"Wicked as fresh red paint and poisonous as dried spiders" since 2005.
Friday, January 13, 2012
LO AND BEHOLD! THE NEW ISSUE OF THE PAPERBACK FANATIC IS OUT (#21)which is cause enough for celebration. However, it gets better when the lead article is a (albeit brief) examination of the ultra-collectible Corinth-Regency paperbacks reprinting classic pulp stories from the 1930s. Now I don't profess to own any of these paperbacks but I do own a few of the pulp replicas from which they were taken: notably the DOCTOR DEATH stories (all of 'em) and a volume of several of the SECRET AGENT X pulps as well. The 1960s Corinth-Regency paperbacks however featured some really tasty new cover art and a particular favourite of mine is the series of 7 SECRET AGENT X covers by the legendary Robert Bonfils and I thought I'd post a complete gallery of 'em here for your viewing pleasure. I highly recommend the newest (and every) issue of THE PAPERBACK FANATIC but you probably will have a hard time finding it since Justin only prints enough to fulfill his advance orders and issues immediately go out of print. But it's well worth tracking down and subscribing to over at www.thepaperbackfanatic.com . And now for the covers: