Lots of people have been sending me the link to the Vintage Octopus Pulp Covers site. It’s very cool.

It makes me wonder why so many people are infatuated with cephalopods, though. Weirdos.


  1. #1 romunov
    May 29, 2006

    Takes a weirdo to know a weirdo.

    Polychaetes rock. 😛

  2. #2 pastormaker
    May 29, 2006

    Heck…that ain’t nuthin’.

    I’ve got a 1970’s Planet of the Apes magazine size comicbook with a beautiful color cover of a gorilla soldier fighting a giant squid with a spear.

  3. #3 CCC
    May 29, 2006

    The only stash of vintage pulp/comics I ever came across in my years of garage saling/flea marketing was a box of hundreds of old “Treasure Chest” Catholic comics from the 50’s and 60s.

    The only scary creatures on the covers were various depictions of the “Red Menace” attacking priests and stuff. Still, pretty cool, I should dig them out some day.

  4. #4 Blue Mako
    May 29, 2006

    Every time I see the cover they gave The Octopus Cycle, I can’t help but laugh because they’re walking backwards…

  5. #5 George
    May 30, 2006

    I saw a giant pacific octopus in a marine lab last summer and found I could not stop gazing at it. I was transfixed by the wonderful colors, the changes of shape, and the graceful movements unfolding before me. It felt somehow like I was looking deep into the past. I was hooked.

  6. #6 RickD
    May 30, 2006

    “Get away from me, you eight-legged freak!”

    (OK, it’s cheating to use spiders. And they’re tentacles, not legs, I know. Aside from that, I’m on topic, right?)

  7. #7 NelC
    May 30, 2006

    I saw this and thought of you, PZ.

  8. #8 gbruno
    May 30, 2006

    seen this beauty?

    In my home town Wellington NZ, its cold, drysuits reqd, but the octopus are 2m+

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