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It’s hump day, keep fighting!

See the work week fall before your sword!And never give up, never surrender!#SFWApro. Covers by Ken Kelly top and Jerry Grandenetti, all rights remain with current holders.

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Mr. and Mrs. Killraven and other cover art

First we have John Romita’s cover for Killraven, Marvel’s SF hero in a future world where HG Wells’ Martians returned and took over —And about two years later we got … another Killraven! Coincidence? Was it the Martian invasion that gave her “a wedding born of terror?” Art is uncredited in any case.Moving to non-Killraven images, we have the futuristic Wonder Bra in Earle Bergey’s cover!Then there’s this one by Rafael de Soto.A great little novel and a typical Powers cosmic-looking cover.Kelly Freas shows that even on Mars they hate bagpipes.I like this George Rozen cover simply because the text reveals the backup story stars “the bowling detective.”A Gerald Gregg mystery cover.

And one by Robert Gibson Jones.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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So yesterday’s double post—

Was because I mistakenly scheduled the post on strong female leads for Monday instead of today. So instead, here’s a cover by Bob Brown —And one by Bernard Sachs. #SFWApro. All rights to covers remains with current holders.

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Important advice for cosplayers

Always get costumes from a reputable dealer you can be confident hasn’t placed any magical spells on them!#SFWApro. Art by Dick Dillin. All rights to image remain with current holder.

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Let’s lay down some cover!

First one by Veligursky that conveys a colorful mix of stories lies within.Next Earl Bergey gives us a woman in an odd looking evening gown — seriously, what’s with that starfish?I can’t say this Albert Drake cover is great, but I do love the title pun.No gratuitous sexiness here, the alien just walked in on the redhead in the shower. Art is uncredited.This guy is presumably meant to be Hitchcock, but if so the uncredited artist blew it.And does Mike Shayne not look like his reaction is “ugh, girl cooties!”And an uncredited but striking cover to finish up.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Romance for Tuesday

While I’ve never been a romance comics reader, I do find some of the comics covers striking. See what you think. First, one by John Romita.

Jay Scott Pike provided this striking image.And dang, this pretty much embodies the idea of a sexy young woman from around the time I hit puberty. Dick Giordano did the art.A somewhat more old-fashioned image by Bernard Sachs shows that even in 1950s love comics, musicians got the girls.And another by Sachs. Love the yearning, heartbroken look, but as a friend of mine says, where does she keep her intestines?Another RomitaAnd another uncredited one. “The Life and Loves of Lisa St. Clair” involved a wealthy young woman searching for a man who’d love her for herself, not her money.For anyone who does have an interest in this genre, Jacqueline Nodell’s Sequential Crush blog is very good.

#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders. Source for covers was the invaluable Mike’s Amazing World website.

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Nursing is a world of danger, drama and death!

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.

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Garter belts and stockings are not typical picnic wear: cover art

As you can see, this woman believes in dressing up, even for a day in the country. Art by Charles de FeoBernard Sachs captures a heartbreaking (I assume) turning pointDe Soto gives us one of those chorus-girl costumes the pulps and early paperbacks seem to loveHere’s another example. Artist uncredited.She’s smoking … marijuana! Can anyone save her?More uncredited art. Dr. Palfrey was nothing like Doc Savage, but that is a striking cover.#SFWApro. Rights to covers remain with current holder.

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Cover art for Tuesday

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.

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Cover art for a Wednesday

First up, one by Zuckerberg. Simple, but I think it’s dramatic.

This Norman Saunders cover is also pretty arresting.Next up, a cover by Lou Marcetti that reminds me of the classic drama The Bad SeedHere’s another Powers cover—And one of those that suggests S-E-X is in the offing inside. Art by R. McGinnisThis cover by Abbett looks quite similar in pose and degree of skin showing.

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