With ninty-nine issues from January 1939 to Winter Fall 1955.
A companion to Thrilling Wonder Stories that specialised in short stories, Startling Stories was complete novels and a few fill in short stories reprints from Wonder Stories.
Noticeable cover style by Earle Bergey, although started by Howard Brown and Rudolph Berlarski the scantily dressed heroin and menacing alien became common place.
The UK edition printed by Pembertons from June 1949 to May 1954 with eighteen issues.
Canadian reprint editions 1945 and 1946 and then later 1948 to 1951