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 #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 #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.

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