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Comic and pulp covers for Tuesday

First Jack Kirby —Then Virgil Finlay, for a creepy thriller by Joseph Payne Brennan.A Gil Kane actioner with a female Robin Hood in the old west.I don’t know the artist, but that’s a title that gives a good feel for what you’re getting into.One by John Romita catching an awkward romantic moment.A whimsical image by Hannes Bok—An eerie one by Boris Dolgov, though C. Hall Thompson’s work is third-rate Lovecraft.And one by J. Allen St. John to finish with.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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It’s Tuesday, so paperback covers! That makes sense, right?

If not, too bad, because here they come!

I don’t know the artist, but that’s a great cover for John Wyndham’s novel (yes, the same guy who wrote Midwich Cuckoos).And here’s a Powers cover for another Wyndham novel, though this one’s way too “drawing room SF” for my taste.Paul Rader provides the cover for a more down-to-Earth but not necessarily more realistic novel (in a startling twist the womanizing executive winds up with the sweetly innocent secretary after she gets a makeover!)

A rather grim-looking dystopia, courtesy of the Leo and Diane DillonWith this one by Mitchell Hooks I’ve no idea what’s going on, but I am intrigued. Despite the title, it’s a mystery.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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Not much reading material to review—

So I’m going to carry it over and post a couple of covers. I should be back to form next week.

First one by Virgil Finlay—And a much more real-world entry, by Mitchell Hooks.And this one by Robert Maguire which really makes me want to read the book.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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It’s midweek, how’s it going?

Hopefully better than these dudes.Mine’s going well, but a little too busy to get a substantial blog post in, so …

#SFWApro. Art by Ross Andru, all rights to image belong with current holder.

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Some comics covers for Wednesday

A dynamic cover by Herb Trimpe, one of “my” Hulk artists along with Sal Buscema.Jack Kirby provides one of his monster covers—This one is by (probably) Dick Giordano. But seriously, doesn’t everyone over 14 know a teenager’s heart can break? We’ve been there.And another romance cover (by Nick Caputo), showing how long “no means yes” has been around.#SFWApro.

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Wonder Woman in images

So as I’ve written so much about Wonder Woman, I figured I’d showcase some of her memorable covers. Like HG Peters’ cover for the start of her series in Sensation ComicsAnd a Ross Andru cover for one of Robert Kanigher’s rather zany issues—Here Andru captures Kanigher’s insanely racist and just plain insane concept for a new villain, Egg Fu.And one for the Wonder Family era, also by Andru.Now we get a Dick Giordano cover featuring Catwoman, Diana and Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser (face it true believer, this one has it all!).The George Perez cover that kicked off his Wonder Woman reboot.And Perez’ truly chilling version of Ares from a few issues later.Then we have Gene Colan from his too-brief run with Roy Thomas.A Mike Sekowsky cover from Diana’s depowered years.I’ll end with two bits of interior art — this Ross Andru scene from the late Silver Age story in which Kanigher fires most of the supporting cast (this particular scene among fans looks like a prescient parody of online fan debates)—And this HG Peters scene giving us a memorable example of William Marston’s interest in bondage and dominance.#SFWApro. All rights to all images remain with current holder.

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Women on paperback and pulp covers

Sometimes the central image as in this Milton Luros cover—Sometimes, like this Charles Moll cover, a supporting player (but a very sexy one).Sometimes an adversary, as in Allen Anderson’s image—And sometimes, like Barye Phillips cover, the story’s central character.And sometimes very badly drawn. Robert McGinnis’ cover here is for a mystery novel but doesn’t it look more like an ET?#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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Doomposting!

I’ve no idea why doomposting is a big deal but I figure if I get in on the trend, I’ll get extra clicks. So here we go — Doomposting!

Then we have Victor’s fifth cousin Bob Doom, the evil dentist (not kidding)!Next, some Doom (Patrol) postingAnd some Droomposting—And Dragoom-posting—

And Goom-posting—And Googam Son of Goom-posting—I shall now relax and await my 15 minutes of internet fame.

All covers by Jack Kirby except She-Hulk (Dale Keown) and My Greatest Adventure (Bruno Premiani). All rights remain with current holders. #SFWApro.

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It’s hump day, so comics covers!

Hopefully your week is going better than the people here, starting with guy on Dick Dillin’s cover below.The man on this Dillin cover isn’t doing much better, I fear.This pair of Gil Kane covers shows everyone having a bad week!While the humans on this Jack Kirby cover are not living their best life, Goom looks kind of lovable.But however bad your week is going at least you don’t have to face — Rro! Art by Steve DitkoOn a more mundane level, Joe Kubert shows us a GI having a bad day—And there’s obviously something tragic happening here (Grand Comics Database suggests Sy Barry did the cover).And last but not least, courtesy of Jack Kirby — Doomposting!

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If it’s Tuesday, it must be cover art

Art is uncredited. What is she tormented about, I wonder? Sexual orientation?  Alcoholishm? Adultery?

This looks interesting though Dick can be very hit-or-miss for me.Cover art by Emsh.Art is uncredited, but I like this one too.And this cover by Anderson shows a man menaced by … space women in high heels?#SFWApro. All rights to covers remain with current holder.

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