Saturday, 17 August 2013

SPACE STORIES, DECEMBER 1952

Artwork by Earle Bergey.

I can't help but admire the reserved tastefulness of this cover. At a time when most females appearing on pulp magazine covers were in a state of undress, wearing see-through or barely-there space bikini, or in peril of the most ridiculous nature (at the hands of an equally improbable fiend) this painting - by Earle K. Bergey (who painted precisely those things) may have seemed bland in its day, but is all the more outstanding today.
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