Friday, January 31, 2014

Man Into Animal

Weird Tales, September 1946. Cover story: "Day of Judgment" by Edmond Hamilton. Cover art by Peter Kuhlhoff. Although the idea of the man being transformed into an animal goes back to the beginning of time, this cover is unique among Weird Tales covers. The progenitor in science fiction was probably The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896). The American Indian skinwalker, the 1983 television show Manimal, and the much more recent Animorph series (1996-2001) by K.A. Applegate and ghostwriters are other variations on the same theme.

Caption copyright 2014 Terence E. Hanley

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