Sometime glamorous. Sometimes sordid. Sometimes dangerous. The life of the model has always been a popular subject for the pulps. Below are some pulp covers that deal not only with the experience of being model but also the weight of being an artist. There’s a price for everything.
Featuring stories of detectives, murder, femme fatales, and tough guys, Thrilling Detective thrilled readers during the pulp era of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Today, the magazine remains highly sought after by collectors. Every cover promised sex or violence or both. Below are just a few of the thrilling covers of Thrilling Detective!
Drug abuse is not a new problem in the United States. The pulp era wrestled with the problem too, with many publications and novels telling the story of young women and young me who fell afoul the pushers and were enticed into a life of sin.
Here’s just a sampling of the high times of the Pulp Era:
Where would be without science? We would have less mad scientists and Halloween would be much less interesting! The pulp ere was full of men and women of science who had been driven crazy by the search for knowledge. Today, we pay tribute to the terrifying scientists of the pulp era!
Whether they’re reaching down from the sky or coming out of the water, the idea of being grabbed and, even worse, squeezed by several slimy tentacles is a scary one! Perhaps that’s why it was such a popular image during the pulp age. Below is just a sampling of some of the era’s tentacle horror, courtesy of some of the best artists to work in the pulps!
With the Fourth of July just a few days away, let’s celebrate the American countryside with the pulps! From the early days of the pulps, life in rural America has been a favorite subject. Here are a few portrayals of that life, courtesy of some of the best artists and illustrators to work in the pulp industry!