Thursday, July 9, 2015

Paperback 900: Outlaw Guns / E.E. Halleran (Avon 522)

Paperback 900!!!!!!!!!!: Avon 522 (2nd ptg / 1st thus, 1953)

Title: Outlaw Guns
Author: E.E. Halleran
Cover artist: Bill Randall

Estimated value: $10-14

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Best things about this cover:
  • I call this one "Rampant Horses On Yellow Background For Some Reason"
  • Beardy's all "Oh, 'Outlaw Guns' ... I get it now! Yuck yuck yuck .... boobs."
  • She has insane murdery dead-eyed vacant 1000-yard stare.
  • Bitch eyebrows? Bitch eyebrows.
  • This cover is terribly ill-conceived. *She* seems ready to go, right out of the box, but everything else (except the wicked awesome wood font and Beardy's mug!) is a total mess.

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Best things about this back cover:
  • He looks less like a bandit and more like a guy protecting himself from a smell.
  • Still, that sketch is pretty cool. Love the cute yellow inset.
  • Well, of course, if you're gonna have "Outlaw Guns," you gotta have Outlaw Bullets. Otherwise you're just running around waving your guns going "pew! pew!"
  • "Pronto!"

Page 123~

"Don't jam the chute," Frazer warned him.

Good advice.

~RP

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5 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats on #900!

I wish my eyebrows looked that amazing.

Michael5000 said...

900 is a lot of paperbacks!

DemetriosX said...

Barbara Stanwyck should sue this artist.

Margaret said...

And I thought the same thing about Maureen O'Hara.

Thomas said...

Artist is Bill Randall.

More here: http://www.americanartarchives.com/randall.htm