Because obviously a Bronze Age Marvel Comic wouldn’t lie about that would they?
And it is my imagination or does the protagonist have some serious push-up bra action going on?
#SFWAPro. Cover by J. Winslow Mortimer, a veteran comics artist dating back to the Golden Age. All rights remain with current holder.
OMG, she took off her face and shot rays out of it!
She’s been a baaaad girl!No discrimination here.And one by John Fernie. I suppose a round trip to murder is better than a one-way trip.#SFWApro. Art on all but the last is uncredited.
I absolutely love the science fantasy work of A. Merritt. For those who don’t know Merritt, the books have the trappings of fantasy (ancient deities, lost races, supernatural forces) but all explained by pseudoscience: other-dimensional entities, invisibility through superfast vibrations, reincarnation by ancestral memories. And such vivid and colorful settings they lent themselves to great book covers. For example Rodney Matthew’s wraparound cover for The Face in the Abyss —
Or Matthews’ cover to Merrit’s Lemurian fantasy The Moon Pool Though I admit to a fondness of this bizarre one (artist unknown to me)
Doug Ross does a rather Conanesque cover for The Dwellers in the Mirage
Here’s Matthews take, one of the few that doesn’t go Conan. Though the monstrous Khal’k’ru looks a little dopey.Don’t know the artist, but here’s a third take.Next, Merritt’s only pure fantasy novel The Ship of Ishtar, cover by Stephen Fabian.Virgil Finlay (I think) provides a cover for Merritt’s horror SF, Burn, Witch Burn.
The sequel, Creep, Shadow, is a superior book. Here’s the best of the covers I’ve found and an interior illustration, but I don’t know either artist.
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Nothing sinister actually happening on this Grey Morrow cover, but it’s still damn creepy, I think.
Veteran art team Ross Andru and Mike Esposito did most of the covers for the Silver Age Metal Men. The first appearance of the Missile Men is eye-catching, though I think their return adds some drama.
Joe Kubert brings the kind of distinctive POV that made DC’s war-book covers so memorable.
And here’s Jerry Grandenetti applying the same principles.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.
Wow, that’s alarming. Scammers are using computer voice-fakes to impersonate people and swindle businesses by phone.
How the anti-vaccine movement got so big.
Baby Tyrannosaurus rexes were covered with down, like chickens.
Scientist David Shiffman writes about dealing with anti-Semitism in science.
A blogger suggests creationists attend science conferences, if only to know what the science is.
Turtle tracks vs. creationists.
Pseudoscience about racial differences still shapes medicine today.
An extinct bird has re-evolved. It’s not as miraculous as it sounds: there’s an island where a flightless rail has been wiped out repeatedly, but rails continue to land there, repopulate and lose their wings once again. Still pretty cool, though.
My fellow Atomic Junkshop blogger Jim MacQuarrie on how our visions of SF future have changed for the worse.
Evidence for the twin primes hypothesis.
Scientific evidence our dogs love us.
Women in science vs. stereotypes.
Earth’s magnetic poles swap positions more frequently than we thought.
The impact of climate change on French wine.#SFWApro. Covers, top to bottom, by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Kane, Kane, Anderson, Anderson, Kane, Kane, Anderson. All rights remain with current holders.
No work this week because I’ve been on vacation (details to follow in a later post). So only one post today, and it’s going to be cover art.
Now there’s a grabber of a cover!
Here’s another attention-getting thriller cover.Next, a joint image of Bob Pepper’s covers for the Gormenghast trilogy (combined image courtesy of The Literary Chick)Funny how many SF covers of the 1950s and 1960s had women in what look like chorus-girl outfits.
And of course, a Powers cover.To wrap up, here’s a Bob Brown cover from the comics. Like Mongo said, we’re just pawns in the game of life.#SFWApro. Cover art is uncredited if I didn’t give the name. All rights to images remain with current holders.
Well, a little extra dog care this weekend, for one thing. So covers it is!
One by Bergen. I’ve been told the book is excellent.
Another by JH Breslow
One by Lehr.
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Don’t you just hate these awkward moments? #SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder. Art by Dick Dillin.