We must be roughly the same age, as the Burroughs/REH books with the
Frazetta covers in the mid--to-late-seventies completely captured my 13
Probably no accident!
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:25 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Belatedly weighing in on this topic...
> I'll chime in late too (but then I usually lurk on this list).
> > At least one (male) reply to this topic has mentioned the importance of
> > the cover in deciding whether or not to open a book.
> For those of us who are Robert E. Howard fans, this is the one thing
> that gets thrashed out on the REH lists--the ancer paperback series with
> the Frazetta covers. Looking back on it, I gotta admit, my discovery of
> Howard and Burroughs occurred while Frazetta and Neal Adams were doing
> paperback covers. At least with these two artists, they managed to capture
> the action and adventure in the books with the art. Some of the 1990s ERb
> covers, ungh--do you really expect somebody to read this stuff with covers
> like these. (And yes, I got snookered on some titles that had Frazetta
> and Jeff Jones covers that were at best weak imitations of REH and ERB.)
> More later, MEH
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