Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paperback 836: The Jungle Seas / Arthur A. Ageton (Signet S1200)

Paperback 836: Signet Giant S1200 (1st ptg, 1955)

Title: The Jungle Seas
Author: Arthur A. Ageton
Cover artist: James Meese

Estimated value: $5-10


Best things about this cover:

  • "I think that's … yeah, that's just a freckle, Kathy. You're gonna be fine."
  • Navy Vampires of Tonga!
  • He likes it when you scratch him here. *Really* likes it.
  • James Meese wants you to know that he can sure as hell paint hands. All hands, all day, mother*ckers!


Best things about this back cover:

  • Dude's like, "Squirrel!?"
  • "… a book to join THE CAINE MUTINY … on that shelf of books I haven't read."
  • "full-bodied" [wink!]

Page 123~

"Yes, sir. Was I groaning?"
"Were you groaning? Boy, you let out a scream that scared me right out of a sound sleep. Who's Rogers?"

"Uh … Rogers? … uh … he's this guy … you know … definitely not a former lover, if that's what you're thinking … oh, no wait. I mean 'Ginger'! 'Ginger Rogers!' Forget that other stuff I said. Ginger Rogers. Guys scream for her, right? Right. Ginger."


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DemetriosX said...

Yeah, she's pretty good, but he looks totally bored. There's absolutely no passion. He completely kills the whole thing.

The author is "a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis..." As opposed to the one in Topeka?

Random White Guy said...

I dunno: that looks like a clear case of Fear Hand to me.