|Vintage Pulp||Mar 21 2021|
Land ho! Shiver me timbers! Spring break ahoy! Pieces of eighteen year olds!
We've shown you many George Gross covers, all brilliant. This one is a little different for him. Morgan the Pirate was published by Dell in 1961 as a tie-in for the Italian adventure film Morgan il pirata, starring Steve Reeves, that indispensable icon of the sword and sandal era of the ’50s and ’60s. We haven't seen the movie, but this illustration has tempted us to queue it up. More than that, it makes us want to go raise hell somewhere. Actually, we had this one ready to go last year around this time when we had a trip planned, but we cancelled the travel and warehoused the image, figuring, okay, spring 2021. But the gag still doesn't really work, because there aren't any spring breaks (for careful people). But we don't want to sit on the cover another year, so here it is. Come on vaccinators, get to innoculating, so we can get to vacationating. Wooo! Shots! Shots! Shots!
ItalyDell PublicationsMorgan il pirataMorgan the PirateRobert CarseGeorge GrossSteve Reevescover artliterature
|Vintage Pulp||May 17 2020|
Kiss me and I'll kiss you back.
Below, another collection of covers featuring characters expressing a little affection, a continuation of the lip locks we put together way back in 2013, and an adjunct to our collection of Harry Barton neck kisses from 2017.
Tiffany ThayerMichael AvalloneFranklin M. Davis Jr.Von HoffmanRuth LivingstonFlorenz BranchRex WeldonRuth ParkKathleen NorrisR. G. MayzkRobert CarseRobert Paul SmithJohn DexterPeter CheyneyJ.B. O'SullivanPerry LindsayHarry BestErskine CaldwellWatkins E. WrightDon ElliottVan NizeWilliam E. GordonEdith RobertsFrank YerbyKyle OnstottLance HornerDick DaleVicki BaumNancy HaleJohn BramlettJames Ramsey UllmanViña DelmarIan Stuart BlackDana WilsonJames M. CainJohn B. ThompsonJudith HeimanGordon MerrickKim SavageDaoma WinstonVladimir NabokovWilliam FaulknerAlberto MoraviaDylan ThomasÉmile ZolaRobert WilderMartha GellhornEllen CarenRobert BriffaultAnthony ThorneTheodore PrattVincent JamesFaith Baldwincover artcover collectionliterature