A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 20

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

Blimey, are we really at Chapter 20 in this ongoing saga of Badger books already? I hope you’ve been enjoying our lazy and irreverent weekend browse through the bottom end of my more pulp oriented library shelves together, I’m sure you’ll tell me your thoughts in the comments to confirm this.

As we’ve reached 20 this week, I thought I’d choose another eye-popping cover for your delectation and this one certainly fits the bill! It’s a title by Karl Zeigfreid which roughly translates as being the work of our beloved Rev Fanthorpe and fellow Badger pen jockey John S. Glasby. Let’s run the tagline first;

They could not end his reign of terror without destroying their world.

Ok, so let’s look at this cover now shall we? The titular Android is an altogether vexed looking individual who appears to made out of gold, he has a rather dashing bald head (top notch haircut if I may say) and is striking a rather campy pose. He sports a box with a large red push button around his neck and holds an extremely menacing looking syringe in his right hand as strange disc-like antenna fly over the hills behind his back. He also appears to be wearing driving gloves.

I’m all fired up to find out how this story resolves itself now so if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to open up this musty old book and read on.

Don’t think for a moment that this ends here… there’s plenty more Badgers where this little lot came from so be sure to join me here each weekend for more pulpy madness and mayhem courtesy of the astonishingly prolific Reverend Fanthorpe and his friends.

Android by Karl Zeigfreid
(Serial Number SF79)
This version was published in 1962 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Badger - Zeigfreid Android


7 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 20

  1. Lestaret 08/03/2015 / 9:17 am

    You’re right about the campy stance – he looks like he’s doing the ‘Monster Mash’ or something…

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  2. Postcard Cafe 08/03/2015 / 10:56 am

    All in all it’s a pretty disturbing cover. I’ve never been a fan of any look that sports driving gloves and gold tights…! 🙂


  3. Bernie 11/03/2015 / 12:38 am

    I thought this was one I hadn’t had, until I checked! As the song says, thanks for the memory 🙂

    Take care, Bernie xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 11/03/2015 / 12:42 am

      You’re always more than welcome Bernie, glad to help out. Look after yourself xx


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