Monday, January 22, 2007

Classic Cover Commentary, pt 1

What amazes me about 1940's covers is that they were often much more gruesome than any story contained therein. Here, we see someone strangling Bucky so he can paint a picture of it while he does it.... years before the character of Finn McGovern in Road to Perdition was taking photos of his victims as they died. It's odd that they tried to make the covers so much more graphic than the stories themselves.

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