was published by Marvel Comics from 1973 to 1983 for a total of 94 regular issues (and two “Super Specials”, Summer 1975, 1980). It was preceded by a standard-size comic book titled Crazy, consisting of reprints from Not Brand Echh, which lasted three issues.” – Internet Archive. Free humor magazines.

Creepy Magazine PDF – Read Magazine Free Online

1964-1983

U.S.: Warren

“Creepy magazine was an American horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. An anthology magazine, it initially was published quarterly but later went bimonthly.” It ran from 1964 to 1983, and again from 2009 to 2016. – Wikipedia. Creepy magazine back issues. Creepy magazine PDF, free horror magazine.

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Fawcett Comics Variety – Comics to Read Online Free

1941-1953

U.S.: Fawcett Comics

“Fawcett Comics, a division of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful comic book publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s. Its most popular character was Captain Marvel. Other characters published by Fawcett include Captain Video, Hopalong Cassidy, Ibis the Invincible, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Spy Smasher, Captain Midnight, Phantom Eagle, Mister Scarlet and Pinky, Minute-Man, Commando Yank and Golden Arrow.” – Internet Archive. Comics to read online free.

Sick Magazine – How to Get Free Magazines

1960-1980

U.S.: Crestwood, Hewfred, Charleton Comics

A monthly. “Sick was created in 1960 by comic-book writer-artist Joe Simon, who also edited the title until the late 1960s. The magazine was published by Crestwood Publications until issue #62 (1968), when it was taken over by Hewfred Publications. Charlton Comics took over publishing the magazine in 1976 with issue #109. The last issue was published in 1980.” – Wikipedia. Sick magazine archive. Free humor magazine.


Entertainment – How to Get Free Magazines

Billboard – Entertainment Magazines Online

Billboard Magazine Website

1894-2017 at World Radio History

1980-2011

Billboard Co., Cincinnati, OH

“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia. Billboard Magazine online.

Den of Geek Magazine – How to Get Free Magazines

Den of Geek Website

Issues 2015 – Present

NY and London: Den of Geek

“Den of Geek is dedicated to serving the interests of today’s entertainment enthusiast.” – Website

Entertainment Weekly – Entertainment Magazines Online

Entertainment Weekly Magazine Website

2015-2016

Meredith

“An American magazine online free that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.” -Wikipedia. The link has about 40 issues from 2015 to 2016. Entertainment Weekly Magazine back issues online.

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National Enquirer – Entertainment Magazines Online

National Enquirer Magazine Website

2015-2016

NY. Hudson

“The National Enquirer magazine is an American tabloid newspaper published by American Media, Inc.. Founded in 1926, newspaper has undergone a number of changes over the years. As of April 18, 2019, The Washington Post reported that the National Enquirer was being sold for $100 million to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson Group.” This collection has about 40 issues. National Enquirer magazine back issues online.

Rolling Stone – How to Get Free Magazines

Rolling Stone Magazine Website

Rolling Stone 1968-2020

Rolling Stone Index for 1967-1991

U.S. – Penske Media Corp.

“Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon. It’s the number one pop culture reference point for 13 million young adults. In addition to its authoritative position in music, Rolling Stone’s sphere of influence reaches into entertainment, movies, television, technology, and national affairs. Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important, trend-setting, and newsworthy to the thought leaders among young adults.” – Rolling Stone Magazine back issues online. Rolling Stone magazine archives online.

Us Weekly – Magazine Download

Us Weekly Magazine Website

2015-2016

U.S. – American Media Inc.

“Us Weekly Magazine covers film, video, television and contemporary music. It provides in-depth editorials on top personalities, events and developments current in the world of entertainment.” – Us Weekly Magazine back issues online, entertainment magazines online.

Weekly World News – How to Get Free Magazines

Weekly World News Magazine Website

1981-2005

U.S.

Weekly World News Magazine appears to be one of the more extreme tabloid newspapers. Pop culture magazine, entertainment magazines online.


Fiction – How to Get Free Magazines

Adventure Magazine – Pulp Magazine PDF

1911-1963

U.S. – Various publishers

Adventure magazine was first published in 1910 by the Ridgway company. It became one of the most popular and profitable of the pulp magazines, continuing until 1971. Vintage fiction free, pulp magazine pdf, pulp fiction magazines.

