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Feb 15

I call this cocktail the Devil-Fuck-You-FingerClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: The name of that font is “Icing on the Cake” italic.

Published 1990

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: 8.70 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “Villainy Victorious”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Are you sure this wasn’t an Ayn Rand book and that’s a train? With, er, a face?

    Otherwise, if ever there was a more apt author/title match up…

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    That’s not Satan, that’s Xenu. Time for a new tag, Tag.

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Little does this smug clown know that I, Satan, can turn my finger into a straw and suck up all his chardonnay. Now there’s a victory for you! Nyah-hah-hah-hah . . . .!”

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Dear sweet mercy, there are as many vanishing points in that illustration as there are infernal names. I could use a stiff drink myself.

  5. fred Says:

    This must be Satan’s personal drinking game, knocking one back whenever he appears on a crap cover.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Pardon me boy, is that the champagne ogre choo-choo?

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Yes, yes, track six-six-six.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    The women on these covers always seem to be desperately seeking a way out.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Questions: Why does the fancy car have a figurehead stolen from an 18th-century warship? Why is there a red devil guy floating in the air?

    Is the artist alright after having to paint a cover for a book written by THIS guy?

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat, Tor—good one-two combo.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This title/author combo is just too easy, innit? This is one of Ron’s works from beyond the grave, so p’raps the Satan imagery is exact.

    Damifino why Roger Moore’s stand-in is sipping wine with Satan while they’re standing by a… vehicle (that’s as far as I’m going to go in specifics) that has a ridiculous figurehead face.

    And as @Lillie said, the excess vanishing points are also hellish.

    PLUS shiny embossing, a WTF font, and a banner of approval. So close to a shuriken.

    @Tat, Tor — Good Show, Sirs!

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    Satan’s undecided whether to go for “Smell my finger” or “Pull my finger”.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I should have added “Boy, you can row to the Styx.”

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    It took me a while to figure out what the pointing arrow was connected to.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’mancer: I’m not entirely sure it’s connected. It’s just hanging there, not pointing to anything in particular. You’d think Satan would do something more interesting with his tail.

    Man and demon both are a bit Smirky McSmug. And I just now realized the man’s tie is square-cut at the bottom, which we don’t have a tag for but I wanted to point out how stupid that is. I don’t think that was even an 80s/90s thing.

  16. THX 1138 Says:

    @GSS x-n: Knitted tie, I’m saying.

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    How many of you thought the dots on the letters i were headlights on the ogre choo choo?
    They made me look twice.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: Ack. I’d blocked those out of my memory, but yes. It all came rushing back to me.

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