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Nov 1930; 1st pulp-format issue; Frank Paul weird alien torture cover
crm/tan pgs; sharp complete spine; crease through covers and interiors
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTIONThis is the first pulp format issue of the historic Wonder Stories magazine, released in November 1930. Wonder Stories was edited and spearheaded by Hugo Gernsback, the godfather of Science-Fiction. Along with Amazing Stories and Astounding, Wonder Stories forms the trinity of great science-fiction pulps. Wonder Stories ran for over 30 years, from 1930 to 1963, alternating between multiple formats including bedsheet, pulp, and digest paperbacks.
This haunting cover was drawn by Frank R. Paul, the greatest of all pulp science-fiction artists. It illustrates a scene from the story "The Time Annihilator" by Edgar A. Manley and Walter Thode. A group of walrus-like aliens have captured and experiment on a group of humans, as an alien overlord watches from above. It's impossible to look at this cover and not want to read the story behind it.