Suiting up

As if a sword were any match for a ray gun...
Tiger Cat

The May 1953 cover of Startling Stories by Walter Popp might not be the most distinguished entry in the pulp cover canon, even in the somewhat-improved quality available at via the Internet Speculative Fiction Database:

The issue is well worth attention, though, thanks to two outstanding examples of Virgil Finlay’s work, illustrating Fletcher Pratt’s story “The Conditioned Captain.” First here:

And then here:

This issue is available to read and download at the Internet Archive.

2 thoughts on “Suiting up

  1. Looks like Pepper Potts grandmother hanging out with Tony Stark’s grandfather, testing an early power armor design.

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