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Thursday, June 16, 2011

From the Wahl Collection: An Earth Man On Venus

So I was just puttering around in my basement, digging through one of the boxes of stuff I've accumulated (I can't really call it a collection, as that implies intent) and I ran across one of my favorite comic books ever, AN EARTH MAN ON VENUS, AVON, 1951:


Quite the spectacular cover, eh? It's the quintessential garishly-colored, pulp-type science fiction comic book cover - a babe, a monster and a stern-jawed rescuer.. it's got it all!

Remembering that I also had a vintage 1950 copy of the Avon paperback , I dug that out to compare the two:


Pretty awesome, too! Hero in underwear stabbing giant ant, bravely protecting (winged and antennae-ed) heroine.

And then I noticed something. Check out what 1950 paperback cover gal is wearing:


Now look at what comic book cover hero is wearing:



WHAT IS GOING ON? THAT DUDE STOLE THAT GIRL'S OUTFIT!

Same blue dress, with the same gold trim! Crazy.

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2 Comments:

At 6/16/2011 9:42 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Why does 1951 guy have antennae and wings and 1950 guy does not. He is supposed to be an "earth man" correct?

 
At 6/17/2011 8:29 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

By golly, you're right! That adds a new level of crazy!

 

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