Saturday, November 20, 2010

Steranko's G-8 Covers (1969-70)



13 comments:

Deka Black said...

Purple Aces... sounds like a story about vatican bishops who are in fact kung fu masters.

David Cranmer said...

ACTION!

Randy Johnson said...

I had some of these way back then and received #4, BOMBS FROM THE MURDER WOLVES, in the mail yesterday.

Evan Lewis said...

You should write that story, Deka. Sounds like a winner.

And "Bombs from the Murder Wolves." You just don't see titles like that anymore. I'm planning to post #s 4 thru 8, the non-Sterankos, sometime soon.

George said...

I only have a few of this series. Once again, it seems that these books weren't distributed widely in this area way back when.

Deka Black said...

Maybe i do, Evan, maybe i do ;)

Deka Black said...

Almost forgot: That's te good thing about pulp: Some titles put yur imaginaton in raging flames.

Charles Gramlich said...

wow, cool. Especially like that second one.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

Wow, I was not familiar with these. It might be worthwhile to check them out because I love WWI flying aces. :)

Evan Lewis said...

Adventure House has been reprinting this series, in gorgeous facsimile, for several years. Check them out right here:
http://adventurehouse.com/contents/en-us/d11.html

Booksteve said...

I remember the first time I ever heard of G-8 was in Steranko's HISTORY OF COMICS. I was a big fan of the DOC SAVAGE paperbacks. I think I tried to read one of these though and found them pretty unreadable.

Evan Lewis said...

Steranko's History was my introduction to G-8 too.

Hogan was no Lester Dent, it's true, but I reread a few of these several years ago in the new Adventure House editions and found them a nice change of pace from other hero pulp novels. The weird menaces G-8 and the gang face are pretty standard fare, but the WWI setting was a plus.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I remember them coming out but never read or bought any. I think I was in my comic book phase then.