Argosy Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

ca 1912-1942

U.S. – Frank Munsey

Argosy Magazine is said to be the first American pulp magazine, appearing in 1882 and continuing until 1978. In the inter-war years it was one of the most important pulp magazines, and contained stories by the better-known writers of the era. Argosy magazine pdf. Vintage short story magazine, pulp fiction magazines.

Aviation Fiction Variety – How to Get Free Magazines

1923-1974

U.S.: Various publishers

Various magazines, mostly short story fiction, about flyers and flying. Vintage fiction magazines, pulp fiction magazines.

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Blue Book – Pulp Fiction Magazines

1909-1951

U.S.: Consolidated Magazines & other publishers

Blue Book was one of the four top fiction magazines in the U.S. in the early 20th century. The target audience was both men and women, and the work of many well-known writers and illustrators appeared there. Authors included Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie, Zane Grey and Rider Haggard. The Blue Book was published under varying titles from 1906 to 1975. – from Wikipedia. Vintage short story magazines, pulp fiction magazines.

Classics Illustrated – Free Comic Books Online

1941-1969

U.S.: Classics Illustrated

“Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les Miserables, Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1971, producing 169 issues. ” – Internet Archive. Free comic books online.

Crime Stories Magazine Collection – How to Get Free Magazines

Magazine Collection 1870-1971

Various publishers

A wide variety of mystery & crime fiction magazines, published from the late 19th century through the 1960s.Vintage fiction magazine, detective magazine pdf.

Detective Magazine Collection – Read Magazine Free Online

ca 1920s – 1950s

U.S. – Various publishers

A number of titles are represented here, especially including ‘True Detective Mysteries Magazine’, ‘Dime Mystery Magazine’ and ‘Dime Detective Magazine’. Detective magazine pdf, free fiction magazines, True Detective Mysteries Magazine.

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Love Story Magazine – Pulp Magazine PDF

1930-1944

U.S.: Street & Smith

Love Story was one of the most popular pulp fiction magazines, and the leading romance magazine in the 1930s and 1940s. There were 1,158 issues during its life from 1922 to 1947, as it appeared weekly for long stretches. – from The Pulp Magazines Project. Romantic short stories free, pulp fiction magazines.

Western Magazine Variety – How to Get Free Magazines

ca 1934-1960

U.S. – Various publishers

Here are several Western fiction magazines, mostly published from the 1930s to about 1960. Magazine titles include ‘.44 Western’, Speed ‘Western Stories’, ‘Thrilling Western’, ‘Western Story’, ‘World Wide Adventure’, ‘Zane Grey’s Western’, and others. Free Western magazines.


Games – Read Magazine Free Online

Computer and Video Games PDF Magazine

1981-1999

UK: Future

“Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004. Its offshoot website was launched in 1999 and closed in February 2015. It was the world’s first dedicated video games magazine.” – Wikipedia. Computer and Video games magazine back issues free. Free PDF magazine back issues.

Computer Gaming World – PDF Magazine

1982-2006

CA: Golden Empire

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006. Computer Gaming World magazines free.

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Cubed Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

Issues 2016 – 2017

Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK: Cubed Magazine

“A monthly gaming magazine from the team of volunteers at Cubed Gamers, an international gaming collective offering the best in reviews, comment and features about the games industry.” – Publisher.

Edge Free Back Issues of Magazines PDF

Edge Magazine Website

1993-2007

UK: Future

“Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.” – Publisher. Edge magazine free back issues.

Gambit Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

Issues 2014 – 2018

Gambit Magazine

Gambit stands for Games, entertainment, movies, television and technology. The articles mostly appear to be about games. There is also a “news” section.

Game and Gamer Collection – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues

Archive Collection

Various

This is a collection of magazines and newsletters based around gaming of all sorts: Arcade games, Computer Games, Console Games, as well as Board Games, Role-Playing Games, and any other sort of related entertainment. Collection at the Internet Archive. Various game and gamer PDF magazines free.

