A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 10

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

It’s that day of the week again despite all the general hubbub and so a rummage through the Badger Books section of my library is in order. The title I’ve gone for this time is another by John E. Muller which is a pseudonym for the writing team of R. L. Fanthorpe, A. A. Glynn and John S. Glasby.

I know I’m always banging on about how good the Badger covers are but just look at this one, it has everything going right for me. The masked scientist toiling away in a dingy laboratory, surrounded by all manner of strange electrical equipment pouring chemicals from a test tube into a glass tank which contains a strangely green-hued, red eyed woman’s head! In my humble opinion they don’t come much better than this, even the back cover is great with its test tubes dripping purple and green formulas onto the title of the book. The title font used is perfect for this type of material, I couldn’t help photographing both covers for inclusion. Then there’s that all important tagline on the front;

“His mind was disintegrating… The face couldn’t be real, but it was”

Put all of these ingredients together and the result is a book which can’t fail to entertain, in one way or another at the very least! Enjoy those cover shots and I’ll see what lies between the musty, speckled pages.

The Uninvited by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF57)
This version was published in 1961 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Badger - Muller The Uninvited Front

Badger - Muller The Uninvited Back

6 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 10

  1. johncnash 28/12/2014 / 12:35 pm

    Glad you posted the back cover too, that’s a splendid 1950’s colour palette!

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 28/12/2014 / 2:24 pm

      I couldn’t leave the back cover out of this post, it’s almost as good as the front in its way. Pleased that you enjoyed it Mr Nash.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Lestaret 28/12/2014 / 9:08 pm

    Back covers are always overlooked. As a designer, I have always enjoyed the back and spines as much as the covers. Great stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 28/12/2014 / 9:20 pm

      Glad to be adding an extra dimension for you with this one Mr Lestaret


  3. Bernie 29/12/2014 / 1:53 am

    Priceless!! Thanks. Badger never credited their artists and I so wish they did.

    Bernie xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 29/12/2014 / 1:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this one Bernie, there are plenty more to come in 2015! The only artist who appears to be given any credit is Harry Fox but that’s because he signed his paintings. Best wishes xx


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