Friday, September 3, 2010

Paperback 347: The Race of Giants / Matt Kinkaid (Dell First Ed. A118)

Paperback 347: Dell First Edition A118 (PBO, 1956)

Title: The Race of Giants
Author: Matt Kinkaid
Cover artist: Sam Bates

Yours for: $10


Best things about this cover:

  • "... do you smell something funny? Hmm ... probably just my mustache. No, wait, my ass is on fire."
  • Wow, he is a giant—keeps a herd of cattle in his back pocket.
  • Love how he Fills the frame; also love the partial view of the horse. Not so keen on being able to see his long johns, but whatever.


Best things about this back cover:

  • "Blood on his hands ... money on his mind!"
  • Not the most realistic flames, but they are pretty.

Page 123~

Julius made a small sound of grim satisfaction. "Here comes the wagon."


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Anonymous said...

Is that Jed Clampett?

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

That is one hell of a mustache. And a facial expression. That man's picture is next to "badass" in the dictionary.