Who was Captain Future? He was Curtis Newton, who was born on the moon and who, after the murder of his parents by intergalactic spies, was raised and trained by a scientist and two robots. Captain Future kept the solar system safe from crime and other extraterrestrial threats. His adventures took place in the distant future year of … 1990. (At the time his stories were published, that was the future!) Captain Future headlined his own magazine from 1940 to 1951, with additional stories appearing in publications like Startling Stories and Amazing Stories.
Below are a few covers from Captain Future’s adventures. The majority of these were done by Earle Bergey, though Rudolph Belarski and Jerome Rozen did some work on the series as well.
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!
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: