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 #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 #16: Weird Tales (September 1945)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we’ll 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)? Weird Tales from September 1945.

Weird Tales (September 1945)

Comments:

  • Ah, here we go! Straight from the “Your Guess is as Good as Ours” file, we bring you a collage of bizarre, macabre imagery whose rhyme or reason is way beyond this writer’s ability to discern, and that’s just fine with me!
  • Let’s see what we’ve got here: A skeleton holding a collection of body parts and shrunken skulls skewered on a metal ring like a steering wheel; a gargantuan eyeball placed on a candlelit table; a stately gentleman in ruffled collar, his left hand resting on his sword hilt, his right hand supporting his disembodied head, casually standing there as if for a short visit or chat. Wonder if the skeleton’s legs are cold? I mean, it’s got a blanket…
  • Famous names featured on the cover are Robert Bloch (Psycho) and Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451).

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Epic Pulp Covers #15: Fantastic Adventures (December 1942)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we’ll 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 December 1942.

Fantastic Adventures (December 1942)

Comments:

  • The Ghost That Haunted Hitler by William P. McGivern (December 6, 1918-November 18, 1982) is definitely one of the best titles in the history of humankind.
  • The above-mentioned author penned several novels which were turned into films in the 1950s, including Odds Against Tomorrow and The Big Heat.
  • The heroine is serving up noir realness with that slinky gown and hair combo, but the real winner on this cover is the ghost/Hitler/gun trio.

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Epic Pulp Covers #14: Amazing Stories (March 1939)

Welcome to our blog series Epic Pulp Covers. Every Friday, we’ll 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)? Amazing Stories from March 1939.

Amazing Stories (March 1939)

Comments:

  • I really dig the contrast between the two vehicle designs. They aren’t your garden-variety ‘rocket vs. flying saucer’ types. The artist put a lot of imagination into these colorful craft.
  • Who will win? The bronze bomber with the battle rivets, or the five-legged tripod replete with buttocks-driven cannon?
  • Featured on the cover is Robert Bloch (April 5, 1917-September 23, 1994), author of the book Psycho.

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