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  1.  (29.1)
    I love pulp covers. Ideally, ones before 1940. This is a Leo Morey -- here's some of his b/w illustration too.

    All these people, working flat out to invent the future...

    leo morey

    Show me some of your favourites.

    -- W
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    Amazing Stories, December 1927 , by Frank R. Paul.
    I think it's from "The Country of the Blind" (H. G. Wells), presented inside.



    Amazing Stories, April 1928 , by Frank R. Paul.
    from: "A Story of the Days to Come" (H. G. Wells)

    Found them: here

    It's in French , but you won't need the language...
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    Two more:


    Amazing Stories, March 1935 , by Leo Morey.
    I think it illustrates the story: "Earth Rehabilitators, Consolidated" [Part 1 of 2] by Henry J. Kostkos.

    The words future and luxury come in mind...



    There is a sense of authority (or identity) about that one... and Doc Sleepless...

    Amazing Stories, September 1928, by Unknown.
    (It served as "badge" on the lower corners of Amazing Stories: December 1928, January - March 1929.)
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    I loved the fusion of fascist iconography and art nouveau in that last one.

    Someone needs to put that logo on armbands....
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
    Wow, I love that badge.
  5.  (29.6)
    Nice covers you posted, Periklis. I like Frank R. Paul, that "eyeball" cover you posted is fantastic.

    Here's another one from Paul:

    Here's the source of that pic and the site has many more Paul covers.

    Paul also did what has become one of the most well-known sf pulp covers: August 1928 Amazing Stories, the pulp which has the first Buck Rogers story (although the cover isn't Buck Rogers).

    He is also known in vintage comics circles for doing the cover of the very first Marvel comic book.
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    Mark, thank you for your kind words & the GREAT ! link. Paul's "Science Wonder Stories" covers are amazing!

    Here's a couple more from Paul, Amazing stories December 1928 & Amazing stories March 1929. Apart from the similar motif, notice the "badge" in the corners. Maybe it was Paul who did the September 1928 Cover uncredited...


    I love the "flying menace" on that one.


    I think that one justifies The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction quote: " [...]FRP's style shows his architectural training; his cities and technology are lovingly detailed, his aliens well thought out and plausible, but his human figures stiff and simplistic. His colours were bright (almost garish, even for the period) and flat, and he liked pure reds and yellows, particularly as backgrounds[...] " here
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    I love everything this cover suggests...

    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    The future we were supposed to get is always so much better than the one we were given. Of course, some people aren't satisfied with that and try to make the retro future happen. McFly 2015.
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    Probably not the type you're going for, but I've always loved this one:

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    I just love the word "Scientifiction." That should never have gone away.
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    This makes me think of when I saw the new cut of Blade Runner a few weeks ago, about how even though 2019
    is still twelve years ahead and we don't have replicants or offworld colonies, the movie shows an incredibly retro future with its Atari 5200 level computers and hour trappings. It's like a splinter future, a digression, and that's a big part of what made it so interesting to see in that glamorous old movie theater, giving it the official status of Classic Old Movie. I just can't think of any other SF I've seen that deserves that much prestige. I'd like to think that all of these old paperback covers represent similar futures, particularly the ones set in like 1982 or whatever.

    As an aside, I read today that the Deutsch version of Philip K Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was called LSD ASTRONAUTEN.
    • CommentAuthortulpa
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Not what you want, but look at the juxtaposition there! Lovecraft and idyllic fantasy countryside.

    Otherwise, the covers that I really like are this

    I don't think any pulp covers beat those linked. The aesthetic is just marvelous.

    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    I was doing a search for pulp magazines, as I'm always interested in pulpy things, such as these covers, and I'd like to get a hold of some of these books to read in and have, but I saw this one and it just jumped out at me.

    War of the Worlds
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    The intention was there :


    October, 1938
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    Ethan : oh, my.
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    Modern Mechanix & Inventions

    Norman Saunders - April, 1935. This is one of a long series he did for Modern Mechanix & Inventions during the 30's. They're some of my favorite retro-future visions. Saunders did pulp fiction covers too, but mostly for other genres. Much later on he painted the "Mars Attacks!" trading cards.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
    If your in Connecticut the New Britain Museum of American Art is Holding an exhibit on pulp art going on until Dec. 30.
  14.  (29.19)
    Bradley - thanks for posting that, I'd never heard of the magazine but what a great title. Fantastic cover art also:

    Modern Mechanix cover gallery (scroll down a bit to get to the Modern Mechanix stuff)
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    My pleasure completely. The one I posted is one of a series I retouched for one of my commercial sites - I bought up a bunch of the issues a few years ago, and the interior layouts are also pretty wonderful.