It is easy to see that this genre has it's own set of weaknesses. It shamelessly exploited sensational and racy stories just to make a buck. The production values were cheap, and the writers more often than not catered to reader's every fantasy. But it was in these very motive that something unique was born. Through out the pages of pulp fiction were what men wished to be: the good guy. In a world of gangsters, prohibition, and women's rights, it seemed that men were having the rug pulled out from under them and being told to shape up and learn what's what or get left behind. In pulp fiction, young men found a place where things were black and white, though the cheap paper may be yellowing on the edges. A place that to confirm what being a man was all about: being tough, doing right, and bringing home a lady every once in a while