|Vintage Pulp||Nov 21 2012|
They’re on the case faster than you can say passer les beignets.
Above are some great covers for Editions ERP’s Super Policier series, which were published in France beginning around 1955. The authors here were all pseudonyms for guys like Mario Pinzauti, Pino Belli, Aldo Crudo, Franco Prattico, and a host of others. You may have noticed the distinctly Italian sounds of those names. Well, they were Italian, because ERP was based in Rome, but published in France. You may also notice, if you’re looking very closely, that the last cover is from ERP’s Super Détective series. We threw that in just because we liked it. The art on the first cover is by Mario Ferrari, who we talked about here and here. The other pieces are by artists unknown.
FranceItalyRomeEditions ERPMario FerrariMario PinzautiPino BelliAldo CrudoFranco PratticoMike ChandlerEdwin StonePerry LandersDanny RevakAllan CalderDanny KellerRick Donovancover artliterature