Welcome fellow Badger aficionados, it’s Sunday once again and that can mean only one thing. Yes, it’s time to delve into the decidedly pulpy shelves of the library and retrieve a glorious Reverend Fanthorpe related title to curl up and read. I’ve chosen another John E. Muller title for this week’s reading pleasure – that’s Fanthorpe writing with John S. Glasby and A. A. Glynn to the likes of me and you. It’s a Supernatural Special too which means it has the words Strange, Weird and Eerie emblazoned on the cover by way of warning! I can feel a tagline coming on;
The thing from beyond the depths reached out for him…
And what a ‘thing’ it is if Harry Fox’s cover painting is to be believed – although it looks more like a rather benign old man with long hair and a grey beard rising from the waves. In his hand he clutches a clearly terrified sailor chappie who is trying in vain to pull away from the monstrous aged beastie. It’s all very odd and I like it all the more because of that fact.
Righto, time to find out what the heck is going on between these pages to inspire such a bizarre piece of cover art. Do join me again next week for more Badger-related weirdness and please feel free to leave a comment if suitably inspired by this oddity.
Out Of The Night by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SN100)
This version was published in 1965 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Harry Fox