Monster of the Day #1024

I like how what’s happening to her left is apparently only the second most interesting thing going on.

  • Luke Blanchard

    I thought the cover might illustrate “The Hothouse Planet”, and that the story might also have been cover-featured the first time around, so I looked up where it first appeared at the ISFDB. It was in the Oct. 1937 issue of THRILLING WONDER STORIES. That issue doesn’t even mention “The Hothouse Planet” on its cover, but it’s got to be the story that the cover illustrated, because it features the same monster. The tale was from a series about an interplanetary huntress called Gerry Carlyle.
    The ISFDB says the STARTLING STORIES cover was by Earle Bergey, and the THRILLING WONDER STORIES one by Howard V. Brown.

  • Flangepart

    “If you’re gonna shoot, Shoot! Don’t scream.”

  • Gamera977

    Well Bgbear- you asked for a ‘sexy’ cover!

    After getting past the more interesting left side of the painting I love that critter, body and head of a T.rex (though about five times or so too big), arms of an Allosaur, and tongue of a chameleon…

  • bgbear_rnh

    Definitely the way a female hunter should dress.

    “hey lady, I’m game

  • bgbear_rnh

    Interesting rifle. I think a Winchester with a muzzle brake.

  • Gamera977

    She should have a hat to keep the sun out of her eyes though.

  • bgbear_rnh

    “The Hothouse Planet” has most likely been made a trademark by Al Gore.

  • Wait a second. There’s a critter on that cover?

  • Eric Hinkle

    Given what sort of movies we all like, shouldn’t that question read:

    “Wait a second, there’s a woman on the cover?”

  • joliet jake blues

    Well, it surely doesn’t illustrate “The portal in the picture”, which is about the worst story Kuttner every wrote. It could have been greatly improved by a dinosaur and a pretty lady in a thin halter top.

  • Oh sure, now you think of it. Where were you when I was trying to be funny seven hours ago? :-)

  • sandra

    Some ‘interplanetary huntress’ ! She’s not even pointing her rifle at the critter !

  • Eric Hinkle

    “That jerk’s been hassling me the whole rocket flight out here. ‘Yo, babe, wanna be my next trophy?’ Ugh. Just one more second and after Mister Dinosaur handles that little problem I’m shooting.”