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Dec 05

Hold on one second dude... look what's checking into the hotel... a black blob with a wizard stick!!Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Well it’s a busy anthology so we should keep things busy on the cover. This is for Focus magazine… and we all know they only want one thing on their free book… mannequin cleavage! Just fill the rest with whatever you feel like.
Published 1995

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: 6.43 out of 10)
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Dec 04

Look... I'm not saying he's a great model... all I am saying is that he's cheap!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Scott B Comments: Perhaps there is someone, somewhere, who can tell what’s going on in this cover. All I know is that the face-teeth are really creeping me out.
Published 1969

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: 7.76 out of 10)
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Nov 08

He may wear a cape... but he was the best giant eyebrow plucker in the land!Click for full image

Dead Stuff with Big Teeth Comments:Whaddaya think? I hewed her cheeks meself.
Published 1975

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: 7.17 out of 10)
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Nov 07

I don't think Space Sheep is needed... then again maybe I have been desensitised!Click for full image

V Coupland Comments: Well, it should have been titled, Off all possible covers. There is everything on such a small space! Naked woman running around with out-of proportion limbs, marine monsters and eyes, very big, desincarnated eyes. Just missing a cat man with a gun, to be really a must!
Published 1960

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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Nov 06

SO forbidden... not evening going topless can get you in.Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Katie Comments: Where are her hands? And what is that thing behind her? It’s also by a fairly seriously feminist author.
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: 6.25 out of 10)
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Oct 23

What a time to be attacked by feminist ape-men. Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: A tasteful way to cover up male nudity? I know what you mean… how about we cover up his nudity with a naked women on her knees, in front of his “blade!” What? How is that even remotely sexist!? Oh…. well… do it anyway.
Published 1969

Many thanks to Travis G!
See also: Looters of Tharn

Update: The Cover My Ass crew has a podcast reviewing “Jewel of Tharn”. Check it out:

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: 8.80 out of 10)
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Oct 22

Bet this was written before Piers discovered the internet!Click for full image

Don W Comments: On its face, a rather plain cover. Note however the Rob-Liefeld-esque disregard for reasonable anatomy, as well as the source of the cover quote.
Published 2002

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: 7.45 out of 10)
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Oct 03

Laser pens of the future have got elaborate... Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Jumpsuits… my friend… they are the future. Running, walking, swimming, investigating giant alien blob space ships with your laser ray gun… what can’t you do in one? Practical, unless you need the toilet…
Published 1979

Many thanks to Sarah B!!

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: 5.50 out of 10)
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Sep 26

Now THIS is a Rogers and Hammerstein I can really appreciate! Click for full UNLEWISED image

Tom Noir Comments: The subset of Sir Walter Scott fans who also like Rollerball is probably about the size of that Roman soldier’s thong.
Published 1996

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: 8.51 out of 10)
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Sep 25

The ancient Greeks called this form of death the Bellybutton Decapitation!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Stephen Comments: Words cannot do this justice. So much amaze.
Published 1975

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: 8.49 out of 10)
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