Game Nite Magazine – Magazine Download

2015 – 2020

Shelter Island, US: Serge Pierro

“Game Nite Magazine is a free monthly magazine covering the world of Tabletop Gaming. We cover Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures, and more.” – Publisher

The General – Free PDF Magazines Back Issues

1964-1998

Baltimore, MD: Avalon Hill

“The General (1964–1998) was a bi-monthly periodical devoted to supporting Avalon Hill’s line of wargames, with articles on game tactics, history, and industry news. It was the first professionally produced wargaming magazine for the nascent cardboard and hex-map wargaming hobby. Over the years the magazine was variously called The Avalon Hill General, Avalon Hill’s General, The General Magazine, or simply General. With the sale of Avalon Hill to Hasbro in 1998 the magazine ceased.” – Wikipedia. Avalon Hill began producing games for the computer in the early or mid-90s, and the magazine issues of that period reflect the change. The General free back issues of magazines.

PC Zone Free PDF Magazine

1993-2010

UK: Dennis, Future Plc

“PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. The last issue of PC Zone went on sale 2 September 2010. ” – Wikipedia. PC Zone free back issues of magazines .

Playstation PDF Magazine Collection

Magazine collection

Various publishers

At this site there are numerous back issues of various magazines dedicated to games for Sony Playstation game consoles. Titles include: Playstation Max, Playstation Pro, Playstation World, Extreme Playstation, Planet Playstation, Mean Machines Playstation and more. Various Playstation magazines free archive.

Retro Gamer Free Back Issues of Magazines

Retro Gamer Magazine Website

2004(?) – 2021

UK

“Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games. It was the first commercial magazine to be devoted entirely to the subject. Launched in January 2004 as a quarterly publication, Retro Gamer soon became a monthly. In 2005, a general decline in gaming and computer magazine readership led to the closure of its publishers, Live Publishing, and the rights to the magazine were later purchased by Imagine Publishing. It was taken over by Future plc on 21 October 2016, following Future’s acquisition of Imagine Publishing.” – Wikipedia

Sims Nation Magazine – How to Get Free Magazines

Simmer’s Digest Website

Issues 2020 – Present

Simmer’s Digest

Wireframe FreePDFMagazine

Wireframe Magazine Website

1995-2020

UK: Raspberry Pi Trading

“Wireframe magazine is a monthly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. In every issue, we’ll be looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.” – Publisher. Wireframe magazine back issues free.


Movies, TV & Radio – Read Magazine Free Online

American Cinemotographer – Movie Magazines Online

American Cinemotographer Magazine Website

1922-1982

Hollywood, CA.: American Society of Cinematographers

“American Cinematographer magazine is a magazine published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers. It focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, covering domestic and foreign feature productions, television productions, short films, music videos and commercials. The emphasis is on interviews with cinematographers, but directors and other filmmakers are often featured as well. Articles include technical how-to pieces, discussions of tools and technologies that affect cinematography, and historical features.” – Wikipedia

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Australian TV Week Magazine- Brisbane – Old TV Magazines

1978-1979

Melbourne: Southdown Press

“TV Week magazine is a weekly Australian magazine that provides television program listings information and highlights, as well as television-related news. Content ranges from previews for upcoming storylines of popular television programs, particularly dramas, comedies, soap operas and reality shows airing in Australia, celebrity interviews, gossip and news reports about television, movies and music. A full weekly program guide with highlights is featured, as well listings for streaming services and crossword puzzles. It was first published as a Melbourne-only publication in December 1957.” – Wikipedia

Backstage – How to Get Free Magazines

Backstage Magazine Website

2019 – Present

NY: Backstage

“Backstage is the resource for actors, movers, and shakers in the performing arts—expert advice, casting news intel, inspiration, opportunities, and more, provided by industry pros and fellow artists.” – Website

Cinefantastique – Old Movie Magazines

1970-2002

Forest Park, IL.: Cinefantastique

Cinefantastique magazine is an American horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine. Cinefantastique originally started as a mimeographed fanzine in 1967, then relaunched as a quarterly magazine in 1970. Publisher/editor Frederick S. Clarke made it a serious critical/review journal of the genres. Clarke died in 2000, and not long afterward the magazine was sold, and the name was changed to CFQ. – Wikipedia

Cinesprint Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

Cinesprint Website

Issues 2012 – 2020

Hyderabad, India: Wishesh Digital Media

News and happenings from the Indian Cine world, including movie reviews, hot gossip, interviews, star profiles, news, etc.

