Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paperback 795: Blood-and-Guts Patton / Jack Pearl (Monarch MA305)

Paperback 795: Monarch Books MA305 (Monarch Americana Series) (PBO, 1961)

Title: Blood-and-Guts Patton
Author: Jack Pearl
Cover artist: photo cover

Yours for: $9


Best things about this cover:

  • Font makes blood-and-guts seem like kooky fun!
  • Love this photo cover for how anti-celebrity it is. You can't even see his face. "Take your fucking picture. I got Nazis to kill and a cigarette to finish."
  • "Swashbuckling"?! Unless he puts on an eyepatch, pulls out a cutlass, and boards a clipper, no.


Best things about this back cover:

  • "Eat their entrails, you pussies! Aarrrrrrrgh!"
  • I like that Monarch apparently had a "Hell on Wheels" series with a little weather-danger symbol.
  • Kicking!? While the rest of the world was merely punching and flogging. Genius.

Page 123~

"Hell, I'd feel as uncomfortable without this pistol as I would without pants."

Patton then pulled a knife and smiled. "Suckers … I hate pants. Now I eat your entrails!"


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The "weather" symbol is actually the patch for the 2nd Armored Division, with Hell on Wheels as its motto.