November 22, 2009Posted in: Miscellaneous, SF & F
I saw some highly entertaining cheesy SF novel covers over at i09….Of course, these things are always a matter of taste. There’s no doubt that this is utterly vile, while this makes a mockery of a major author’s work. While this may be one of the vilest covers of all time.
But what about this cover for a Conan novel? Cheesy or mind-blowing? Or this H.P. Lovecraft cover? Naff, yes, but also chilling?
Here are a selection of some SF covers I’ve been looking at recently….A history of the genre told in lurid covers. From Chris Foss’s stylish sexless spaceship covers to Frank Franzetta’s crazed musclemen and buxom women, and more…
Jaguar God, by Frank Franzetta
Okay this is REALLY cheesy - Franzetta again
A rather subtle Frank R. Paul
Okay, forget subtle - it's Frank again...
Jeff Jones, Tarzan Rescues the Moon
Frank R. Paul
Chris Foss, Second Foundation cover
Images of Barsoom
Monster Men by Frank Franzetta
??? ?? NOT Jim Burns as I erroneously said originally (see comment)
Hey this isn't an oldie & goldie, but I love this cover
Rick De Marco
Robert K. Abbett
- This one IS by Jim Burns..
If you enjoyed this post, you might find these others interesting:
- On the Art of the Cover