The Pulp Paintings of George Gross

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According to pulp writer Bill Cox, “George Gross could do exciting paintings even when there were no scantily clad damsels around, and what’s more amazing, Fiction House let him!” Of course, he could also do well with the scantily clad damsels.

These are paintings commissioned as cover art, but are not the covers themselves.

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The Doll’s Trunk Murder

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Death Stems From A Lady’s Lurid Past

He bent her over with the knife in his hand

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I Can Get It For You Wholesale!

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As hard-boiled as a twelve-minute egg!

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The Mystery of the Dragon’s Shadow

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And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those meddling white kids!

The first of only three issues, this particular magazine sold for $1,314.50

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Yellow Riddle

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It’s a good thing those Asian guys don’t know advanced hand-to-hand fighting techniques, such as boxing. Silly foreigners.