Stephen Andrade "The Menace from Melmac (Vintage Pulp Edition)" Print
giclee print on matte paper
11 x 17 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 20
inspired by Alf
FANTASTIC SCIENCE FICTION August 1941
With its garish color scheme and hyperbolic cover blurb, this issue is merely par for the course for the title, which was designed to appeal to younger readers. Though some may have felt cheated by artist Andrade’s cover when they read the story inside— no Kong-sized threat here; the “Menace” was actually a fast talking, four-foot tall extraterrestrial house crasher and the tone of the story was comedic rather than horrific— response was generally favorable, and Shumway’s hairy alien became a steady feature of the magazine for the next four years.