Posts Tagged ‘Sense of Wonder’

Lost Art #10 A Bit of Color — Super Science Style

This week we’re going to depart from the black and white interior art and look at a few Canadian versions of Super Science Stories and some its variant titles. These covers are bit less common than the usual American editions, and that may be because there is was no American counterpart for these issues. They contained mostly reprints from various magazines. Some of the covers were reused from other magazines, but mostly they were new to these Canadian magazines. The Wikipedia entry for Super Science Stories explains quite well the whole publishing history of this pulp.

Super Science and Fantasy Stories - October 1945

Super Science and Fantasy Stories - October 1945

Super Science and Fantasy Stories - August 1945

Super Science Stories -- October 1944

Super Science and Fantasy Stories -- April 1945

Super Science and Fantasy Stories -- April 1945

From December 1944--Cover reprinted from a Famous Mysteries Stories

The Weirdest Cover of them All from Super Science June 1945

Lost Art #9 Frank R. Paul interior art

Amazing Stories - September 1927

Amazing Stories - September 1927

Frank R. Paul could be called the father or grandfather of Science Fiction art. He is the first artist of the science fiction magazine genre. He painted the cover and did the interior of the first issue of the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories in 1926, and stayed busy into the 50s. His cover art, which I only show one example, are wonderfully colorful to the point of garishness. But this is pulp art and garishness in not such a bad thing. His knack was creating technological machines. His weakness, in my opinion, was humans. They are all very generic and conventional. So I tried to favor the interior art that was more technologically inclined.

 

 

The Isotope Men - Wonder Stories 8-33

The Cosmic Horror - Wonder Stories 8-33

Castaways On Deimos- Wonder Stories 8-33

The Man Who Awoke- 6-33

Gullivar 3000 A.D. - Wonder Stories 5-33

The Wreck of the Asteroid - Wonder Stories 2-33

10 Sensational Sense of Wonder Covers from Vintage Science Magazines.

Science seems so grounded in reality today compared to these images of yesteryear. (via Modern Mechanix Blog)

Film a Volcano, no problem. Great for safe sex as well.

Film a Volcano, no problem. Great for safe sex as well.

New Winter X-Games: Spin and Puke

New Winter X-Games: Spin and Puke

How Many Will Die Flying the Aerocycle? is the Question.

How Many Will Die Flying the Aerocycle? is the Question.

What? Only 400 MPH!

What? Only 400 MPH! Yeah, Off a Cliff!

This Will Teach Those Amish!

This Will Teach Those Amish!

Lucky For Me, I Have No Legs or Arms

Lucky For Me, I Have No Legs or Arms

Ha! This Car is a Riot!

Ha! This Car is a Riot!

Strangest Cement Mixer Ever Built!

Strangest Cement Mixer Ever Built!

Worlds Largest Smoke Ring Factory!

World's Largest Smoke Ring Factory!

Will It Work? No! Will You Be Sick? Yes!

Will It Work? No! Will You Be Sick? Yes!

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