Celebrating New Orleans With The Pulps


Unknown Artist

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras.  For many people, it will be their last chance to celebrate and indulge before the start of Lent.  Though there are annual celebrations across the country, the city that everyone think of when they hear the words “Mardi Gras” is New Orleans.  If you’ve not going to be able to get down to New Orleans this year to celebrate Mardi Gras, don’t worry.  Through the Shattered Lens has got you covered with these New Orleans and Mardi Gras-related pulp covers!

by Bernard Barton

by Earle Bergey

by Harry Bennett

by Mitchell Hooks

by Philip Ronfor

by Rudy Nappi

Artist Unknown

by William George

by Stanley Zuckerberg

Welcome to the Future!


by Raymond L. Jones

Happy New Year and welcome to the future!  Whenever we start a new year, I always like to go back and see what people thought the future would be like.  While a visitor from the 1950s would be astounded by much of what we take for granted in 2020, they might still wonder why we don’t have a single lunar colony.

Here are just a few examples of what the pulp era expected from the future:

by Stanley Meltzoff

Artist Unknown

by Earle Bergey

by Earle Bergey

by Earle Bergey

by Earle Bergey

by Rudolph Belarski

by Ed Valigursky

Artist Unknown

by Elliott Dold

by Milton Luros

by John Forte Jr.

by Milton Luros

Happy International Dinosaur Day!


Today, we observe International Dinosaur Day!

The first recorded discover of dinosaur fossils occurred in 1820 and, since then, dinosaur remains have been found on all seven continents.  According to CheckiDay: “Richard Owen, an English anatomist, came up with the word “Dinosauria” in 1842. The word comes from the Greek word “deinos,” meaning terrible or fearfully great, and “sauros,” meaning reptile or lizard. He applied the term to three animals that fossilized bones had been found of over the previous few decades.”

The best way to observe today is to go down to a museum and take a look at the fantastic creatures who inhabited this planet before human beings came along.  But if you can’t get to a museum today, check out these magazine and paperback covers below.  Not surprisingly, dinosaurs were very popular with the pulps.  Here’s just a few of them:

by Alex Schomburg

by CC Senf

by Earle Bergey

by Hans Wessolowski

by Thomas Beecham

by Earle Bergey

by Ed Emshwiller