Saturday 22 February 2014

The Detective Tales cover for February

The month is almost over already (being the shortest month of the year and all) and I have not until now uploaded a cover of Detective Tales. So it is time to carry on this blogging tradition, with the cover from February 1940. Absolutely brilliant cover, full of very strong images, especially from that time. A hero, private eye (?), is trying to untie the damsel in distress du jour... She is wearing the red dress very common for damsels in distress and is tied upside down to a butcher's cooler door. With two badguys/butchers on each side of the door, one peeking through meat carcasses, the other one lying on the door, both pointing guns at the hero. Eros and Thanatos in all their glory. No pun intended, but this is a very raw image, one wonder if those butchers are not a bit serial killers, maybe more than mobsters. In any case, what a cover!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

my friends mother used to read these all the time when i was little.

Guillaume said...

Oh this is nice! I love good old pulp fiction.