Friday, January 6, 2012

The P. Morrison Donations #8: The Seven Deadly Sisters / Pat McGerr (Dell 412)

The P. Morrison Donations #8

Dell 412 (1st ptg, 1950)

Title: The Seven Deadly Sisters
Author: Pat McGerr
Cover artist: Paul C. Burns


Best things about this cover:
  • "Hey, man, have you ever looked at a spider web? ... I mean really looked at it man? ... it's crazy."
  • No matter how her more "modern" peers mocked her, Sheila preferred to ride her bed sidesaddle.
  • Honestly, this cover is a conceptual mess. I have no way of understanding how any of the parts (title, lady, letter, killer list) are supposed to relate to each other. It's like a grab bag of stock mystery features.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Wow, this is the least ambitious mapback I've ever seen. Lazy-ass illustrator unintentionally invents the street-view map!

Page 123~
"The doctor says I'll get my full strength back. And if he touches my wife while I'm out here, I'll make what happened to him before look like a dress rehearsal."

Why do you continue to employ the services of a doctor who is hitting on your wife? Why!?


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, each of the sisters killed someone and the game is to match the killer to the victim?

Ok, for starters, I'm pretty sure the alcoholic didn't kill the bartender. The spinster probably killed the docter because he wasn't hitting on her. The redhead killed... oh, screw it, this is boring. When you get to the point where six of the seven have murdered someone the seventh victim deserves it.