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Paperback covers #7: Corgi Books’ Star Trek novels

Star Trek: Trek to Madworld A series looking at some of my favourite book covers and cover artists.

#7 Chris Moore’s Star Trek paperback covers from the 1980s

In the mid-1980s Corgi Books reissued all 12 volumes of James Blish’s best-selling Star Trek paperback series, containing stories adapted from the scripts of the popular science-fiction TV show. These books featured newly commissioned cover artwork from fantasy artist Chris Achilleos, and I’ve looked at them in more detail here. Alongside those books Corgi also reissued a handful of original novels based on the show – these also featured newly commissioned covers, not by Achilleos but by artist Chris Moore. Continue reading Paperback covers #7: Corgi Books’ Star Trek novels

Paperback covers #6: Corgi Books’ Star Trek Adaptions

Star Trek volume 1, cover by Chris Achilleos

A series looking at some of my favourite book covers
and cover artists.

#6 Chris Achilleos’ Star Trek paperback covers from the 1980s

A few months ago I posted an article celebrating the covers of Bantam Books’ Star Trek adaptations from the 1970’s. That post received a fair amount of traction so I thought it might be interesting to post the covers from UK publisher Corgi Books’ reissues from the mid-1980s. Continue reading Paperback covers #6: Corgi Books’ Star Trek Adaptions

Strange 25th Anniversary Portfolio, part 3

Published in 1995 the Strange 25th Anniversary Portfolio contained 25 full-colour plates featuring covers from Strange, a monthly title published by Editions LUG that reprinted Marvel comics translated into French. I looked at the first eight plates here, the second eight are here, and this third batch contains the last nine plates in the portfolio. Continue reading Strange 25th Anniversary Portfolio, part 3

50 Girls 50

50 Girls 50 front cover

Seattle publisher Fantagraphics are currently reprinting
EC’s hugely influential line of comics from the 1950’s –
this is the third volume in their EC Comics Library

50 Girls 50 and other stories
illustrated by Al Williamson

Between 1950 and 1956 EC Comics enjoyed an almost unparalleled run of success publishing a range of groundbreaking horror, science fiction, war and crime comics whose influence can still be felt to this day. Anthology titles like Tales from the Crypt, Weird Science, Two-Fisted Tales and Crime SuspenStories proved hugely popular and EC quickly gained a reputation as a publisher of top quality, entertaining comics. To help create such a diverse selection of titles publisher Bill Gaines and editor Al Feldstein called upon the capabilities of possibly the most diverse and talented collection of artists ever assembled in the industry. Concentrating on one artist per volume Fantagraphics are currently reprinting EC’s back catalogue with 50 Girls 50 showcasing the work of Al Williamson. Continue reading 50 Girls 50