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.)

Come back next Friday for another episode of Epic Pulp Covers.

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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 #13: Fantastic Adventures (February 1950)

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 February 1950.

Fantastic Adventures (February 1950)

Comments:

  • Why do these covers always provide more questions than answers? Does our heroine control the gems or do they control her? Are these jewels sentient? Do they put anyone who touches them into a dream state?
  • Oh. My. Sweet. Goodness. I just noticed the ghouls (?) in the background. Are they figments born of a nightmare, or just fans at a really weird rave?
  • Her hair? Life goals.

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Epic Pulp Covers #8: Fantastic Adventures (April 1949)

Welcome to our new 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)? Fantastic Adventures from April 1949.

Fantastic Adventures (April 1949)

Comments:

  • Okay, I want the action figures. And the play set. And the vehicles with break-away giant albino gorilla action!
  • Anybody else get Jurassic Park vibes right now?
  • Seriously, though, I’d buy these toys in a heartbeat. A remote control mutant gorilla? Two, please!

Come back next Friday for another episode of Epic Pulp Covers!

Epic Pulp Covers #4: Fantastic Adventures (October 1942)

Welcome to our new 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 KM)? Fantastic Adventures from October 1942.

Fantastic Adventures (October 1942)

Comments:

  • “Nevertheless, she persisted…”
  • Bows, arrows, togas, and a MOUNTED LASER CANNON? Vs. tanks? Now it’s a party!
  • Okay, so this is the second vintage (from the ’40s) cover from Fantastic Adventures I’ve selected, and I just realized something—the one from 1941 is kind of progressive. This one, from the following year, is even more progressive. I mean, she’s clearly leading these guys. Awesome!

Come back next Friday for another episode of Epic Pulp Covers!