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Good Show Sir Comments:  New Year’s Eve party at the GSS Headquarters.
Published 1980

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.80 out of 10)
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30 Responses to “The Star Fox”

  1. SI Says:

    Ah I see he went for the haircut that attracts alcohol!

  2. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … if ‘The Nightmare of Eden’ was about the dangers of alcoholism.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Can’t let you do that…Star Fox.’

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    When your cocktail waitress looks like this … it’s time to quit drinking.

  5. Ray P Says:

    Y’golonac earns a few bob extra working student parties as a bus’boy.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    You’re no Donald Sutherland!

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Also, I don’t find this very arousing. Oh, rousing, sorry, as you were.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Hey! My eyes are down here!”

  9. Ray P Says:

    This new version of Harvey failed to attract Hollywood when Bill Murray passed on it.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I like that the monster has a little bar rag tucked in its belt. Those small bits of realism really make this cover rousing.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That and those sideburns of course—blunt vs. tapered?

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – The monster waitress is wearing a belt with no pants. So you can tuck you tips in there.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—see? Rousing!

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Lethal Phaser #5:
    “One’s Aldebaran, one’s Alabaman. Together, they fight crime!”

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Artist David Egge sells the same cover to the Germans for a Douglas Adams paperback:

    Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums

  16. fred Says:

    According to a cover blurb from an earlier edition this is supposed to be ‘an extraordinary tale of interplanetary espionage and individual cunning’. This cover must be working undercover.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She was never the same after Steve Harvey accidentally crowned her Miss Universe.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    1976: Donald Trump has hit rock-bottom. Then an alien comes bearing champagne and teaches him how to talk out of two orifices at once. The rest is history.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    @Perry (2): Tom Baker’s performances in Season 17 are all the warnings on the dangers of alcohol anyone might need.

  20. Anna T. Says:

    “Alright, who opened the time portal to the Xelian Embassy New Year’s party of 3562? We all know what happened THERE.”
    “I think it was Steve. Didn’t you see him passed out next to the portal?”
    “DAMMIT STEVE! Close it NOW!”

    And thus, they knew that Steve was in dire, dire need of an intervention.

  21. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood: Brilliant.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Definitely needs a better tagline.

    “His most intoxicating space adventure!”
    “They came from another world… where they only knew how to PARTY!”
    “To serve man… beer, wine or spirits!”

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Think that guy on the floor could use an “above you!” tag?

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    Both protagonists here deserve a ‘Behind You!’, as one is slumped unconscious with a bottle of White Lightning and the other is leaving a party where the twin/ clone/ doppelganger/ evil parallel universe version o/ future incarnation/ other of the first is having a good time with a cocktail-glass in his hand. It’s evidently a version of the 80s Babycham advert with Queeg from ‘Red Dwarf’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7kyu8akrwA

    Or, the green putty-monster is what John Oates really looks like

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Actually, the artwork is good and original (and humorous).

    But who is this “Poula Nderson”??

  26. Tom Noir Says:

    I have to say, the new Wii U remake of this game takes it in a quite different direction.

  27. HappyBookworm Says:

    When I think “adventure” I don’t think of having drink spilled on my head. But, then again, who says it’s the human’s adventure? I think it’s Tri-Eye’s.

  28. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: PoulA ‘n’ derson

  29. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “His most INCONTINENT space adventure!”

  30. Martimus Prime Says:

    Wow, Flippy the Toad was never the same after that freak teleporter accident…

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