- Full Description
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist Allen Anderson. Known best for his pulp covers for Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Spicy Mystery, the Speed line, other Fiction House pulps like Northwest, Lariet, and especially Jungle and Sheena. But he also did painted covers for Ziff-Davis comics: Eerie Adventures, G.I. Joe, Space Busters, Lars of Mars...he worked with Norman Saunders, so these can easily be mistaken for Saunders work! This wonderful book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more.
Anderson may have done more iconic, highly-prized comic and pulp covers than just about anyone in the 1940s and early 1950s, but unlike Saunders, Kelly Freas and others, he has never been nearly as highly recognized—maybe because he left the field in the 1950s. Many of his comic book covers are true pre-code icons, such as Amazing Adventures, Weird Thrillers, and the true classic, Eerie Adventures. And Crusader from Mars!!
But his pulp work is also filled with iconic covers, images often picked out as the best examples of this title or that genre. For example, the cover of this book, from a Planet Stories cover, is one you see often. And did you think it was by Kelly Freas? I did.
He also did the wonderful run of Two Complete Science Fiction Adventures, several superb action covers for the Wings pulp title, great adventure covers for Northwest Romances, Indian Stories, Best Western, several sports titles, Western Novels, Complete Western, and for Fiction House’s long running title, Action Stories, with more great covers on those, in all genres.
Plus Hollywood Detective, Private Detective, Speed Detective, Super Detective, Spicy Adventure, Detective Book, even the rare Black Hood Detective.
And it’s written by David Saunders, the son of Norman Saunders and today’s foremost expert on pulp artists. Don’t miss this!
- Additional Information
Item Code ARTAAH Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2019 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 224pg Color Full Color
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