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Jun 06

Space duels... laser gun verses space cherry bomb!Click for full image

Sergio Comments: Here’s a space gladiator about to snatch his colt against an alien scarecrow/ostrich ready to throw his deadly and shiny bowling ball! (With a backdrop of pyramids of course…)
Published 1974

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: 8.55 out of 10)
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Feb 25

Last week you got 6 x H! I want to see your working out for this one!Click for full image

Frank Comments: I think the cover art is meant to convey that there are three different stories within, but then there is… Font Problem at Infinity!
Published 1963

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: 3.65 out of 10)
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Jun 12

When conductors go bad!Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Well it’s the 1980’s, so whats popular at the moment? Oh I know, why not put Rutger Hauer jumping on the back of an over-sized gremlin!! I mean that’s in the book… right? What!?! You didn’t read it either! It’s his 23rd book in the saga, I just assumed he’d be pretty good at it by now!
Published 1985

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: 7.30 out of 10)
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May 25

Do you think someone out there could be making fun of the way we look? Quick, put your mask on.Click for full image

Danielle’s Art Direction: Draw a masquerade party on Mars, but don’t draw too many Martians in it. It’ll speak to the commonality between us and Martians. Why are you laughing?
Published 1979

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: 3.76 out of 10)
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May 06

Alien creates a boarder to rule all other boarders!Click for full image

Art Direction: Journey to the centre… AND stop there. Copyright avoided! Win!
Published 1989

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: 6.65 out of 10)
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Apr 07

Ok thats one eagle on his chest. And one on his stomach. And the third must be... oh... I'm going to be sick...Click for full image

MisterBoB Comments: Know anyone with a eagle tattoo on their chest?
Published 1990

A special thanks to MisterBob,
who has sent us enough covers to keep the site going for the next year or so!

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: 7.61 out of 10)
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Apr 05

GOD DAMN IT! MY MOUSTACHE IS BETTER!Click for full image

Zycrow’s Art Direction: Yeah your epic future city background is nice, but there’s not enough yelling. I heard they yelled a lot in the Civil War, so draw some of those guys in there. And make sure they are REALLY YELLING!
Published 1991

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: 7.57 out of 10)
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Apr 04

GRAY KAT IZ ANGRY AT LACK OV PEEPS ENJOYIN TEH PLAZA!Click for full image

Craig M Comments: Thank god this catman is heavily equipped with bionic hand and sword to defend this nearly empty plaza. Combat tip, make him try to run with that scabbard hanging there.
Published 1988

Well.. we did promised more kats!

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: 7.43 out of 10)
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Nov 18

Looks like Keith is wasted again and trying to lick the billboards...Click for full image

GK Comments: Which direction is the monorail headed?
Published 1978

Many thanks to GK!

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: 6.82 out of 10)
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Mar 08

Awww now that depresses me.. someones taken a bite out of my fruit.Click for full image

Thanks to Nix who says:

_Patterns of Chaos_ is a slightly famous book with a lot of amazing setpiece scenes which could have been used for the cover, starting with the destruction of entire planets, meticulously described, and ending with a transgalactic trip to a memorably unpleasant destination. If any book counts as overblown space opera, this one does.

So what did they use for the cover? A scowling cowled bloke, a weird plant, a badly-designed castle and a random number generator.

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: 4.28 out of 10)
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