Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Classics Not Illustrated!
You have to admit, it's pretty impossible not to stare at this vintage pulp cover by Lawrence Sterne Stevens for Famous Fantastic Mysteries showcasing the immortal mug of Robert E. Howard's "Yellow Peril" nightmare Skull-Face. For on Howard's yeasty yarn see this. For more lush Stevens artwork look here. But the focus today is the variation cobbled together below.
The original artwork blended with the immediately recognizable Classics Illustrated logos and trade dress to mock up a vintage comic book which never was. For more of these "Classics Not Illustrated" check this out.