Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Houdini and Genii go for cover #18

Here's a great way to kick off the new year. Houdini has made the cover of the new January 2011 issue of Genii: The Conjurors' Magazine. And it's a beauty of a cover at that!

Inside the magazine contains a spectacular 18-page spread on the new traveling exhibition, Houdini Art and Magic, with lots of rare photos of Houdini and images from the exhibition, along with articles by Ken Silverman and curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport, as well as blurbs by James Randi, David Blaine, and Richard Kaufman.

The issue is out now to subscribers and should be available in stores soon.

By my count, this makes the 18th Houdini-Genii cover (including one Bessie cover). Ironically, the poster image on this 2011 issue uses the same photograph that graced the very first Houdini-Genii cover in October 1936.

A history of Houdini on Genii
1936 to 1942
1953 to 1964
1972 to 2011


  1. Those old Genii covers are great! Thank you for posting them.

  2. Aren't they? I love them. These are all scans from my collection, btw. I'm pretty sure I have all the Genii/Houdini covers. I also have some Hardeen ones. I'm also working in getting all the Houdini Sphinx covers, MUM, etc.

  3. I might be misremembering this, but wasn't there also a jack-o-lantern October cover with Houdini's face carved into a pumpkin? (if so, it'd be in the last 10-12 years or so...)

  4. Good catch, Ted. But that was actually a cover of MAGIC magazine (Oct 96). MAGIC has done some nice Houdini covers. On my old site, I posted a gallery of Houdini magazine covers, including that one. Have a look: