A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 2

Rev Fanshawe Portrait

Last week (here in fact), I mentioned the sense of calm and serenity in the unsubscriber home on a Sunday when flipping through the pages of a good book by The Reverend or one of his many collaborators.

Today I have turned my attention to the following book; The Last Astronaut by Pel Torro which was the pseudonym used by Fanthorpe and another staff writer Harry O. Mansfield.

The cover on this one is just wonderful – a vengeful spaceman (complete with glass domed helmet and requisite baddies’ pointed beard) looks down on an average small town at twilight. But why, could that be the sleepy town where you live?

The tagline on the front of the book reads;

“He had come across a thousand galaxies, the last of the spacemen.”

Makes you shudder with anticipation of the thoughts of terrible revenge he could wreak against puny makind and the trail of devastation he would surely leave in his wake. I’ll leave it up to you to keep you guessing what ultimately occurs dear readers but one thing is for sure, The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe will always take you on a bumpy ride!

The Last Astronaut by Pel Torro
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is H. Fox

Torro The Last Astronaut


4 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 2

  1. Bernie 27/10/2014 / 11:47 am

    Another blast from my past 🙂 How many of these have you got?


    • unsubscriber 27/10/2014 / 1:03 pm

      I thought this one might cheer you up a bit. I’ve got enough to keep the Reverend occupied in his Sunday slot for a few more moths at the least. I have also some nice Digit and Ace Doubles that I’ll putting together as articles soon so if you like it old school, then keep watching… all the best xx


  2. Bernie 27/10/2014 / 2:03 pm

    I’ll look forward to those, especially the Digits, I sold a couple of hundred to an American buyer and never had time to get scans, he bought sight unseen based on titles and book numbers!!


    • unsubscriber 27/10/2014 / 2:06 pm

      He’d have right to Bernie, they’re becoming very collectable now like the Badgers. Just had three more Digits and another Badger through the post this morning so that’s made me happier than I was! Bloody postie keeps me on my toes… xx


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