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Deadline Hollywood – Movie Magazines Online

Deadline Website

2015 – Present

Hollywood, CA.: PMC

“Deadline Hollywood has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood is regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry leaders and key decision-makers across many fields track Deadline many times a day and its postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.” – Website

Disney News

1965-1993

U.S.: Walt Disney

“The Disney Magazine, otherwise known as Disney News Magazine, was the “Official Magazine for Magic Kingdom Club Families” and ran between the years of 1965 and 2005. The magazine was sent out four times a year, with one edition per season and was free to members of the Magic Kingdom Club (MKC).” – Wikipedia.

Doctor Who Magazine – Television Fan Magazine

1981-2007 + Specials

1979-1993

UK: Marvel Comics, Panini House

“Doctor Who Magazine is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series “Doctor Who”. Launched in 1979 as Doctor Who Weekly, the magazine became a monthly publication the following year. Now with 13 issues a year, the publication features behind the scenes articles on the TV show and other media, as well as producing its own comic strip.” – Internet Archive

Fangoria – Old Movie Magazines

1979-2015

Chicago: Watkins

“Fangoria magazine is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979. At the height of its popularity in the 1980s and early ’90s it was the most prominent horror publication in the world.” – Internet Archive. In August 2020 it was announced that the dying magazine was being purchased by new owners and would be re-animated.

Film Bulletin – Film Magazines

1934-1963

Philadelphia: Wax

A motion picture trade paper, issued every other week. Seems to be aimed mainly at cinema managers and other professionals in film distribution. It features (among many other articles), reviews of films that each contain a synopsis of the story and an assessment of its drawing power for ticket buyers. Film Bulletin Magazine.

Film India – Film Magazines

1937-1949

Bombay (Mumbai): Baburao Patel

“Film India magazine was an Indian monthly magazine covering Indian cinema and published in English. The magazine featured film news, editorials, studio round-ups, gossip, and reviews of different language films, mainly from Hindi and regional cinema and affiliated reviews from Hollywood.” – Wikipedia.

Flix Premiere Close Up – Movie Magazines Online

Flix Premiere Website

2017 – 2019

UK: Flix Premiere

“Flix Premiere is an online Cinema bringing you exclusive new movies every week. Discover Award-Winning new movies, across all genres, only available on Flix Premiere. The purpose of this magazine is to share with our movie-goers, the industry and our partners – updates about what is happening at Flix Premiere each month. We aim to highlight and explore the upcoming month’s film premieres in each market, and occasionally announce new developments on our platform. ” – Publisher.

ICG Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

ICG Magazine Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Hollywood, CA.: International Cinematographers Guild

“The International Cinematographers Guild represents the most talented camera professionals in the world. The technicians and artisans in our union are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen.” – Website

Modern Screen – Old Movie Magazine

1930-1960

NY: Dell

Modern Screen magazine was an American fan magazine that debuted in November 1930 and was published by Dell in New York City, selling for 10 cents. For many years Modern Screen and Photo Play were the most popular magazines among film fans. Modern Screen continued to be successful well into the ’70s, but in the 80s the public was turning to celebrity magazines like People. Modern Screen closed in 1985. – from Wikipedia.

Motion Picture Fan Magazine Variety – Old Movie Magazines

ca 1915-1922

U.S. – Various publishers

Many of the earliest American film magazine titles for fans are here; mostly from the early 1920s. They include ‘Film Fun’, ‘Movie Weekly’, ‘Screenland’, and ‘Movie Pictorial’. This website (Century Past), has extensive collections of three film fan magazines from the inter-war period; ‘Photoplay’, ‘Motion Picture’, and ‘Silver Screen’. All three can be found on the Entertainment Magazines page. Film fan magazines.

Movie and Radio Guide – Old Movie Magazine – Vintage Radio Magazine

1940-1943

Philadelphia: Triangle

“Movie and Radio Guide, a weekly, began life in 1931 as Radio Guide, changing its name in 1940. The name was revised again in 1940 to Movie-Radio Guide. “There were as many as 14 regional editions, intended to reflect local programming schedules and stations. It morphed into Radio guide and is the predecessor of TV Guide” – World Radio History.com. Nearly half of each issue has articles about movie and radio shows and stars, with most of the remainder devoted to extensive radio schedules. See the entry on this web page for “Radio Guide Magazine” for issues from 1931 to 1940.

