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Custom Rodder - Magazine Covers - 1957 to 1965

Custom Rodder was an East coast, small format magazine published by Irwin Stein and his Magnum Publications organization at 47 East 44th St, New York.  Larry T. Shaw was the first editor. 

Irwin Stein was well known as a New York publisher and owner of Lancer Books.  He published many genres, but was best known for science fiction, detective and heroic fantasies.  Larry T. Shaw is well known as a science fiction writer.

The first issue was in May, 1957, and the last known publishing date was January 1965.  It was a 68 page magazine and had good rod & custom content.  Published monthly in the beginning, the publishers switched to every other month starting in March, 1963 at the same time they went to a larger format.  The magazine was re-titled to Rodder & Super Stock magazine in March, 1965.

Note: volume and series numbering was erratic with this title due to poor quality control.  Note the numbering errors in July, 1961 and January & February, 1962.

PUBLICATION DATA: Custom Rodder had five years of publisher provided print volume data, but the publisher submitted the same inflated net paid circulation numbers the last two years.  So only three years of data are valid.  The magzine stayed in the #8 position in 1961 to 1963.

NOTE: Other magazines used this title.  The first ones were printed in 1974 (April & June) and again in 1979 (May and September).  And the title was used again in the Fall, 1991 in Custom Rodder The Trendsetter, a hot rod magazine started by Tom McMullen with editor Jerry Weesner. 

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May 1957 Vol 1 No 1 June 1957 July 1957 Vol 1 No 2 Aug 1957
Sept 1957 Vol 1 No 3 Oct 1957 Vol 1 No 4 Nov 1957 Vol 1 No 5 Dec 1957 Vol 1 No 6
Jan 1958 Vol 2 No 1 Feb 1958 Vol 2 No 2 Mar 1958 Vol 2 No 3 Apr 1958 Vol 2 No 4
May 1958 Vol 2 No 5 June 1958 Vol 2 No 6 July 1958 Vol 3 No 1 Aug 1958 Vol 3 No 2
Sept 1958 Vol 3 No 3 Oct 1958 Vol 3 No 4 Nov 1958 Vol 3 No 5 Dec 1958 Vol 3 No 6
Jan 1959 Vol 4 No 1 Feb 1959 Vol 4 No 2 Mar 1959 Vol 4 No 3 Apr 1959 Vol 4 No 4
May 1959 Vol 4 No 5 June 1959 Vol 4 No 6 July 1959 Vol 5 No 1 Aug 1959 Vol 5 No 2
Sept 1959 Vol 5 No 3 Oct 1959 Vol 5 No 4 Nov 1959 Vol 5 No 5 Dec 1959 Vol 5 No 6
Jan 1960 Vol 6 No 1 Feb 1960 Vol 6 No 2 Mar 1960 Vol 6 No 3 Apr 1960 Vol 6 No 4
May 1960 Vol 6 No 5 June 1960 Vol 6 No 6 July 1960 Vol 7 No 1 Aug 1960 Vol 7 No 2
Sept 1960 Vol 7 No 3 Oct 1960 Vol 7 No 4 Nov 1960 Vol 7 No 5 Dec 1960 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1961 Vol 8 No 1 Feb 1961 Vol 8 No 2 Mar 1961 Vol 8 No 3 Apr 1961 Vol 8 No 4
May 1961 Vol 8 No 5 June 1961 Vol 8 No 6 July 1961 Vol 8 No 7 Aug 1961 Vol 9 No 2
Sept 1961 Vol 9 No 3 Oct 1961 Vol 9 No 4 Nov 1961 Vol 9 No 5 Dec 1961 Vol 9 No 6
Jan 1962 Vol 9 No 7 Feb 1962 Vol 9 No 8 Mar 1962 Vol 10 No 3 Apr 1962 Vol 10 No 4
May 1962 Vol 10 No 5 June 1962 Vol 10 No 6 July 1962 Vol 11 No 1 Aug 1962 Vol 11 No 2
Sept 1962 Vol 11 No 3 Oct 1962 Vol 11 No 4 Nov 1962 Vol 11 No 5 Dec 1962 Vol 11 No 6
Jan 1963 Vol 12 No 1 Feb 1963 Vol 12 No 2 Mar 1963 Vol 12 No 3 May 1963 Vol 12 No 4
July 1963 Vol 12 No 5 Sept 1963 Vol 12 No 6 Nov 1963 Vol 12 No 7 Jan 1964 Vol 13 No 1
Feb 1964 Vol 12 No 2 Mar 1964 Vol 12 No 3 May 1964 Vol 12 No 4 July 1964 Vol 13 No 5
   
Sept 1964 Vol 13 No 5 Jan 1965 Vol 14 No 1
Last Known Issue
   
       
       

 

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