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Some covers for Tuesday

Powers art for Jack Vance’s The Palace of Love.An odd-looking uncredited cover for a Lovecraft collection. Somehow that weird shadow figure makes the book look almost comical.CC Beall does a cover for a mystery classic.I may have used this uncredited cover before, but I like the juxtaposition of fantasy and modern so here it is again.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Some covers for Wednesday

Walter Popp does a good one for L. Sprague deCamp’s story of an immortal Neanderthal, “The Gnarly Man.”I’m not sure why, but I really like this Alex Schomburg cover.And a paperback cover by Norman Saunders. “She was evil [but] he couldn’t live without her” — we’ve all been there, right?And here’s one by Peter Jones I rather like (I’ve posted it before).#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Covers for Tuesday

First, an uncredited but creepy one.Next an uncredited cover for Wylie’s Gladiator, playing up the Sex Sells angle.A pulp cover by Frank R. PaulOne by James TeasonAnd another uncredited cover.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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Covers for a Tuesday

This has no good ending. Art by Dick Dillin.Another Dillin cover. I’m guessing the creature isn’t so bad and it all works out.A lively war-comics cover by Jerry GrandenettiAnd one of John Romita’s romance covers. Bonnie Taylor appeared in several Young Romance issues. If you’re curious, Jacqueline Nodell details this story here.And if you think that looks like heartbreak, how about this? Art is uncredited, probably by Romita. I hope Bonnie got a happy ending before her series wrapped up.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Comics covers for Tuesday

I’d thought I’d have a real post, but last week’s activities coupled with our house guest have thrown my schedule way off.

First Luis Dominguez captures our mixed feelings on schooling in a time of pandemic. And yet he drew it in 1977!Dick Dillin shows a city where everyone but the ETs is still practicing social distancing.

John Romita’s cover makes me want to read this issue. Is Michael going to show? Or will it turn out the dude she’s with is Mr. Right after all?

Another Romita romance cover setting up heartbreak. Dude, the answer to your question is, just say it!#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Paperback and pulp covers for hump day

An uncredited but striking cover for Cornell Woolrich’s (behind the Irish pseudonym) excellent mystery novel.I like this George Rozen cover but what’s the point of the guinea pigs?Is it just me or does the dude in the Bentley cover look like he’s trying some kind of hypnosis on his opponent?A couple more Woolrich covers, both uncredited.Robert Gibson Jones contributes the next one.

Followed by this Ed Swiatek image.

And I’ll finish with this one by Ron Walotsky.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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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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