The Big Make (Original Title: Little Killer)

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A High-Priced Dame — A Guy With A Gun — An Explosive Novel Of Big-City Vice

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When she sang, it was different from anything Nicky Palermo had ever heard, a throaty sound that was part invitation and part threat, a sound which promised all the things which the shoddy other women in Nicky’s life had never been able to offer…

This was a woman — beautiful, sophisticated, glamorous — and too good for Nicky Palermo…

But Nicky was going to have her, whatever she thought. The cold, hard .38 in his pocket would take care of any minor differences of opinion…

This artwork also appears on Salambo

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Plunder of the Sun

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A death-dotted race in the Andes of Peru with a murderer crazed by… Plunder of the Sun!

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D for Delinquent

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She Was Strictly For The Boys!

The Jail Bait Age — what with petty thievery and wild marijuana parties, there had been enough problems for the faculty at Seacliff High before the girl named Gloria arrived. She was sixteen, she was sexy and she spelled trouble.

“This masterpiece is one of the most iconic images of teen delinquents and perhaps the finest single example of the JD genre. Published as the cover for three separate major publications, this painting has all the requisite elements of the classic 1950s troubled teen: the obligatory back drop of a basement club, the gorgeous sweater clad blonde, and the leering young tough, a wolf in hoods clothing.
“Its first publication was for the paperback cover of D for Delinquent by Bud Clifton (Ace Books #D-270, 1958), an exceedingly uncommon and much sought-after edition among collectors. “She was strictly for the Boys!“, the cover blurb blatantly teases. Rarer still is the painting’s next publication, as the British paperback cover for the novel The Big Rumble by Edward De Roo (Digit Books #R360, 1960): “American slang for Gang Fight — A New Shocker of Modern Youth!
“Then, thirty eight years later, when Michael Barson and Steven Heller published their homage to the 1950s teen, Teenage Confidential: An Illustrated History of the American Teen, they chose this painting as the cover, firmly solidifying its stature within American pop-culture.”

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