Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Powers Of Tarzan!
Richard Powers was a popular artist with an arresting and distinctive style who did the cover for scores if not hundreds of books. He was called upon by Ballantine Books to supply covers for their line of authorized paperback reprints of the Edgar Rice Burroughs creation.
His artwork is at once attractive and strange and not at all what one might expect for a blood and thunder property of this type. The abstractness of many of the images makes for an effective cover, if not necessarily the most powerful jungle scene.
Below is a gallery of the Powers covers. These are the best scans of these handsome covers that I was able to gather.