The Skeletal Covers Of The Pulp Era


Skeleton and skulls are naturally creepy, especially when they’re still moving and talking!  Skulls and bones were a mainstay on the covers of pulp and especially horror related magazines.  For this Halloween, take a trip back into the bony past with a few skeletal covers from the pulp era!

by Norman Saunders

by Rafael De Soto

by Robert Gibson Jones

by Robert Stanley

by Rudolph Belarski

No Trigger Warning Can Protect You From The Dangerous Covers Of Dime Detective Magazine!


Artist Unknown

It’s a dangerous world out there and here to prove it is Dime Detective Magazine!  Dime Detective was one of the most popular of the classic pulp magazines, running for 274 issues between 1931 and 1953.  Dime Detective was known for its outrageous covers.  Here’s just a few of them:

by H. William Ruesswig

by H. William Reusswig

by John Newton Howitt

by Malvin Singer

by Norman Saunders

by Norman Saunders

by Rafael De Soto

by Walter Baumhofer

Artist Unknown

by John Newton Howitt