Movie Fan Magazine Collection – Old Film Magazines

Magazine Variety 1912-1923

Various publishers

This collection of early fan magazines includes Screenland, Movie Pictorial, Photo-Play World, Close-Up, New Zealand Theatre & Motion Picture, Film Fun, Movie Weekly, and other titles.

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Moving Picture World – Old Movie Magazines

1908-1927

NY: J.P. Chalmers Jr.

“The Moving Picture World magazine was an influential early trade journal for the American film industry, from 1907 to 1927.” – Wikipedia. This was an industry journal, intended for professionals in the film industry or cinema owners rather than for film fans.

Nostalgia Illustrated – Film Magazines Online – Old TV Magazines

1974-1975

NY: Curtis Magazines

Subtitled “The Pleasures of the Past”, this brief series in the mid-70s contained articles & photos of pop culture from the early- to mid-20th century. TV, movies and movie stars make up a large share of the content. Nostalgia Illustrated Magazine.

Odeon Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

Issues 2015 -2019

Bath, UK: Future Fusion

Published on behalf of Odeon cinemas. “Every packed issue, ODEON Magazine brings you the latest film news, previews, reviews and features, presented, written with blockbusting passion and knowledge by film lovers for film lovers.” – Publisher.

Old Radio Times – Vintage Radio Magazine Online

Old Radio Times Magazine Website

2005-2021 Old Radio Times magazine Archive

2005-2013 Internet Archive

U.S.: Old Radio Times Researchers Group

“The ‘Old Radio Times’ magazine is the official publication of the Old Time Radio Researchers. Every two months readers are treated to informational and entertaining features by the hobby’s best writers and researchers. Articles are varied, but are centralized on events surrounding the Golden Age of Radio. Topics include, but are not limited too, how shows were produced, bios and events in OTR personalities lives, detailed series descriptions and information, current research techniques, transcribing techniques, rare OTR photographs, OTR editorials, and much more.” – Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

Photoplay – Old Film Magazine

1916-1963

Chicago: McFadden Publications

Photoplay magazine was one of the first American film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded Motion Picture Story, a magazine also directed at fans. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Photoplay was the most popular magazine in the genre.

Picture-Play – Old Film Magazines Online

1915-1938

NY: Street & Smith

“Picture Play magazine, originally titled Picture-Play Weekly magazine, was an American weekly magazine focusing on the film industry. Its first edition was published on April 10, 1915. It eventually transitioned from a weekly to a monthly magazine, before ending its production run in 1941 when it merged with Charm Magazine.” – Publisher. Picture-Play’s intended audience was movie fans, and the issues are filled with articles about stars and recent films, and lots of photos.

PVR Movies First Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

PVR Movies First Magazine Website Issues 2015 – 2020

India: PVR Cinemas

Published by PVR Cinemas, which owns a chain of cinemas in India. Each issue includes information about upcoming films, as well as profiles of stars.

Radio Guide – Old Radio Magazine Online

1931-1943

1932-1943 – Internet Archive

NY Radio Guide

Radio Guide magazine published listings of network radio programming schedules, with articles about the stars, stations and networks. It began in late 1931 and changed names to “Movie and Radio Guide” in 1940; then ceased publication in 1943.

Radio Mirror – Vintage Radio Magazine Online

1934-1963

NY – Syndicate Management Corp.

A monthly magazine for listeners that began publication in late 1933. It changed names a few times, and was finally “Radio & TV Mirror’ in 1952-1953. Radio Mirror Magazine.

Realscreen – Movie Magazines Online

Realscreen Website

2011 – Present

Ontario, Canada: Brunico

“Realscreen is the only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries. Realscreen aims to bring diverse communities together for dialog, debate and discussion about the global business of factual entertainment.” – Publisher.

Screen Africa

Screen Africa Website

2015 – 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa: Sun Circle

“Screen Africa has become the industry bible for South Africa’s film and broadcasting sectors. As South Africa has increasingly taken its place as a leader and partner among Africa’s 54 nations, Screen Africa has broadened its horizons to include film and broadcast industries across the continent. The magazine is now constantly expanding its footprint in one of the world’s most exciting, diverse and vibrant entertainment and communications sectors and expanding its vision from a South African one to a truly pan-African one.” – Website

Screen Thrills Illustrated – Old Movie Magazines

1962-1965

Philadelphia: Warren

A popular magazine covering movies, TV and stars. Westerns, war movies and other adventure shows are the main content, and the target audience is mainly male. Screen Thrills Illustrated Magazine.

