Monday, July 5, 2010

Art Gallery: Detective Tales

1937

1945

1945

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the covers to this pulp, but the first one you have here is masterful. Pure, high-octane melodrama. And beautifully painted-- just look at that cross-lighting.

Everytime I see a cover like that, I just feel a lot better about things in general.

John Hocking

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Yep, nothing like a good Yellow Menace pulp cover.

Deka Black said...

I'm with John, But for a title with strenght, i go with "Xase of the Climbing Corpse".

David Cranmer said...

Yep, tremendous art in the first.

Charles Gramlich said...

Something about the old pulp style art really hits you at the emotional level. They knew what they were doing.

Evan Lewis said...

I agree, that first cover is by far the best. Most art from the 30s was superior to that of the 40s, for some reason. The artist on that one was Tom Lovell.