Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Subliminal Pulp Cover: The Avenger

From the November 1939 issue of The Avenger classic pulp cover artist H.W. Scott exposes us to the masculine aspect of subliminal pulp art. While I agree that sometimes "a train is just a train" the image of raging locomotive thrusting upwards from a bristling thicket of wooden beams under a looming face makes me kind of doubt that was the case.

I really should purchase both this and the Astounding Space-Vagina issues, frame them and put them up on the wall of my home office and see if anyone catches on.

Image found at Pulp of the Day.


1 comment:

  1. You know, a sci-fi cover artist is probably just geeky enough to paint something like that in total innocence.


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