Friday, April 15, 2016

Paperback 934: My Gun Is Quick / Mickey Spillane (Signet 791)

Paperback 934: Signet 791 (1st ptg, 1950)

Title: My Gun Is Quick
Author: Mickey Spillane
Cover artist: Lou Kimmel

Estimated value: $4-7

[Part of the Laura R. Braunstein Collection]

Best things about this cover:
  • This is what all vintage paperbacks should look like—authentically beat to fuck.
  • People really read Spillane. To pieces.
  • I love the male fear hand! Gender equity!

Best things about this back cover:
  • The *Hammer* mystery will *hit* me? Stellar wordplay, copy guy.
  • I feel like they should be "seductively-lit" apartments. Not "-lighted." Hey, copy guy...
  • Damn, that Spillane portrait is olden. I'm used to the buzz-cut, t-shirted, gun-wielding dude. This dude:

Page 123~

Finally she said, "The baby clothes, Mike . . . it fits!"

Mike, now wearing a onesie, wondered how he would ever regain his dignity.


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1 comment:

Karl said...

Hmm... seeing a Mickey Spillane paperback that's beat up this much gives me the creepy feeling that inside I'll find that the worst of the violence-porn passages will be underlined.