Category Archives: Fantasy

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 76–90 (1991)

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #88

The Frazetta Trading Cards series was originally released in 1991 by Comic Images and comprised of 90 2.5 x 3.5 inch glossy cards featuring the paintings of popular fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. Continue reading Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 76–90 (1991)

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Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 61–75 (1991)

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #65

Published during the short-lived trading card boom of the early 1990s the first Frazetta Trading Cards series comprised of 90 cards featuring the work of popular fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. Continue reading Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 61–75 (1991)

Paperback covers #5: The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars

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

#5 Michael Whelan’s John Carter paperback covers from 1979

1912 was a good year for Edgar Rice Burroughs. After several uneventful years eking out a living as a ranch hand and other low income jobs, he turned his hand to writing fiction and in the space of a year saw the publication of his two most famous creations. One, a British Lord raised by apes in the African jungle, would quickly become a global phenomenon. The other, a Virginian gentlemen who travels to Mars, would take a little longer to achieve public recognition. Continue reading Paperback covers #5: The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs