Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Crime on the Cheap

On those occasions when I think of publisher Martin Goodman (1908-1992), it’s generally in relation to the comic-book division he launched, and which would evolve into Marvel Comics. But as Michael J. Vassallo explains in his blog, Timely-Atlas-Comics, Goodman was also in the business of selling paperback crime-fiction digests. Vassallo showcases some of those, from the 1940s, in this post. I’m particularly fond of American pin-up artist Peter Driben’s cover art for the 1943 release of Say Yes to Murder, by W.T. Ballard.

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