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Lot of 9 classic pulps, including a full run of Science-Fiction Plus. See extended comments for titles and issues. Average grade of 4.0
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTIONLot of 9 pulps, including a full run of Science-Fiction Plus. Features covers by Alex Schomburg and Frank R. Paul, includes the first published story by Anne McCaffrey in issue 6.
Science-Fiction Plus issues 1-7 (March 1953).
S-F Yearbook Number 1 (1967)
Treasury of Great Science Fiction Stories Number 2 (1965)
Known for his dizzying, bustling war covers, bondage covers and airbrush Sci-Fi covers! Truly one of the most highly collected artists of the Golden Age. Alex Schomburg was born on May 10, 1905, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Schomburg freelanced primarily for Timely Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel, displaying his talent for action tableaux in covers featuring Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, and other superheroes. He also provided covers for Pines Publications, for titles including Exciting Comics and America's Best Comics, featuring such superheroes as the Black Terror and the Fighting Yank, as well as for Harvey Comics.
Stan Lee said the following about Schomburg "I've always felt that Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post. He was totally unique, with an amazing distinctive style. You could never mistake a Schomburg cover for any other artist's. ... I remember hearing Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman tell me time and again how great a cover illustrator Alex was, and how he wished we had more like him. Despite the quantity of work we gave him, despite the care and effort that went into every Schomburg cover, I cannot remember Alex ever being late with any illustration."
Frank Rudolph Paul was an American illustrator of pulp magazines in the science fiction field.