Startling 48, 1947

Startling 48

This cover is a pure classic! Schomburg isn't just experimenting with the airbrush anymore, he's become a master of the technique. Note that in the lower left corner he's begun signing his work "Xela" a reversal of his first name, Alex. Even though the pretty, pretty lady is being rescued from some (chuckle) fearsome aliens by a heroic space ranger, it's pretty clear that the 'hero' is NOT the focus of this cover! It's all about sexy ladies and menacing aliens. Err, make that sexy ladies and cute non-threatening aliens. Err, nevermind- it's really just about sexy ladies. ;-)