Thursday, 6 January 2011

Spacemen Magazine #1 (1961)

This is the cover to Spacemen Magazine #1 which was put out by Warren Publishing in 1961.

They had been doing quite well with their Famous Monsters of Filmland, magazine and thought a similar venture dealing with Sci-fi films might prove equally popular.  It didn’t especially and the whole thing ran to only eight issues and one yearbook, although due to a very erratic publishing schedule they somehow managed to get all the way to 1965 before calling it a day.

The cover art is an early example by Basil Gogos, whose work on Famous Monsters is horrifically beautiful.... but that's for somebody else to blog about.
Reference for the painting seems to be from 12 To the Moon, a bit of B-movie fluff released the previous year. 

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