Title: The Winds of Fear
Author: Hodding Carter
Cover artist: Rudolph "Creamy Skin" Belarski
Yours for: $23
Best things about this cover:
- "The Winds of Fear hurt my ears."
- That is the rackiest rack I've seen in a while. Those boobs look oddly fake for 50s boobs. Braless boobs of that magnitude should not do what those are doing, i.e. remaining perfectly taut and nearly perfectly spherical, defying gravity, etc.
- Not enough people are named "Hodding" these days. Damn shame.
- I can't tell if the sheriff is assaulting the poor black man with his heat vision, or if the black man shoots fire out his ears when he gets real angry.
- I usually avoid things that are both angry and probing...
- Complete and utter (and eerie) coincidence that "Paperback 300" is actually numbered 300.
Best things about this back cover:
- "KICKED OPEN," I say.
- "Cancy!" The absurd name train just won't stop runnin'.
- "A scheming honkytonk girl" — now we're talking.
- "Decent people protested ..." Why do I have a feeling I won't find them "decent"?
Colored boys from Carvell City and from near Carvell City were complaining of mistreatment and humiliation, or boasting from overseas of another world where white girls and sort of white girls in England and North Africa looked favorably on soldiers with dark skin.
"Sort of white girls" is a new category to me.
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