Almost 10 years ago, my husband and I saw the book "Take Death for a Lover" listed on an eBay auction. We bid but did not win the book. For nearly 10 years, we wanted the book but never saw another copy listed for sale. Recently, however a copy was listed on auction, and we managed to win it. We paid a healthy sum, but alas, that's the curse of the collector...little impulse control when it comes to something that you must add to the collection.
Is this front cover fellow a zombie? The back cover text gives no indication of his zombie status (or lack thereof), and I'm not about to read the damn thing. He does has some major "zombie eyes" going on. But, it's hard to say for sure... Is his woman a zombie? Again, hard to say.... The green skin suggests so, but this title would have been published before "Night of the Living Dead" made zombies a big deal. Whatever the case, there are few things sexier than a nude woman with red "X's" on her breasts, draped in barb wire and being carried by a ...err...uh...wait, this isn't sexy at all!
But when it comes to sleaze books, it's all about the art and the freakier the better. And they sure as hell look like zombies to me. CONCLUSION: Anyone with brains would love this cover art... (sorry, couldn't resist).
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.