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0140 Slam the Big Door

October 18, 2011
  • Title: Slam the Big Door
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1977
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 13707-4
  • ISBN-10: 0449137074
  • ISBN-13: 9780449137079
  • Cover Price: $1.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: The Dreadful Lemon Sky


This was the time when The Dreadful Lemon Sky had hit the Big Time and Fawcett re-designed the entire JDM catalog to pimp it. Cover art was in a meso-stage between the old pulp covers and the newer hack style. The art only covered half of the book front, but it was Robert McGinnis so it was still pretty good. McGinnis must have been going through a troubled time in his life; a number of his covers, including this one, carried a distinct gothic look to go with his montage style he used late in his career. Nobody could draw a brooding cloud or sunset like he could, though!


One Comment leave one →
  1. Freiler permalink
    September 12, 2013 9:27 am

    Interestingly enough, the back of the book lists the cover artist as “Bob McGinnis”. It is nice that they credited him for once, but since when does he go by Bob?

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