The ladies arms are fused together below the elbow giving her only one hand.
Blade’s arms appear to be suffering from some terrible wasting disease (and Blade is not so much restraining the Croco-snake as caressing it).
No wonder the Croco-snake is the only happy one!
“Dick Blade” Really?
“Heroic fantasy series”, yeah more like “Teenage power fantasy series”. Imagine if they’d published Narnia “Christian Allegory series”.
I think the alligator snake might be smiling because she is giving him a reptilian equivalent of a reach-around, maybe a “reach-under,” so as to immobilize him with other-dimensional pleasure as Dick brings down the Blade.
“As Dick Blade raised his sword to deliver a death blow to the vicious beast, he paused. He was experiencing a strange sensation; a sensation he had never experienced before. Dick didn’t know it at the time, but he was having a thought.”
@Bibliomancer: the head of Dick already looks like a clumsy cut-and-paste, as if they just slapped on the one from that other edition of ‘Liberator of Jedd’ over a magazine ad for Old Spice.
(Is it supposed to look like Patrick Allen in ‘When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth?’ It looks more like Alvin Stardust. That would explain the way he’s holding the knife).
Dick has scored the perfect 10/10 here! We have a new champion!
In this set of covers, the naked babe is always in the background while Dick’s in the foreground holding an animal. It makes one wonder… and then shudder and stop oneself from wondering. I guess sometimes he’s in the foreground with another dude, which is also why he’s ignoring the babes. Or sometimes an alien or bot.
Maybe the “other-dimensional” adventures are the way he’s always popping out of the square frame. Even if you’re in the fourth dimension, or The 5th Dimension (age of Aquaaaaaaarius!), or the 8th Dimension (buckaroo), you’re still in a dimension.