That’s right,  back in the day, paperbacks based up on the the smash hit tv series Dallas were published.

Enjoy the classic evil genius that is Larry ‘J.R. Ewing/Major Nelson’ Hagman.

Dallas Paperback Vintage Used Book Retro TV Show

Very nice cover artwork, though.

 

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Death Lives in the Vault of Horror!

Cover of a vintage copy of Tales of the Crypt novel based upon the classic 1972 motion picture that starred Peter Cushing and Joan Collins.

Vintage horror terror tales from the crypt paperback

Kingdom of the Spiders is one of two classic 1970s horror starring the great William Shatner. The other, of course, is The Devil’s Rain.

Kingdom of the Spiders is a masterpiece. It shows the true terror of mankind threatened by angry insects. This vintage paperback novelization captures the claustrophobic horror of hundreds and hundreds of spiders overtaking  a small town in the American West.

The cover art captures William Shatner’s torment and pain as he fends off the never-ending march of the spiders.

Kingdom of the Spiders Used Book Vintage Paperback William Shatner Illustration Art Work

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Escape From New York is one of the greatest science fiction, post-apocalyptic, films and one of John Carpenter’s greatest cinematic triumphs.

The movie takes place in the future, um, 1997. Okay, our “old” future.

New York City has been turned into a hellish prison with its own rules. Air Force One has a problem and the U.S. President, played by the brilliant British actor Donald Pleasance (with no hint of American accent), lands in New York City.

Our hero, the bad-ass criminal Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is brought in to save the Prez…until it is too late.

The movie features Adrienne Barbeau (hell yeah!), Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ernest Borgnine(“The Devil’s Rain”, “Marty”).

Anyway..the novelization is cool because it opens with a prologue that was cut from the movie. The prologue follows Snake Plissken on a heist. Character establishment.

Being a novelization, it is a very fast read.

But what’s wacky is that there are different covers for the book.

This cover features Kurt Russell as the famous Snake Plissken. Kinda groovy and makes perfect sense.

Escape from New York Vintage Paperback Book Kurt Russell Sci Fi

Now, this other cover features a nerdy looking guy with George Lucas’ haircut. It seems this cover artist never saw the film and had no idea what Kurt Russell looked like.

Escape from New York Second Cover Vintage Paperback Sci Fi

Here’s a detail of this dude with George Lucas’ hair. The guy even has glasses (or is that a bad attempt at an eye-patch?)

Escape From New York Vintage Paperback Cover Art