Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Paperback 16: Pocket Books 567

Paperback 16: Pocket Books 567 (1st ptg, 1949)

Title: Outlaws Three
Author: Peter Field
Cover artist: Harvey Kidder

Yours for: $7

Best things about this cover:

  • PINK! - Either this represents Cowboys Against Breast Cancer, or ... "It's raining men," boys! And one of them is sporting a jaunty yellow ascot. Ooh la la.
  • Floating heads - I love the floating head concept. I have a whole subset of my collection dedicated to floating heads. This cover does not hold the record for most floating heads on a single cover, but it makes a valiant effort.
  • Cliché western mugs - each of these guys looks very familiar; there's One-Eyed McGee, the wise-cracking town drunk; Squarejaw Heroson, who always gets his man (and lady!); and lastly, of course, Hoss.

  • Spooky Halloween tree - unless they are planning on hanging a small child, or possibly a gopher, there's no way that branch is going to hold.


Michael5000 said...

I just can't think of a single thing to add.

I think of all the Pop Sensation books to date, this might win the award for "least inviting." I have no desire whatsoever to know more about why Pat Stevens and his two side-kicks don't think it's suicide. But then, I haven't been enticed by the back cover blurb.

(Maybe it's just that it's so obvious there isn't going to be a boat.)

Rex Parker said...

"Less inviting" than "General Douglas MacArthur"!?

Wow, that's harsh.


Michael5000 said...

Touche'. Second least inviting.