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sFrancis Scott Street and Francis Shubael Smith began their publishing partnership when they bought an old fiction magazine. In 1858 they bought the New York Weekly Dispatch, in 1933 they bought some tittles from Clayton Magazine which included "Astonishing Stories". In 1937 Street & Smith discontinued many of their pulp tittles such as "Complete Stories" and "Top-Notch".

Street & Smith stopped publishing pulps and comics in 1949 when sales declined due to the advent of television. They sold many of their tittles to Popular Publications. Conde Nast Publications bought them out in 1959. The company name continued to be used on the sports pre-season magazine until 2007. American City Business Journals acquired the Sporting News and merged Street and Smith in to TSN's annuals.

Street & Smith were responsible for creating such classic pulp characters as The Shadow, The Avenger, Justice Inc, and Doc Savage.

The other characters originally published by Street and Smith were

Ajax, The Sun Man

Bill Barnes

Black Dragon

The Black Fury V

Cap Fury

Crime Wizard

Dazaar, the Arch Fiend

Devil Kyoti

Doc Savage (Street and Smith, Gold Key, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite)

Dr. Quartz

Frank Merriwell

Frank Reed

Gadget Man (first creation of Lester Dent. This lead to the Dent's creation of The Shadow)

Hooded Wasp with sidekicks Wasplet and Honey Wasp

Iron Ghost

Iron Munro, the Astonishing Man (Street and Smith version)

I. V. Frost (Street and Smith, Moonstone)

John Sunlight (Street and Smith, DC, Dynamite)

The Joker (Detective Story Magazine 1919)

Justice, Inc (Street and Smith, DC, Dynamite)

Metal Master (Street and Smith, Marvel)

Monstradamus (First multi-arc Shadow villian)

Nick Carter

Norgil the Magician

Professor Solarus, The Space Master

Red Dragon (Street and Smith version)

The Avenger (Street and Smith, DC, Dynamite)

The Shadow (Street and Smith, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Dynamite)

Shiwan Khan (Street and Smith, DC, Dynamite)

Spider (Street and Smith version)

The Talon

Thunderbolt (Street and Smith version)

Vanisher (Street and Smith, Marvel)

Voodoo Master (Street and Smith, Dynamite)

White Rook

Dynamite publishes The Shadow. Shadow was published by DC. DC was publishing The Avenger, Doc Savage, and Justice Inc. before Dynamite picked up the publishing rights to all the characters.

Street & Smith was purchased by Conde Nast in 1959.

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For a list of Street and Smith publications including the pulp work see


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