Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Detective Tales, October 1947

Okay, that's got to be one of the weirdest pulp covers I've ever seen, but man, it's hard to take your eyes off it, isn't it? The authors inside are great, as well: Day Keene, Robert Turner, William R. Cox, Talmage Powell, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and W.T. Ballard writing as Parker Bonner. I would have grabbed this one off the newsstand in a second.


Walker Martin said...

Interesting cover. We don't just see the man being shot, we see the mirror image of the guy being shot.

Bold Venture Press said...

Looks like this cover was "corrected" or reused from a previous magazine. The woman's pose suggests this woman was using a 1920s-style payphone, holding the earpiece with one hand, and leaning toward the mouthpiece. Her mane of blonde hair was probably an arm. You can see the small finger above her left ear is now a long lock of hair.