Vargo Statten
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960
Penname of John Russell Fearn, English prowriter chiefly infamous for having lent his pseudonym to the title of the Vargo Statten Magazine — a production which, like Out of This World Adventures, found that you can too go broke underestimating public taste. The last issue, V1N3, contained Chuck Harris' story "Omega", but this gesture towards higher things came too late. The mag went broke and Chuch only got 7/- for his story, so he deposited the cheque with the Willis Museum of Fantiquities.