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A few comic-book covers

Yes, this was an actual comic book. Bio-comics of prominent people weren’t unusual back in the day.Back in the early 1960s, a House of Mystery story was never as cool as this Dick Dillin cover looks.DDitto this Dillin cover.And to wrap up, a great Joe Kubert war-comics cover.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Covers for a Wednesday

An interesting cover by Ed Emsh.And this by Robert Gibson Jones. I wonder why there are leprechauns in the Andes?And what would Hump Day be without Edmond Swiatek introducing us to a giant pink ape.And an uncredited cover to finish up.#SFWApro. All rights to cover remain with current holders.

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I love the detail on this cover

 

Due to that muzzy-headedness I mentioned Friday, I didn’t focus enough to get today’s book-review post written. So instead I’m going to give you a comics cover I like because of the detail.

The cop whose hat has apparently been pushed off by his headcrest. The girl clutching her Mom. The military members here and there. The obvious shock, conveyed so well even without human faces (though part of that is knowing what’s happening — crop out one of the figures from the context and I don’t know they’d say “shock” so effectively).

It’s very easy to do a crowd scene that’s just a crowd of people. Making them a crowd of individuals is tougher. Murphy Anderson does a great job here. The story inside involves the last survivor of Mars plotting to conquer Earth; a scientist who escaped the effect of his morphing ray sets out to stop him. It’s not a standout, but it’s enjoyable if you like Strange Adventures yarns, which I do.

But even if I hated it, I’d still think the cover was cool.

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Some comics covers for Tuesday morning

Al Hartley takes us back to the days when wearing a dead animal’s fur was cool. I’m guessing it’s something like rabbit rather than something expensive like mink.Jay Scott Pike gives us a girl who I’m sure is not as bad as she pretends (from this description, I suspect she’s trying to make him jealous).Then we have the prelude to a painful Big Reveal, courtesy of John Romita—John Romita again, showing the kind of wedding moment that rarely happens in real life (which is a good thing).And another Al Hartley cover, showing that medical soap opera goes back long before Gray’s Anatomy.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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The original Orion slave women? (and other covers)

Walter Popp shows us a green-skinned beauty 20 years before Star Trek.Earl Bergey gives us another of his night-gown clad alien women.A shocker crime cover from Gilbert Fullington.Lawrence Sterne Stevens introduces us to a rather comical alien.And by an uncredited artist, a cover reminding us that a tattooed man used to be a freak.

As does this classic Bradbury collection.#SFWApro. Rights to all images remain with current holders.

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More “you think YOU’RE having a bad day?” covers

First by Mort Meskin—Then by Bob Brown —And Dick Dillin—And Dillin again —George Roussos—And Gene Colan —#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Let’s look at some covers!

Barye Phillips gives us Moonraker.Virgil Finlay gives a George Allan England reprint a neat cover—And here’s one by Powers.Here’s a striking pulp cover by Rudolph Belarski.And I’ll wrap up with this pulp cover by Jack Binder.#SFWApro. Rights to all images remain with current holder.

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Valentine’s Day approaching, so romance covers!

Kicking off with this Nick Cardy cover and it’s searing, agonizing question.Then Jay Scott Pike showing the dilemma of the woman torn between settling and becoming an old maid (just look what a crone she is!).John Romita catches a moment of romantic confusion.Ric Estrada delivers a very 1960s cover.Here’s a cover with a warning, but will the protagonist listen? Art is uncredited.And a poster for a romantic movie I’m very fond of.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Bad, bad, bad, bad girls (on paperback covers)

Robert McGinnis gives us a bad girl … whose left hand appears to have dematerialized.

Another bad girl, because good girls don’t show up naked on the cover. I’m not sure why women painting their toenails was considered sexy, but I’ve seen that in a lot of images.

Barye Phillips gives women a warning! against getting involved with those crazy beatniks.An uncredited cover dealing with “liquor and lust!”This uncredited cover may look like the lead’s got a bizarre fetish but his passion is just his love for the sea over his landbound wife.

And here’s another McGinnis cover, with the kind of bad girl that paperback PIs always ran into the 1950s.

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Some days you get the bear, some days the totem pole gets you

I’m running behind, this will have to do for today’s post. Art by Dick Dillin.#SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder.

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