Thursday, May 14, 2009

War of the Worlds




Here's a couple of different takes on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
The one of the left is a Classics Illustrated cover from around 1955 by Lou Cameron. I love the choice of perspective and the design of the Martian tripods.
The right-hand illustration is from a 1927 issue of Amazing Stories, in which Wells' novel was reprinted. Frank R. Paul really gives you a sense of the butt-whipping the Martains were giving the human race. Paul's tripod design is pretty cool as well.

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