Saturday, June 7, 2008

Spicy Mystery Cover art

The skeletal spotlight shines this time on:
The Spicy Mystery Stories #5 cover
Click for a high-rez version.

"Do ya wanna par-ty? It's party time!"

Although the story title is "Ghoul's Nightmare," which would lead one to believe that the nightmare belongs to the ghouls, one has to think that it is referring to the woman in the scene. After all, those skull-faced ghouls are grinning waaay to widely for them to be losing sleep over a bad dream. Especially the one bearing her on his shoulder; that lustily-leering dude looks like he's just won the lottery.

Besides, what kind of nightmare would a ghoul have that would be worse than being the living dead? Working as a Wal-Mart greeter?

So it's safe to say that being abducted by this grinning group of ghastly graveyard guys qualifies as a bone-a-fide nightmare; therefore the title should be "The Blond Bimbo's Nightmare" or something similar.

Here are a couple more skele-centric covers from the same general time period, the mid 30's for you to enjoy. Just think, your dear old pop or grandpappy might have enjoyed these stories as a kid. Hidden under the mattress, though.

"Um, miss? Would you mind paying before we finish?"

"You ARE going to read this Watchtower magazine!"


Karswell said...

Painted pulp covers are practically my relgion, so much amazing stuff came out of that era. You chose some great covers for today's post. Awesome.

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Ink Sessions Tattoo said...

Here's a link to a remake of this cover it's by J. Scott Campbell for Rob Zombie's spook show International cover.