Monster of the Day #962

Rather similar to yesterday’s cover; this is issue #3, that was issue #4. The title appears to have been quarterly, so perhaps sales figures came in and were strong, or maybe the editor just liked this cover, and told the artist to give him another one like it.

  • bgbear_rnh

    “Ask any Mermaid You Happen to See…Who wields the best trident? Princess of the Sea.”

  • Eric Hinkle

    Nice art, but she could put a little more oomph behind that thrust. It looks like it won;t do much more than tick Mutant Crab Monster Guy off.

  • Flangepart

    DRAT! Jumped the rhyme…I’ll ‘member that!
    And I’ll Google ‘mutant crab monster guy.’

  • Rock Baker

    Miss Minerva’s early adventures were sadly never shown on television….

  • Jamie B.

    Ever notice how many comic characters seem to be left-handed?

  • Luke Blanchard

    All the items from this week were comics, and can be found at Comic Book Plus. WEIRD THRILLERS was from the short-lived Ziff-Davis comics line. STRANGE STORIES FROM ANOTHER WORLD and UNKNOWN WORLD were from Fawcett. The GCD attributes the above cover to Allan Anderson and the others from this week to Norman Saunders.

  • Ken_Begg

    Really?! Man, I would have bet those were all pulp covers. Weird. Thanks as always for the invaluable info, Luke.

  • Gamera977

    Thanks Luke, sat down last night and read ‘The Horror-Go-Round’ and ‘Dance of the Doomed’. Not half bad, if I’d read them back when I was a kid they’d definitely have made an impression on me!

  • Luke Blanchard

    Saunders and Anderson also painted many covers for pulps, and Ziff-Davis published pulps. I don’t know if Fawcett did, but it did publish a paperback line. Ziff-Davis also put painted covers on its other comics, but I think Fawcett only used them on horror ones.

    Pages on Sanders and Anderson and many other pulp artists can be found at David Saunders’s “Field Guide To Wild American Pulp Artists” site. Mr Saunders is Norman Saunders’s son, and he also has a website about his father.

    I didn’t recognise Anderson’s name, but he painted a couple of my favourite pulp covers, including the “Incubi of Parallel X” cover of PLANET STORIES, Sep. 1951 (according to the ISFDB). His first name was apparently Allen rather than Allan.
    My pleasure, Gamera.