Filed Under: Human Sacrifice

King Dragon

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This cover scene was painted by Rowena Morrill based upon Esteban Maroto’s Pellucidar drawing of the sacrifice of a girl to a mahar for a proposed Ace Books illustrated edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ At the Earth’s Core. When that Ace Books project ultimately fell through, the publishers commissioned Offutt to write a novel around the Maroto illustrations. The end result was the novel King Dragon

This particular image gained notoriety when The New York Daily News reported that Saddam Hussein had the work hanging in a secluded townhouse during his fall in Baghdad — but that particular painting turned out to be a mere copy.

And with that, we mark 13,000 posts here at Pulp Covers. Thank you for visiting!

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Satan’s Disciples

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A modern history of Satanism and Witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present day

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To The Devil — A Daughter

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Seized by the Devil’s Deciples… for sacrifice in the Temples of Hell

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Maidens For The Snake God

Adventure (April, 1961). Cover Art by Vic Prezio

Unrelated to the Daughter Of The Snake God

Also includes She’s Young, She’s Lovely, She’s French All Over and One Man, Two Girls, One Ocean

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Eyrie of the Golden Goddess

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Ki-Gor — Jungle Lord gambles primitive courage against the blood-mad man-pack

This cover was reused for the Summer 1950 issue, The Beast-Gods of Atlantis

Ki-Gor — Jungle Lord pits Congo cunning against the most ancient Evil on earth

The complete 1950 issue can be downloaded here.

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The Blood Drunks: Congo Cannibal “Crocodile” Cult

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Also, The Sex Key That Unlocked Kokinia (The Female Guerrillas that Drove the Nazis Nuts) and The Choplickers: Suburbia’s Split-Level Nymphos Are Next Door To You

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Buccaneers of Venus

Weird Tales - December 1932

The first appearance in any medium of Robert E. Howard’s Conan came in this issue with the publication of The Phoenix On The Sword.

Interestingly, Buccaneers of Venus is the serialization of the previously featured novel The Port of Peril

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