Comics, Pulps, and Paperbacks: Why such a discrepancy in values?
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Digests! I love gloss - but I love matte too. McCauley. and discovered Bonestell. Uh oh. It's amazing what I don't know, and wonderful. "Rock and ball" art.

 

 

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Salter and Freas.

 

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The "Last Man", our sole survivor. by Mel Hunter.

 

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and Hunter's first work for this title. Very grey tone-ish.

 

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Ace Double (cover art by Kelly Freas)...

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The original painting (apologies for the less than ideal lighting & Ipad photo)... :sorry:

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hey Cat. Incredible. Just incredible. Gangsta OA. Oil on canvas?

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hey Cat. Incredible. Just incredible. Gangsta OA. Oil on canvas?

 

Thanks, guys! The medium is Oil on burlap.

 

Kelly experimented with a variety of mediums/surfaces over the years to great effect.

An amazing artist and super nice guy. Much missed.

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Digests! I love gloss - but I love matte too. McCauley. and discovered Bonestell. Uh oh. It's amazing what I don't know, and wonderful. "Rock and ball" art.

 

 

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:cloud9: Awesome!

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Fifties pulps are not mentioned very often here, but have some cool covers nonetheless.

 

This pulp and PB both date from 55. Asimov's "Foundation" has long been a personal favorite of mine.

 

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yes, the digests don't get the glory, but they are treasure troves of story and art. I think this Avon series (this one 1944) is the first ongoing title that published much fantasy.

 

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Fifties pulps are not mentioned very often here, but have some cool covers nonetheless.

 

This pulp and PB both date from 55. Asimov's "Foundation" has long been a personal favorite of mine.

 

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I have always enjoyed "Foundation", and finally got my hands on the first printing of the story in pulp form:

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That's a sweet Astounding with other visible virtues in addition to Isaac.

I really need to read Van Vogt.... lol

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That's a sweet Astounding with other visible virtues in addition to Isaac.

I really need to read Van Vogt.... lol

 

Ditto on the astounding book. :applause: I too am just discovering van Vogt, and picked up the book shown below recently.

 

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This site has a ranking of classic sci-fi (40's to 60') broken down into two lists, one sponserd by the site and the other list is voted on by the public. Interestingly Asimovs "Foundation" leads the publics list but is not in the top 25 of the site's list. However van Vogt has a book on each list (Slan & World of Null-a)

 

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I was surprised to see these three books from the public list ranked so high; (2) Dune, (4) Stranger in a Strange Land, and (9) Ringworld.

 

I have another book, that made the sites list, in my queue to be read.

 

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is a good one. early-mid '60s banner years for SF PBs. Even Pyramid knocked a few out of the park...

 

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here's a couple of 1950s Pyramid home runs ('58 & '57)

 

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