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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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Love and Fear: Comics Covers

First love, courtesy of John Romita — but seriously Janice, you can do better than this jerk.Then some terror, courtesy of Mort Drucker.And more terror, this time from Steve Ditko.

Cosmic terror as Gene Colan catches Dr. Strange fighting to save reality.And a somber finish, art by Mike Sekowsky.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Some comics covers for Tuesday

First a couple of John Romita’s romance covers. Ruben Moreira shows why doing jigsaws is a dangerous pastime.Mike Sekowsky mourns the deaths of DC’s Metal Men.Dick Dillin gives us an unusual courtroom scene.And Barry Windsor Smith gives us Conan in a scene from “The God in the Bowl.”#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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2021: The first cover post.

One by Powers.I believe this one is too, though it’s more realistic than his usual.This one by Robert Stanley gives Tarzan too perfect a hairstyle. They were modeling him on screen Tarzan Johnny Weismuller.Y the Last Man apparently had a predecessor. Art is uncredited; I’ll bet the story is a lot more sexist too.Another uncredited cover. I like the look.I don’t have credits for this one either, but it looks interesting.

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Last cover post of 2020!

The year may have sucked but these covers are cool. First, two by Powers.

Robert Foster creates one of those “I don’t know what’s going on, but I want the book” covers.An uncredited horror one. Gervasio Gallardo provides a typically weird but beautiful coverHis cover painting for Patricia McKillip’s Forgotten Beasts of Eld isn’t weird but it’s definitely beautiful.

Another Earle Bergey showgirl cover, for Leigh Brackett’s novel.

Leo and Diane Dillon contribute the next one.Lawrence Stern Stevens does a great cover that makes me want to grab this up.A Gerald Gregg mystery cover.And one by the great Virgil Finlay#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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The deadly perils of Christmas!

Santa Claus may not be what’s coming to town!

If you don’t see the threat, you’re part of the decorations!

So like Santa says, you’d better watch out!

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