Title: River Queen
Author: Charles N. Heckelmann
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $6
Best things about this cover:
- That's up there with the most maniacal expressions I've ever seen on these covers
- Either his upper body is way out of proportion to his lower body, or that is one blousey top
- Look at his right pinky—it's like he's holding a cup of tea
- Her boobs are going to come out of that dress in 5, 4, 3 ...
- Fear hand!
- "Rawhide II: Rawhider!"
- "War and Love on the Mighty ... Missouri?" Really? I'm sure it's a fine river, but it feels like carob to the Mississippi's chocolate, i.e. a poor substitute
- "Heckelmann?" Really?
Best things about this back cover:
- That boat explosion looks like it was drawn by a child—a child who has no concept of how things explode. I mean, the boat appears to be utterly intact. The explosion lines are comically straight and debris-free. The explosion *does* appear to have catapulted those two fighting guys high into the air—that's *pretty* realistic.
- "Indian-proof," HA ha. Wonder what SPF that is.
- "Hey, baby, mind if I battle my way up your flaming shores...?"
The flag whipped jauntily in the stiff, morning breeze.
That comma is super ridiculous.
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