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Alex Schomburg Cover Art for Fantastic Universe and Amazing Stories (1953/1964)

Statue Schomburg

Planet of the Apes (1968) fans may find these Alex Schomburg illustrations interesting. One of the most unforgettable images in cinema had been employed in various media since the early 1900s. (Pierre Boulle’s original novel, 1963’s La Planète des Singes, makes no mention of the Statue of Liberty.) There’s an excellent history of the trope at Patrick Peccatte’s Déjà vu. It’s in French, but you’ll be able to follow.

Alex Schomburg Cover Art for Space, Space, Space (Franklin Watts, 1953)

Space 1953

Schomburg is one of the defining illustrators of both the comic book and sci-fi golden ages, and you can see a partial list of his extensive work at ISFDB. You can see a list of the stories in this volume—the book’s subtitle is Stories About the Time When Men Will Be Adventuring to the Starshere.

(Image via The Golden Age)


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