The cover of Fantastic Universe, August 1956. The inner cover has a short evocation of the cover painting, written by former Lovecraft protege and friend Frank Belknap Long.

The artist was Ed Moritz, who had been a Nedor comics artist in the 1940s on the pre-Marvel Doc Strange. My attempted digital restoration of the painting, not entirely successful on the planet surface. Also, I’m currently having to use a lesser old monitor with a low greyscale response, so it may be slightly ‘off’ here and there…

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