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Jul 11

Thankfully we can't see where the oxygen tank is strapped to.Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: You, my friend, are an artist! And a good one at that, so I will not make you draw just any old crap. Give me something like… The Birth of Venus… but instead of her covering herself up… have a naked guy in a bondage space suit holding an alien flower.
Published 1970

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.67 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “Taurus Four”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s amazing what you can do with duct tape.

  2. Smith Says:

    This looks like a Monty Python animation still.

    I’m expecting the next panel to feature a giant foot squashing Mr 50 shades of grey to an amusing tuba parp.

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    I reviewed this title! Here; you can see for yourself.

    It’s a shame you don’t show the back cover, with its incomparable tag-line: A MAN MUST CHOSE BETWEEN BEING A SOCIOLOGIST, OR A HERO!

  4. Phil Says:

    “Now, if you just fold you arms, and I hold this big flower JUST SO, the moderator won’t need to deploy the space sheep or CS Lewis head.”

    So is that a space helmet on his head? It looked like some vague distant feature of the landscape. I’m glad HE has some oxygen to breathe, but feel sorry for the floating lady, who will suffocate in mere seconds.

  5. Phil Says:

    YOUR arms. I meant YOUR arms. I wish we could edit these posts.

  6. SI Says:

    Just going for one of those butt in the alien moonlight walks.

    Editing comment!

  7. GSS Admin Says:

    Phil – Your wish has been granted! People should be able to edit their own comments now. At the moment you can edit your comment for up to five minutes after you post. Let me know if it’s useless/pointless/annoying!

  8. Hep C Says:

    That flower is obviously some kind of ecological hairdresser tool. She’s getting a perm. (No, I have no idea what the flower under her feet is supposed to be).

    Actually, the cover wouldn’t be too bad. If it weren’t for the guy wearing a space helmet and… tape?

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Adam: I made the mistake of reading your review while eating carry-out. I now have biryani in my sinuses! :D

  10. Phil Says:

    Thankyou, Admin, for giving us comment capability, even if only works as a limited-time offer. I just edited this message to prove to myself that it works. And it does.

    Of course, I no longer have any excuse for typos. And is that a spellchecker, too? Cor, this site has everything!

  11. fred Says:

    Even on Taurus Four they say it with flowers.

  12. Tom Noir Says:

    And by “it”, you mean, “I’m naked except for this glass dome and a seatbelt up my arse.”

  13. Hep C Says:

    Who said one cannot have their S/M parties when the atmosphere’s not breathable?

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “No really, you don’t need the space helmet. You can breathe through this flower. Trust me.”

  15. ES Tilton Says:

    He doesn’t need an air tank, he has body armor!

  16. Tag Wizard Says:

    Adam, that back cover tagline offends me on behalf of heroic sociologists everywhere.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Taurus Four. Trousers Zero.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The back cover blurb also speaks of a race of “intelligent bear-creatures.” Proof of their intelligence is seen in the fact that they wouldn’t allow themselves to be represented on this cover.

    “Hey, we may just be fooking bears and all, but at least we have some dignity!”

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Airport security scans of the future.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The day when the Flower Power movement jumped the shark.

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