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When attacked by dragons, use PYRAMID POWER double strength! Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: The helmet wings! They do nothing!
Published 2007

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: 7.46 out of 10)
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26 Responses to “Pyramid Power”

  1. Phil Says:

    Kenny Rogers’ viking comeback tour was not a great success.

    I thought there was an untagged TING! going on there, but on closer inspection it appears to be some kind of lightning bolt crossed with another one at right angles to it. Orthogonal lightning? Maybe a SHAZAM! rather than a TING!

  2. Ernest The Yak Says:

    I fear that Olaf there might be that Dragon’s fetish.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more yellow!

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    “Come, my mighty axe! I left you under a pyramid overnight so you should be sharp as my unused razor blades!”

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Giddy entertainment! At first glance I thought Giddy the Viking had quite a spare tire around his midriff. He needs the Pyramid Power Workout Plan to shed those excess pounds.

  6. rev Says:

    Pyramid Power? Umm…no. Thats called an arch.

  7. fred Says:

    That is one unimpressive Midgard serpent.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    So Friday’s cover is a synopsis of the week’s key themes:
    Yellow sky – check
    Man in leather mini and no shirt – check
    Perplexed dragon – check
    Axe -check

    Where’s the woman dressed as Bungle from ‘Rainbow’?

    Oh, sorry, didn’t see you behind that curtain.

  9. Rags Says:

    What a heinous cover.

    Olaf seems to be swooning, is he in love? Also our Dragon might have some kind of problem, like severe stupidity (which would explain the crossed eye and the lollygagging tongue.)

    I keep picturing the old Bugs/Daffy cartoon with the abominable snow man.

    Snowman: Oh just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him…

    Viking: I’m not a bunny rabbit…

    Snowman: …and pat him and pet him and…

    Viking: You’re hurting me. Put me down, please.

    Snowman: …and rub him and caress him and…

    Viking: I AIN’T NO BUNNY RABBIT!!!!

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Interestingly, the other book in the series doesn’t have a pyramid tag! Mysterious! It must MEAN something!

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    They didn’t have room on the other cover because the Atomic Dragon Fart took up so much space.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    You can also have “giddy entertainment” for free, if you just ask a friend to tickle you.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There’s definitely a weird vibe about this cover.
    That dragon seems to be leering in an unsound manner.

  14. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    What does the Pyramid Power do? Unless the Pyramid is coming to Timescoop these two off to the Death Zone.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/blog/2012-02-22/the-five-doctors

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @Happybookwyrm: I didn’t think anything could make The Five Doctors any sillier. Although this would partially confirm Rags’ Yeti theory (imagine the Brigadier shouting ‘you’ve maddened it!’ for full effect).

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer 5—Not only is he out of shape, but there doesn’t seem to be too much kinetic energy stored up in that backswing. Doesn’t even know where to hold the hammer shaft to maximize momentum.

    “Thewre thewre you nasty dwagon, let me go or I’ll whack you with my dweaded hammer!”

    (Feeble-minded dragon): “Ahhh-yup, ahhhh-yup.”

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz — Now that you mention it, it looks like the Viking has just whacked HIMSELF in the head with the hammer. THAT explains the stupid look on his face. And why the dragon appears so amused.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—I think you’ve just hit on the reason their North American settlements never took hold.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So it’s Gumby the Viking then?

  20. Jaouad Says:

    That black pyramid was apparently painted by someone who desperately wanted to see one, because you know. He never had.
    This one looks like it either has a pentagonal floor plan, or the glue keeping its sides together has dissolved.

  21. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    @Tat Wood – The Five Doctors is one of my favorite movies ever! Were the Yeti snatched from other book covers, then?

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’d love to be in bookstores when angry New Agers return the book and complain: “What a crock! There’s no spiritual enlightenment in this book! I bought it in good faith, with a title like that you’d naturally assume… [etc]”

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    @HappyBookwyrm: That would make as much sense as anything The Doctor Who Yeti were robot servitors of the Great Intelligence and thus ought to have been inert when yanked out of time and space into the Death Zone. So the one the Doctor and the Brigadier encountered can’t be from Tibet or the London Underground and must therefore be from here http://www.horridhenry.co.uk/pages/books/index.asp?id=8 , or maybe here http://scoobydoo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Abominable_Snowman_book.jpg

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    Typical, you spend twenty minutes looking for robotic yeti then GSS finds one three days later…

  25. Stevie T Says:

    Maybe “Giddy entertainment!” is describing the characters, since Poleaxed the Winged Viking and Simple-Minded the Dragon there both look pretty “giddy”. So, they are giddy, and you will be entertained, presumably.

  26. hep_c Says:

    It’s the return of the brain damaged dragon: http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2010/11/stories-of-ghosts-witches-and-demons/
    He does look to be in better shape, though, admittedly.

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