Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Sky Fighters, October 1932

It must have been really difficult to come up with covers for the air war pulps. One bunch of planes shooting at each other in mid-air looks pretty much like another bunch of planes shooting at each other in mid-air. At least this one has a pilot blazing away at an enemy crate with a handgun to make it a little different. The quality of the authors inside is good: George Bruce and Robert Sidney Bowen, who were great at these aviation stories, and Arthur J. Burks, who wrote nearly everything and wrote it well.


Charles Gramlich said...

That cover's pretty exciting. those old planes were so cool looking.

Walker Martin said...

At one time I had a large collection of air war pulps but not only did the covers all look alike, but the stories were almost all alike. I got rid of all of them except for a couple covers by Blakeslee. The only reason I kept these issues were because I have the original paintings. They were not too readable to say the least.