SDC Journal – Read Magazine Free Online

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Website

Issues 2013 – Present

New York: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

“Published by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, SDC JOURNAL’s mission is to give voice to an empowered collective of directors and choreographers working in all jurisdictions and venues across the country, encourage advocacy, and highlight artistic achievement. SDC is a national theatrical labor union.” – Publisher

Silver Screen – Old Movie Magazines

Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 4a Vol 4b Vol 5b Vol 6a

Vol 6b Vol 7a Vol 7b Vol 8a Vol 8b Vol 9a

Vol 9b Vol 10a Vol 10b

NY
New York Dewey Dec. 050

This monthly fan magazine focusing on the film industry began in 1930 and continued, with changes, until 1977. Vol 1-10 (Nov 1930 – Oct 1940), except Vol 3 and part of Vol 5 (Nov 1934 – Feb 1935) are available. Silver Screen Magazine.

Television Magazine

Royal Television Society Website

2014 – Present

London, UK: Royal Television Society

“The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television. Television Magazine is the UK’s leading monthly on television issues and broadcasting policy, distributed free to all RTS members.” – Website

TV & Satellite Week – TV Magazines Online

2018-2020

London, UK: Future Publishing

“TV & Satellite Week is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom. Its focus is on quality dramas, comedy and documentaries, films and sport.” – Wikipedia. Free TV magazines. TV & Satellite Week Magazine.

TV Guide – Television Magazines Online Free

TV Guide Magazine Website

1959-2016 (Random Issues)

Book – TV Guide: The First 25 Years (1978)

U.S.: TV Guide Magazine LLC

“TV Guide Magazine is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.” – Wikipedia. Free TV magazines.

World Screen – Read Magazine Free Online

Worldscreen Website

2009 – Present

NY: World Screen

“World Screen, the publishing group behind World Screen magazine, also publishes TV Europe, TV Latina, TV Formats, TV Asia, TV Kids, TV Real, TV Drama and TV Listings. The company’s online offerings include ten English- and Spanish-language newsletters, twenty websites and a number of targeted annual guides.” – Website. This collection includes several of the listed titles.


Sci-Fi & Fantasy – How to Get Free Magazines

Amazing Stories Magazine – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

1926-1960s

U.S.

“Amazing Stories Magazine began in 1926 as the first American magazine devoted solely to Science Fiction. It played an important role in the genre for many years, not suspending print publication until 2005. Science fiction pulp magazines. Amazing Stories magazine back issues. Science fiction magazines free, free fantasy magazines.

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Magazine Website

1995-2005

U.S.: Dell Magazines

Founded in 1977 by Isaac Asimov, in recent years, Asimov’s has placed more stories on the Final Hugo Ballot than all of its competitors combined, and more than twice as many as its closest competitor. – Publisher. Asimov’s magazine back issues, science fiction magazines free.

Astounding Stories Magazine – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

ca 1932-1970

U.S. – Various publishers

‘Astounding Stories of Super-Science Magazine’ appeared in January 1930. By 1938, when the title was changed to ‘Astounding Science Fiction Magazine’, it was the best-known American Science Fiction magazine, offering stories by the top writers of the genre. In 1959 the title was changed to ‘Analog Science Fact/Science Fiction’. Astounding Stories magazine online. Science fiction magazines pdf.

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Creepy Magazine PDF – Pulp Magazine PDF

1964-1983

U.S.: Warren

“Creepy magazine pdf was an American horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. An anthology magazine, it initially was published quarterly but later went bimonthly.” It ran from 1964 to 1983, and again from 2009 to 2016. – Wikipedia. Creepy magazine pdf archive. Free horror magazine.

