Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Frazetta's Other Lancers!
I've been doing some research lately regarding Lancer paperbacks in general and specifically Frank Frazetta's contribution to this defunct but important publisher. Frazetta put the little paperback company on the map with his defining images for Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, but those iconic covers were not the only images Frazetta produced for the company. He did several.
And then there is "The Man from S.T.U.D." (Special Territories and Unique Developments - Huh?). Sometimes when you discover something, you cannot "unsee" it. That is the case with these two Lancer paperback covers featuring Frank Frazetta. For as you can readily see, these don't feature the lush artwork we associate with the name, no these are photographic covers and the contribution the great Fritz made was to be the model. Yep, that's Frank canoodling with those lovely dames.
Frazetta covers indeed!