Epic Pulp Covers #21: Super Science Stories (November 1941)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we post one classic pulp magazine cover that, for one reason or another, catches our fancy. Why? Because we simply adore these old periodicals, inside and out. You’ll always find something of their spirit within the heart and soul of every EOWS production. 

This week’s choice (courtesy of Kev)? Super Science Stories from November 1941.

Super Science Stories (November 1941)

Comments:

  • Defeat means an unimaginable death. Victory means good eatin’ for months.
  • Big machinery, glowing energy balls, and a sword. Now, that’s my kind of future!
  • The art for this cover is credited to Robert C. Sherry.

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Epic Pulp Covers #20: Fantastic Adventures (September 1947)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we post one classic pulp magazine cover that, for one reason or another, catches our fancy. Why? Because we simply adore these old periodicals, inside and out. You’ll always find something of their spirit within the heart and soul of every EOWS production. 

This week’s choice (courtesy of Mae)? Fantastic Adventures from September 1947.

Fantastic Adventures (September 1947)

Comments:

  • Awwww, this is a great illustration! So interesting! So evocative!
  • Elena looks surprisingly lifelike, doesn’t she? And glamorous, like something out of a Hollywood movie. This actually DOES seem kind of familiar. Hmmm. Oh, right!
  • Just gonna put this link here, okay? (Normally, I wouldn’t use Wikipedia as a source, but this isn’t a research paper AND the entry in question tells you what you need to know.)

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Epic Pulp Covers #19: Weird Tales (March 1929)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we post one classic pulp magazine cover that, for one reason or another, catches our fancy. Why? Because we simply adore these old periodicals, inside and out. You’ll always find something of their spirit within the heart and soul of every EOWS production. 

This week’s choice (courtesy of Mae)? Weird Tales from March 1929.

Weird Tales (March 1929)

Weird Tales (March 1929)

Comments:

  • She’s worshipping Pan, alright.
  • I think this is as close to an orgy as you’ll ever see depicted on the cover of a mainstream 1920s publication. Look at those revelers in the background! 
  • Author Henry S. Whitehead (March 5, 1882-November 23, 1932) attended Harvard with future US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Epic Pulp Covers #18: Astounding Stories of Super Science (February 1930)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we post one classic pulp magazine cover that, for one reason or another, catches our fancy. Why? Because we simply adore these old periodicals, inside and out. You’ll always find something of their spirit within the heart and soul of every EOWS production.

This week’s choice (courtesy of Kev)? Astounding Stories of Super Science from February 1930.

Astounding Stories of Super Science (February 1930)

Astounding Stories of Super Science (February 1930)

Comments:

  • “That’s one small step for GAAAH!”
  • Well, looks like Toorgal’s plan for frightening humanity into submission is a big ol’ failburger. And, look– there’s a guy with a camera right on site. Good going, Mighty Overlord!
  • Seriously, though, I love this cover art. Whether or not the alien checked the planet’s gravity before it landed, the contrast of images is engrossing. I really dig it when alien designs cheat toward Surrealism. Binocular vision, a mouth, a single, five-fingered hand at the end of an arm… but the rest? Whoog! 

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Epic Pulp Covers #17: Weird Tales (May 1934)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we post one classic pulp magazine cover that, for one reason or another, catches our fancy. Why? Because we simply adore these old periodicals, inside and out. You’ll always find something of their spirit within the heart and soul of every EOWS production. 

This week’s choice (courtesy of Mae)? Weird Tales from May 1934.

Weird Tales (May 1934)

Comments:

  • That’s a pretty nifty looking Angel of Death, I’m not gonna lie. 
  • Madonna’s iconic cone bra has nothing on our heroine’s funnel bra.
  • The story depicted, Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard (January 22, 1906-June 11, 1936), stars the now-classic character Conan the Barbarian. 

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