Friday, November 4, 2016


This Wesley Neff painting is arguably the last real masterpiece from the great run of Street & Smith western covers from 1939. This one represents Tom Roan's 43 page "book-lengh novel" Hangtown and probably sells the concept better than any attempt to illustrate a scene from the story. Along with that, there are short stories by Norman A. Fox, Kenneth Gilbert, B. Bistrow Green and Glenn H. Wichmann, and Frank Richardson Pierce continues the serial Iron Mamelute. Nothing inside is likely to top the cover, but doesn't it make you want to look inside, anyway?

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