Sunday, September 21, 2014

Paperback 817: Hero's Lust / Kermit Jaediker (Lion 156)

Paperback 817: Lion Books 156 (PBO, 1953)

Title: Hero's Lust
Author: Kermit Jaediker
Cover artist: Lou Marchetti

Yours for: $17


Best things about this cover:
  • "The Quick Brown Fox wants you should shaddup!"
  • That tie has a mind of its own.
  • I like the puffy letters.
  • Miss Axilla, 1953
  • Seriously, though, she's pretty damned hot and I enjoy what she is wearing.  I can't recall seeing a top quite like that on paperback covers before. Spaghetti straps!


Best things about this back cover:
  • OK, +1million points for the juxtaposition of "the City stank" with her armpit.
  • Aw, I was sad to see the writer give up on the alliteration there in the first paragraph. I can think of at least one double-hard-C phrase that could substitute for "harlot's smile"...
  • "Damnfool" is a first-rate adjective.

Page 123~

"No prostitute walks our streets."

The whole page is a delightfully delusional newspaper editorial.


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1 comment:

DemetriosX said...

Overall, she's great, but what the hell is she doing with her arms? At first I thought she was putting her hair up, but her hands aren't positioned for that. Maybe she's adjusting her wig?