Everyday Astrology magazine was a pulp publication that ran from 1932 to 1953. I’ve never looked inside it, but the WW2 covers are surreal. The magazine was trying to strike a balance between keeping the show going and acknowledging the unprecedented shitstorm raging around it.
It was published by Ned Pines, a Sagittarius who started Thrilling Publications (later Better Publications) in 1928 when he was 23. It quickly became the most prolific comic, magazine, and pulp fiction publisher in existence. As well as Everyday Astrology, Pines produced dozens of other titles.
They included the apparently enormously popular Rodeo Romance series, Captain Future and Red Mask, the first African-American superhero.
Pines was born with Mercury Retrograde, at zero degrees of Capricorn, conjunct Uranus. A classic mercurial character, he started writing and editing aged 11, putting out a zine for his Boy Scouts troop. His company kept name writers afloat between gigs writing for ‘respectable’ media and churned out thousands of titles. A Mars in Aquarius guy, he said his success secret was to shut down anything that didn’t work abruptly.
Images: I don’t know who the artists were, but the more surreal ones – e.g.: above – look like Earle K Bergey.