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0211 Contrary Pleasure

January 24, 2012
  • Title: Contrary Pleasure
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: about 1980 1981
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 1-4104-7
  • ISBN-10: 0449141047
  • ISBN-13: 9780449141045
  • Cover Price: $2.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: The Green Ripper


Easily the weakest entry in the Contrary Pleasure cover series, this one makes me realize that even HRH Robert McGinnis could have an off day. What do we have? An assassin’s gun case and some shot-up soda cans. Sure makes me want to read this one! And McGinnis didn’t even have the stones to use a real soda’s name. It’s obvious to the world that those are cans of Tab, but he chose to write “Tag” on them. Ah, a once great man at the end of his career…

I don’t have a publication date for this edition, but it has to be about 1982, given the price and cover style.

Update (03/18/2012): I’m pushing the publication date back two years because the last page has a form to order other JDM books with a statement that the offer expires October 1981.

Update (08/23/2013): This is the 11th printing, although the 12th printing probably used the same cover, so that puts its publication at 1981.

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