Doctor Who Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

1981-2007 + Specials

1979-1993

UK: Marvel Comics, Panini House

“Doctor Who Magazine is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series “Doctor Who”. Launched in 1979 as Doctor Who Weekly, the magazine became a monthly publication the following year. Now with 13 issues a year, the publication features behind the scenes articles on the TV show and other media, as well as producing its own comic strip.” – Internet Archive. Free Doctor Who magazines.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries Magazine – Pulp Magazine PDF

1940-1953

U.S.: Frank A. Munsey Co., Popular Publications

Famous Fantastic Mysteries was launched in 1939 with the purpose of reintroducing stories the Frank Munsey company had acquired in previous decades for other titles. In 1942 the magazine was sold to Popular Publications, and different content appeared, including original stories and serialized books long out of print. The magazine was published irregularly throughout its life, which ended with the June 1953 issue. – from the Pulp Magazines Project. Free mystery magazines, pulp magazines pdf.

Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

1950-1979

NY: World Editions

“Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by a French-Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology.” – Wikipedia. Galaxy magazines online, Science fiction magazines pdf.

IF Magazine – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

1952-1974

NY: Quinn

“If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue” – Internet Archive. If magazine online, free science fiction magazines.

Interzone Magazine – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

Interzone Magazine Website

1982-2008

U.S.: TTA Press

Interzone was founded in 1982 by David Pringle and others. Pringle stepped down in 2004, and it has since been published by TTA Press. – Publisher. Interzone magazine online, Science fiction magazines pdf.

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Magazine of Horror – Read Magazine Free Online

1963-1971

U.S.: Health Knowledge

” The digest magazine, titled Magazine of Horror and Strange Stories for the first three issues, was published from August, 1963, until April, 1971, for a total run of 36 issues. From the beginning, the magazine published SF stories along with the horror tales. Some readers objected to this policy, but [editor] Lowndes always found room to reprint SF and fantasy stories by such writers as H. G. Wells, H. P. Lovecraft, David H. Keller, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Edgar Allan Poe, Hugh B. Cave, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack Williamson, and Rudyard Kipling.” – Fancyclopedia 3. Magazine of Horror archive, free horror magazines.

Nebula – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

1953-1959

UK: Crownpoint

“Nebula Science Fiction was the first Scottish science fiction magazine. It was published from 1952 to 1959, and was edited by Peter Hamilton, a young Scot who was able to take advantage of spare capacity at his parents’ printing company, Crownpoint, to launch the magazine. Hamilton went to great lengths to encourage new writers. Many fans regarded it as the best-loved British SF magazine.” – Wikipedia. Nebula magazine free online, free science fiction magazines.

Realms of Fantasy Magazine – Read Magazine Free Online

1994-2003

Virginia: Sovereign

“Realms of Fantasy was a bimonthly fantasy speculative fiction magazine. Its original publisher was Sovereign Media, and it first launched with the October 1994 issue. The magazine published short stories by some of the genre’s most popular and most prominent authors.” – Wikipedia. It was discontinued in 2010. Realms of Fantasy magazine, free fantasy magazine.

Simulacrum – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

2003-2005

Wilmoth

Subtitled “The Magazine of Speculative Transformation”. In the first issue, editor Lynne Jamneck wrote that Simulacrum meant to “blur the line between genre, and bring together work from writers and artists alike across the spectrum.” Simulacrum magazine free online, free fantasy magazines.

Starlog Magazine PDF – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

1976-2003

U.S.: Starlog Group

This collection is a complete run of the magazine, from issue #1 until it ceased publication in 2003. “Starlog was a monthly science fiction magazine that was created in 1976 and focused primarily on Star Trek at its inception. Starlog, though it called itself a science fiction magazine, actually contained no fiction. The primary focus of the magazine, besides the fact that it was mostly based on Star Trek fandom, was the making of science fiction media – books, films, and television series – and the work that went into these creations. ” – Wikipedia. Starlog magazine pdf.

Supernatural Magazines Collection – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

Magazine Collection

Various publishers

Here is a selection of magazines at the Internet Archive’s Pulp Magazine Archive categorized as “Supernatural” fiction. Titles include Macabre Cadaver, Arkham Tales, Fate, The Black Magic Omnibus, Magazine of Horror, Supernatural Stories, and more. Paranormal stories free, pulp magazines online.

Weird Tales Magazine – Science Fiction Magazines PDF

1923-1948

U.S.

Weird Tales Magazine is an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine founded by J. C. Henneberger and J. M. Lansinger and first appearing in March 1923. It ceased publication in 1954, although there were several attempts to re-start it. Weird Tales magazine online. Horror stories free, pulp magazines online.

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