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Feb 14

Adopt-a-Highway by Vlad the ImpalerClick for the E-Z See cover image

Good Show Sir Comments: The E-Z read audio book version plays at 100 decibels.
Published 1967

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: 7.33 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Golden Blood”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Slithers there looks rather fastidious…the mandible a little difficult to draw foreshortened, Mr. Sausage?

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Wait, is he practicing his axery with a THROWING axe?

    I suppose he has to, given his lack of any chest to wield a larger weapon.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “One of the best …
    … I got nothing. And don’t quote me.” — Lin Carter

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I like to think that the tank goes round the bend…and finds the sorting hat in earnest conversation with Richard Dean Anderson.

  5. L.B. Says:

    The paper and the cover have something in common. Neither are glaring examples.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Dick Emery adopts a hard sell character for his Airfix ads.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    There is no way that the gentleman’s arm could be tucked behind his shield. Perhaps it’s a jellyfish swallowing his arm up to the elbow?

  8. fred Says:

    She is glaring at me, the snake has some serious uncoiling issues and I didn’t know there was a Wicked Witch of the Desert in Oz.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    Was there a dark period in publishing when all the paper was shiny and unreadable in anything but candlelight?

  10. Anna T. Says:

    The golden man seems more concerned about Miss Snakecharmer up there. He should be more concerned with why he has a shield attached to the stump of his left arm.

    And for that matter, why do they have a European-style castle in “Not-India”?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Miniature Golf and Mescalin don’t mix.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Either that’s the smallest tank of all time, or those impaled skulls are gigantic!

  13. Tracy Says:

    There is just TOO much going on here… primitive tank, primitive head-hunting skulls, Genghis Khan, fairytale castle, Circe with a serpent. Looks like the publisher tried to hit all the bases.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JuanPaul: IIRC, the no-glare paper was a pale green and definitely not as reflective as pure white paper.

    @Anna T: The castle has doodads on top that makes it not-European, so it’s okay. At any rate, it makes more sense than castle, and tank together. Plus a Mongol?

    Also, is the tank driving on lava? Is it a toy tank? Is there Golden Blood because something bit off Golden Man’s hand? How is the snake levitating, and how did it get its coils into that potential knot? Is there an ellipsis at the end because, mid-sentence, someone showed Lin Carter this cover and he was speechless?

    So many questions. So much clutter.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    If a snake could say “harrumph” this snake would be saying “harrumph.”

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    So maybe here’s the story—it’s a space Disneyland© attraction and he has to knock down the skulls with the throwing axe while the tank runs interference and if he succeeds he gets the kewpie doll and, off to the Magic Castle©!!

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    “One of the best…examples of a cover that belongs on GSS” That’s my best guess at completing the truncated quote.

    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen science and sorcery clash. So the shield could be a cyborg extension in place of a forearm. Or this is an ax-wielding genii. Either one works, really…

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