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Thursday, December 5, 2013

pulpy goodness

Long time DGIS readers know our fondness for some good old fashioned pulp art. Here's a dandy. There are countless mag covers with hand gun wielding gangsters and dames. Some are toting Thompsons others daggers but I don't recall ever seeing a body being dumped over board.  This cover is definitely up for the prestigious;

DGIS Corpse Being Dumped Overboard on the Cover of an Old Detective Magazine Award.

As an aside, you'll notice both killer and victim are wearing suits and are well kempt. Nowadays your lucky if a guy has his pants pulled all the way up.

3 comments:

John DuMond said...

Yeah, crooks just don't have the sense of style they used to. I blame MTV.

On an unrelated note, did you watch MOB CITY on TNT last night?

Pat Downey said...

No, I don't have cable. Will have to see if it shows up on netflix or amazon. Good?

John DuMond said...

I believe it's available for streaming on the TNT website. If you have high-speed internet, it's worth a look. So far it's been pretty fictionalized, like BOARDWALK EMPIRE, but it was pretty entertaining. My one facepalm was when a character (in 1947, mind you) quoted Cagney from WHITE HEAT, which was released in 1949.