Oct 25

Death Trek's hero later had his damsel taken away from him amid allegations of steroid abuse.Click for full image

MisterBOB Comments: Looks like it’s been over-painted until the paint has turned to mud.
Published 1980

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: 5.58 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Death Trek”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Ah Jeffrey MassiveLensFlare. One of my favourite authors.

  2. DaveM Says:

    Vantro’s forearms are ridiculously skinny for the amount of muscle definition. Maybe he’s got really small bones?

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    The Richard Dadd/ Boris Vallejo crossover we’ve all been awaiting – the Faerie Feller’s Monster Truck.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Captain Kirk’s been in the gym. “Goodbye, Jim!”

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    I can’t tell from the pic if the ‘damsel’ is standing on something. If not, she’s a world class gymnast! Who is having an orgasm.

  6. drlemaster Says:

    A faux-Conan story calls for a faux-Frazetta cover.

  7. Tat Wood Says: I had a sniff around for a better image. Oddly enough, few if any of the second-hand dealers were prepared to share this. I did find images for a Tina Wallman, but they aren’t really the same thing.

  8. Yoss Says:

    The rich blacks, the striking highlights…. This is reminiscent of the rare beauty usually only associated with velvet paintings.

  9. fred Says:

    How many mighty Vantros are there that they need to be named by their profession?

  10. Jane Says:

    At first glance, I thought the cover said “Vantro the barbarian turns his thighly powers against the sinister Faeries”

  11. Lilah Says:

    The cover may be muddy-looking, but notice that they highlighted her breasts, clearly the most important element of the composition.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey, that barbarian looks kinda like… could it be… no, it couldn’t be..

    [Duh-duh duhruh duh-duhruh duh-duh, HE-MAN!]

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Sinister Faries?

  14. Green Says:

    True story:: my old college professor wrote this ‘masterpiece’. He was a single dad and needed to sell as much pulp fiction as possible to care for his son and himself. One of my favorite profs.

  15. FearofMusic Says:

    Shirtless barbarian…check. Scantily clad princess(bikini!)…check.
    Monster…check. Wicked looking sword..check. Absolute cliche of a tag line…check. Quality artwork and talented writing…er,well.

  16. rev Says:

    This book was pretty good. I read it at least a dozen times. It does have one or 2 sex scenes in it and I must have been 13?
    Yeah…totally bought it for the cover. It didn’t disappoint.

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