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Mar 26

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Cyril Comments: I must say, the young lady looks rather blasé about things.
Published 1980

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: 7.90 out of 10)
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29 Responses to “The Lucifer Comet”

  1. Jonathan Oliver Says:

    More importantly, what does Satan’s orbit intersect with?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Kidnapped damsel… or novelty mobile phone?

  3. fred Says:

    Why couldn’t ‘Lucifer’s Hammer’ have had a cover like this.

  4. anon Says:

    Shouldn’t it be “cometh”?

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    His face is flushed and his veins are visible in his wings…I think the poor chap is going into cardiac arrest. That would also explain why there’s no sense of forward motion.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    She’s thinking, “Well if someone had told me that I was going to be flown around by an evil bat demon I would have worn slacks instead instead.”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    After a cold shower he turns back into Bill Bixby.

  8. FearöfMusič Says:

    Seriously. Considering the time of publication, I would have bought this despite the bland artwork and awful title, (The Lucifer Comet? Dirty Ice? Ooh, evil!) Nope Tag line gets me. Satan in orbit? Around what? Or who? Man, how evil would you have to be to have Satan orbiting around you? Seriously, I wanna know.

  9. SFRuminations Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: The Lucifer Comet http://t.co/I67Epf4a1y

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Can you stop for a while? My underwear is creeping up into my buttcrack, and the itching is driving me INSANE!!”

  11. tkrr Says:

    Not so much “damsel in distress” as “damsel in routine transit”.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Did Satan steal her from off of the dragon? Or vice versa? Maybe it’s the dragon that’s in Satan’s ‘intersecting orbit’…

  13. anon Says:

    “Hulk bitten by Dracula. Now popular with ladies.”

  14. jun Says:

    of course she would look blasé, how would you look if you had your scantily covered backside trust to the viewers of this site for eternity…or several decades at least until the database crashes again….

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The Lucifer Comet, eh? The worst Halley’s ever brought us was a bunch of TV specials and Mark Twain’s ghost ( https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517L9sYvmAL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg )

    I think I actually owned this one once…IIRC, there was also a cometary angel involved.

  16. Francis Boyle Says:

    Not many people are familiar with this part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    Make way! We’ve got a wedgie emergency, level 8!!

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Topic for today’s graduate seminar at UAI: “Ripping Off Diego Velázquez.”

  19. fred Says:

    Artist obviously was a fan of ‘Gargoyles’. The made for TV movie, not the cartoon.
    End titles theme with movie montage, 1:30.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDi_U5kiUwA

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    Check out the tail on that comet!

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    Here is a demon who will be happy when they finally invent airbags.

  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – I see you are quite the student of Arse Art.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—As the good Jesuit fathers taught me, “Ars longa vita brevis” which I think translates to “Big arse, small underwear.”

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What does Satan’s orbit intersect with? Doesn’t that imply possible collisions?

    The Sir Mix-worthy damsel does look terribly blase about being flown around by a demon with her draperies flapping in the breeze and her thong undies and buttockal region hanging out.

    @Tor: From this angle, it looks like they might already have.

    @B’mancer: heh.

  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “What does Satan’s orbit intersect with? Doesn’t that imply possible collisions?”

    Is Satan small enough to land on a planet? Does he have retrorockets? Or at least parachutes?

    Is “Lucifer Comet” just another name for Satan? Is Satan composed of ten billion tons of dirty ice? Difficult questions, but not beyond all conjecture.

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Perhaps Lucifer lives on/in the ten billion tons of dirty ice. Wasn’t Satan surrounded by ice in “The Inferno”?

  27. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @BAM—Your conjecture has some plausibility—after all, isn’t the innermost pit of hell, where Satan is found in Dante, frozen?

    The Emperor of the kingdom dolorous
    From his mid-breast forth issued from the ice

    And I’m sure it’s none too clean down there, perhaps the source of
    the old expression “The Devil’s in the dirt balls.”

    No reason why Hell *can’t* be located in a dirty ice ball hurtling through intergalactic space when you think about it.

  28. Ryan Says:

    To understand the tag line, note that the winged demon must be classified as an insect due to the six limbs:

    2 – normal legs
    2 – normal arms
    2 – clawed wings

    The tagline should read, “In Satan’s Insecting Orbit.” Slightly more accurate?

  29. JuanPaul Says:

    I think what we’re seeing is the very first split second of abduction. She is still considering what kind of trousers she should wear today before realizing she’s been snatched.

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