|Vintage Pulp||Jun 26 2012|
Above and below are ten covers of Planet Stories that appeared between 1948 and 1952, with beautiful, lurid, pulp art from Allen Anderson. The magazine published only interplanetary adventures, and its mix of rocket ships, swashbuckling heroes, space princesses, and hideous aliens proved extremely popular. Some of the many writers whose work graced its pages include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Leigh Brackett, John D. McDonald, Philip K. Dick, and Clifford D. Simak. Planet Stories ran seventy-one glorious issues, from 1939 to 1955. How could you not be excited to read when this is what awaited you on the newsstands?
|Vintage Pulp||Oct 27 2011|
The above cover of Private Detective Stories from October 1943 features art from Allen Anderson illustrating Roger Torrey’s short story “Marriage Means Murder.” Anderson worked most actively during the 1940s for a long list of pulp magazines, including Spicy Mystery, Planet Stories, and others. His saturated colors, heavy shadows, and crowded visuals have a strong visceral impact, and, overall, his work is exactly what we always imagine when we think of pulp. This particular cover appears elsewhere on the internet, but our scan is a different one. In any case, we’ll have more from Anderson later, and in the meantime you can see a brilliant selection of fourteen of his pieces here.