Friday, September 28, 2007

Paperback 20: Graphic 55

Paperback 20: Graphic 55 (1st ptg, 1952)

Title: A Shot in the Dark
Author: Richard Powell
Cover artist: Unknown

Yours for: $9

Best things about this cover:

  • "I'm dancing as fast as I can!"
  • "What's a pretty girl like you doing in a grotto like this?"
  • Artist has no sense of perspective - assailant appears to be pointing gun at some object well off-screen to the left
  • That's some intense light in her ... crotch region
  • You know what this cover needs? A boat. Hey, look! I found one - just under her left elbow (honestly, before uploading this picture, I had never noticed the boat, even though the first line of copy on the back cover mentions "salmon fishing in Canada"...)


1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

First impression, also periodic impression subsequently: Woah, she's topless!! No wait, it's a form-fitting shirt the color of her skin.

Second impression: She's either missing the left 1/4 or so of her left hip, or her upper body is grossly out of proportion to her lower body.

Third impression: Kabuki!