Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Karswell's Night Gallery #7

Four selected covers taken from Popular Library’s Jules de Grandin paperback series from 1976, created by the great Seabury Quinn, these collected tales of terror originally appeared in the 1920’s and 30’s in Weird Tales magazine. Jules de Grandin, ultimate investigator and super sleuth (often referred to as “the occult Hercule Poirot”) faced countless supernatural evils including vampires, mummy sorceresses, voodoo, and even Satan himself!

From LEFT to RIGHT: The Skeleton Closet of Jules de Grandin, The Hellfire Files of Jules de Grandin, The Devil’s Bride, and The Adventures of Jules de Grandin.

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Karswell said...

Also, I'm not sure who the cover artist is, credits inside the book say "illustrations by Steve Fabian" but that could only be for the black and white stuff on the inside. Anyone know for sure?

Anonymous said...

I have a few original Weird Tales issues with Jules de Grandin stories in them, they are indeed fun and well written. These covers are really nice though, I enjoy your "night gallery" posts.

Anonymous said...

there are 2 more books in this quinn popular library series

horror chamber of jules de grandin
and the casebook of jules de grandi

these 4 covers you posted are the best of the set though

Rick Marnon said...

I'm not a comic book fan, but this is a great blog. Looks great.
Rick Marnon, Howell

Anonymous said...

King Kong Lives!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous covers! I'll check with a friend who's good at figuring out old paperback artists and get back to you.

Also love the cool old comic book ads you've posted to the right side of your blog. Fun stuff!

Lily Strange said...

I corrected my blog entry plugging your site to reflect the fact that you don't feature scans of EC comix. Apologies for my faux pas. I hadn't looked over enough of your site yet and made an assumption. And we all know what that means!

Anonymous said...

The cover artist is Vincent di Fate.