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May 09

Just shoot me in the head. I don't want to be on this cover anymore.Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Hey Space Cowboy, BEHIND YOU! How did you let the giant bat sneak up on you?

Published 1977

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: 7.65 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “The Best of Edmond Hamilton”

  1. Mark E Says:

    That is some disturbing pelvic thrusting from the young man with the gun. No wonder the lady looks a little disappointed.
    Reminds me of the weird leg stance thing of George Osborne http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/06/caption-competition-george-osborne-conservative-conference

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “He’s demanding lasagne!”

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    This looks AMAZING. I love everything about it.

    I’m sure that bra is very comfortable.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I love the fox bat! If I could get it house trained, I would buy one at once and bring it home with me.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I think it’s very progressive, letting victims of elephantiasis become space heroes too.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Hey, arsewipe–she said NO, and NO MEANS NO!’

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Binky, I don’t think we should have eaten that mushroom.”

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Log rolling hits the sci-fi world big time.

  9. fred Says:

    What are the odds a gingy space opera hero fights a gingy space opera monster to defend a apace opera damsel in distress who is wearing gingy short shorts.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: 1 – (cheapest colour available to artist / amount s/he is paid to care) ^deadline

  11. fred Says:

    Looks like the hero on the cover is Captain Future. Don’t really want to know what the space teddy bear is up to.
    http://www.sffaudio.com/images12/StartlingStoriesJuly1950COVER565.jpg

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    It looks like Zapp Brannigan trying to decide which one he wants to get into bed with.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Juan: more like he made the decision, and his wife caught him in the act!

  14. Anna T. Says:

    She looks so disappointed that her beach outing was interrupted by an irritated giant bat and a raygun-wielding “hero” who thinks himself the gods’ gift to women.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Bottom right: a cushion seems to be showing ‘The Two Ronnies’ and the lady’s sneaking a glance while posing for the cover-artist.Mr cameltoe is leaning on the glass that separates him from the foxbat.

    I conclude that this was taken from a behind-the-scenes shot of the models relaxing just after the ‘correct’ one was committed to film and the wrong photo was given to the artist. I approve of getting real people and space-creatures to dress up and pose for space-opera cover-art. The spirit of Frank Hampson lives on.

  16. JaunPaul Says:

    @Tat, I believe the preferred PC term for male cameltoe is “mooseknuckle”

  17. Ikari Gendo Says:

    The design of his shirt is certainly emphatic!

  18. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Exclamation! Point! Man! Is! Here! To! Save! The! Day!

  19. HappyBookworm Says:

    They seem pretty calm, all things considered…Were they trying to steal that creature’s giant Easter egg on the right?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Busy, Motherwhateverer!’

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