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Apr 19

BEHIND YOU!Click for full image

Tag Wizard Comments: Look: BEHIND YOU!

Published 1954

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: 6.92 out of 10)
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31 Responses to “Look Behind You”

  1. Tag Wizard Says:

    In honour of the 100th BEHIND YOU! tag. (Yes, we count everything.)

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Back cover, BEHIND YOU!

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz—It really is the Universal Answer to All Questions©️.

    Where’s my shirt?
    “Look behind you”

    Where the f**k am I?
    “Look behind you”

    What’s in this stupid book?
    “Look behind you”

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    A terrifying experiment! The Man with the brain of a Labrador: he hated Bonfire Night too!

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    “Tales of Science” Let me spin you a yarn that will chill your Bunsen burner.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    FOUL! He isn’t looking behind himself.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Look behind you.’

    ‘Where behind me?’

    ‘By Arthur J. Burks!’

  8. Raoul Says:

    “Put yer dukes up ya three-headed comet. Fight like a man!”

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    I can’t wait for the 100th Sir Mix-A-Lot cover. It’ll be butts coming out the ass around here.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    He has a cummerbund but no shirt. It’s as if he expected what’s either a firework or a peculiar tree-frond to pass his waist while he was playing charades.

  11. fred Says:

    Mr Burks deserves a classic pulp cover for a classic pulp writer.
    http://www.altuspress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MYSTERY-NOVELS-and-SHORT-STORIES-Dec.-1939-.jpg

  12. Anna T. Says:

    You sure those are actually meteors? Because they seem to possess propulsion, which allows them to change direction, which means they’re probably not meteors.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AnnaT: maybe the gentleman is an enormous black hole bending their trajectories with his massive spacetime curvature.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT—I once had a massive spacetime curvature, but luckily it straightened itself out.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: your lack of gravity lens itself to mockery. 😉

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT—That’s ‘cuz I majored in mookery. When you pass a gravitational lens before a mook, it becomes a mock. 😉

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: you majored in mookery? Where did you get your degree?

    *SETUP*

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DStuffWBT—Why, Trump U., didn’t everybody?

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: no, LOOK BEHIND YOU!

    I think you’d better get your tuition back, you’re missing the easy ones. 😉

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    It may be a trial run for ‘Look Around You’.

    Thanks, Arthur.

    Tharthur.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Those are definitely fireworks. Which hardly seem appropriate to the subtitle. Now, they might be fireworks of a variety named Meteor. Or Comet. Or Mutant Dandelion.

  22. Francis Boyle Says:

    It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. (Also you can’t punch it.) It’s rocket powered celery!

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSwithBT—Ya got me, pard! Actually the real problem is that I attended Whatsamatta U. in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota along with Bullwinkle. I suspect we partied too much to get a really good education. 😉

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.

    Point, set, match. 😉

  25. Anna T. Says:

    @DSWBT: As I understand it you can’t see black holes. Maybe he’s a planet?

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    DSWBigT— 😎😎😎

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Early Flash Gordon slashfic.

  28. HappyBookworm Says:

    @ GSS ex-noob – Mutant dandelion is the first thing I thought of when I saw this cover….Which may or may not be what the artist was going for, but in any case he/she did a great job depicting it.

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @HB: Mutant dandelions would fit under “fantasy”, I suppose, fulfilling part of the subtitle.

  30. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AnnaT: begging your pardon, but can you see anything below the event horizon cummerbund?

  31. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWBT: Perhaps he should have Looked Behind (or Around) Him before being sucked into the black hole. Maybe the mutant dandelions herded him into the black hole.

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