The Fantastic Covers of Famous Fantastic Mysteries!


Famous Fantastic Mysteries was published from 1939 to 1953.  The covers, which were done by some of the best illustrators of the day, are highly valued by collectors and, from the examples below, it’s easy to see why.  Check out these exciting covers from Famous Fantastic Mysteries!

by Virgil Finlay

by Virgil Finlay

by Virgil Finlay

by Virgil Finlay

by Virgil Finlay

by Norman Saunders

by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

by Frank R. Paul

Music Video of the Day: Knights of Cydonia by Muse (2006, dir by Joseph Kahn)


What happens if you mash together every single European grindhouse film ever made and then get Muse to provide the soundtrack?

You end up with the video for Knights of Cydonia.

The fun here, of course, is identifying all of the films that are referenced in this video.  Obviously, there’s a lot of Sergio Leone there.  There’s also some karate action and a Planet of the Apes reference.  Whenever the cowboys shoot their laser guns, I’m reminded of one of Lucio Fulci’s post-apocalyptic films.

Enjoy!