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Spicy Adventure Stories - December 1942
Spicy Adventure December 1942

She’s going…

Final issue of Spicy Adventurethis entire issue can be downloaded here

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9 thoughts on “Commando”

  1. While technically the last issue of “Spicy” Adventures, the magazine continues on for four more years and eighteen issues as “Speed” Adventures. The covers still pictured women in peril, but the clothing was a lot less tattered.

  2. I can’t even see a signature, but from the treatment of the waves and the style of the lady I’m going to guess Hugh Joseph Ward, a regular Spicy cover artist around this time period.
    Fantastic site, I love it, thank you!
    Best, Chris B

  3. If that’s Ward I will buy you a drink, Chris. Way too busy, especially in the background. And the woman’s squared-off, thick-lipped face really looks like Saunders work to me.
    I could be wrong, naturally, but I’m still thinking I’m right.
    Will we ever learn the answer?

  4. With various image enhancments, my best read of the signature is: (an initial) Francis (possibly an additional name, maybe ending er).

    Chris, if you are still interested, the signature is below and nside her right knee.

  5. The artist is definitely Allen Anderson…Well, if David Saunders’ Allen Anderson Checklist in Illustration Issue No. 18, P.49 is accurate, that is.

  6. Haha! Saunders, Ward, Anderson. I wish others had chimed in with other guesses.

    (But the style of the newly uploaded image is unmistakably Anderson, even without the signature and tag saying so. I think the reason for the confusion is that the first uploaded image is over-saturated with color, which blurred out Anderson’s typical paint sheen.)

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