Thursday, January 19, 2023

Killer Covers Hosts Juvies and Jailbat

The Rap Sheet’s younger sister blog, Killer Covers, celebrates its 14th birthday today, placing it firmly in adolescence. To celebrate, I’ve created a gallery of 50-odd paperback fronts with a juvenile-delinquent theme—very popular among authors and publishers of the mid-20th century, who seemed to think the worst about teenagers.

Click here to enjoy the full assortment of images.

1 comment:

HonoluLou said...

There's some great headliners on those covers, "Exposing the scandal-ridden world of today's juvenile jukebox cult." Almost every hoodlum seemed to have that same James Dean swagger or look! Congratulations J.K. on reaching 14 yrs (or adolescence :).