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0513 Death Trap

December 21, 2013
0513 Death Trap 399
  • Title: Death Trap
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1978
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 1-3557-8
  • ISBN-10: 0449135578
  • ISBN-13: 9780449135570
  • Cover Price: $1.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: Condominium

 

We haven’t seen this one before. Robert McGinnis must have been off his meds during this period of his career. He developed a more realistic style in the sense that girls had properly proportioned limbs and his backgrounds were fully filled in instead of being montages, but they are also very dark. I call it his Gothic Period. Dark earth tones, spooky scenes, and creepy trees. I hope I don’t sound disparaging; this is good stuff. It’s just such a change from what we are used to.

I like the way she’s holding her coat up to keep from tripping on it, and the way the loose belt end is flapping about.

 

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