Monday, March 21, 2011

Paperback 394: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Magazine (Feb. 1967)

Paperback 394: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (Feb. 1967)

Author: Robert Hart Davis et al.
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $5


Best things about this cover:
  • Pretty sure the teal pen outline of the gun-toting figures is not original.
  • Photo was actually lifted from publicity stills for the failed "That Girl!" spinoff entitled "That Hat!"
  • There is rather remarkable definition / shading on the boobs here. Hard to see because the damned hat is so distracting, but it's there...
  • Zebra skin makes the best shoes.


Best things about this back cover:

  • Yet another publicity still, this one from the short-lived cover band / duo called "The Karpenters"

Page 123~

Finally he said, "Okay, Canard, but this only works once. I got friends in the D.A.'s office, too. When I get that envelope, you're a dead man."

"Sooner or later, Degna, we all are."

Yeesh, that's a line even "CSI: Miami" would've thrown away.


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borky said...

I used to hate Hopalong Cassidy as a kid in the '60s, but I never dreamt in my worst nightmares, he'd reincarnate as April Showers!

Actually, forget about Hopalong - that stance's pure John Wayne, "Ge' off y'horse 'n'drink y'milk!"

Those legs'd look awful on a hairy bow-legged rugby player!

But skip the legs: Stephanie Powers was a gorgeous young elf figure, back then; she didn't have a dislocated hip, a hunch and a pot belly - or the face of Marilyn Manson!

We have a phrase over her, 'tit head', or 'tit', (insults, obviously), and that hat was clearly 'designed' by a tit!

We've another, more common one, 'dick head', and my money's on that's what the hat's hiding.

Note, as well, the strategically placed leg of the 'boy' from Uncle, directly under April's 'shower' unit, as well as 'her' left hand performing a 'reach-around' for his invisible manhood, as if to make him squeak, "Uncle!"

Benzadmiral said...

These were probably the last gasp of the pulp magazines. Each issue featured an "original" (as in, not based on a TV script) novelette about April and her fellow U.N.C.L.E. agent, Mark. This magazine was a spin-off from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Magazine, which featured a Solo and Illya novelette in every issue, written by future successful writers like Bill Pronzini, John Jakes, Dennis Lynds, and others.

GfU, as it's known, was very campy -- it made the Adam West "Batman" look high quality.