Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Old Man's Lament

Good Golly Miss Molly, but I miss the days when every third book on the drugstore book spinner had a Jeff Jones, Frank Frazetta, or Roy Krenkel cover. And the stories were fun TOO!

Jeffrey Catherine Jones — The Moon of Comrath


Larry MacDougall said...

Agreed !

joe bloke said...

wait! you got stores where they sell drugs?!! result!

but, as for the other thing: yep! agreed!

Annie said...

The promo blurb on the cover and the art, definitely makes the reader want to read it!

Glen Story said...

I tried to get every paperback with a Frazetta, Krenkel or Jones, cover, too... and pretty much suceeded!

Mr. Door Tree said...


I remeber those days very well...from the mid 1960's through the mid-80's I haunted the book stores searching for covers by Jones, Frazetta, Krenkel, Steranko and a few others! It didn't take long to learn when the new stock arrived! I especially enjoyed going down to Book World in the center of the Yale section of New Haven in the wee hours of the morning! That's where I saw the first Conan cover, they had a insert poster advertising it on the wall which I talked them out of...still got it!

I love this early period of Jeff's cover paintings! One of my all time favorite artists!

Jack R said...

And a couple bucks would buy you three or four books!!

Anonymous said...

And covers by John Schoenherr, Dean Ellis, Ed Emshwiller, Bob Haberfield, Jerome Podwil, Bruce Pennington, Ed Valigursky, John Berkey, Paul Lehr, Gray Morrow, Ralph Brillhart, Jack Gaughan, Bob Pepper, George Ziel, Chris Foss, Richard Powers.

Paperbacks today have dull, dull covers.

dq405 (Mark)