This week’s selection from the Badger archives is a sure-fire winner on so many different levels. Pel Torro (which is an altogether inspired pseudonym by any standards) is once again the good Rev Fanthorpe writing with Harry O. Mansfield. The tagline is almost as lurid as the cover and reads;
The new formula was taking effect, his mind was changing.
And what a cover it is! A bearded and bespectacled scientist menacingly brandishes a syringe containing the titular formula whilst a concerned looking disembodied head materialises in the foreground through the swirling shadows. It’s a small work of sadly uncredited genius that I’m forever glad to have as part of my collection.
I feel like my mind is starting to change too now and so I’d best crack on with the book before I lose all of my somewhat delicate sensibilities. See you again next week for more Badger action my fellow pulp aficionados!
Formula 29X by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SF87)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited