This Sunday’s selection was a fairly easy pick as I’ve had my eye on this one for quite some time now. First the formalities; Thornton bell is once again a writing tag-team pseudonym, this time for the duo of R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield. It’s not a regular Badger book either but a Supernatural Special (Strange, Weird, Eerie…) which are always a bit more lurid than the usual straight sci-fi fare.
The cover tagline reads;
“Man could control the atom, but not this Horror from a by-gone age”
A sinister, vaguely oriental looking chap tugging on a terrific long, pointed beard stares down at a terror filled lady whose blouse has mysteriously loosened to reveal her brassiere. Hmmm… This is some kind of terrifying Horror indeed, a gaze that can loosen a lady’s outer garments at forty paces – womankind beware!
Time to see what’s really afoot now and discover what hideous evil these pages from a by-gone age actually contain;
Chaos by Thornton Bell
(Supernatural Special Serial Number #SN92)
This version was published in 1964 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited