Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dell 346 (1953)

Title : No Mourners Present
Author : Frank Presnell
Cover art : Robert Stanley
  [New York, Dell, 1953. Mapback. No. 346.]

style **

substance **

collectibility *

Continuing with the fire/explosions subgenre is Robert Stanley’s fetching cover art for Dell 346, which despite a certain cartoonish, mannequin-like quality to the figures, packs a punch with the fire-draped upturned auto in the background. Overall, this one doesn’t quite have the panache of the previously cited Nightmare at Noon but it’s a strong late entry in the Dell canon nonetheless.

Morrow, 1942

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