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Jun 13

We’ve got submitted Spock covers coming out our pointy ears so it’s a good time to toss them all together into a Mr. Spock Megapost! Credit where credit is due but there are some unknown artists and publishers in this mix.

Yeoman, set your nozzle to 'spray'Click for larger


As it was written in Jim 3:16Click for larger image

Help ... I'm ... a ... rock ...Click for larger image

Who's a good little captainClick for larger image

Spock fanfic ladypornClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments:

1. Yes we are both threatened by the giant ants. Why do you persist in yelling Me Too?

2. I wish to be now known as Father Spock.

3. “Airing … grievances … lot of problems … you people … gonna hear it …”

4. Next time let’s not get our publicity shots posing in the Sears Portrait Studio.

5. Sorry. I don’t know what happened. I’ve never lost my Vulcan Death Grip before.

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: 7.50 out of 10)
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Feb 28

Badger Books are the bomb! Stinkbomb. We’ve gotten a number of Badger covers over the years, most of which have sat unused (mainly because Tag Wizard couldn’t meet the high bar we set for alt-text humour). So we figured if we piled enough Badger Books into one heap they would reach critical mass and burst into flames, solving our problem.

So let’s have a go at our first Badger Books Megapost. Today’s theme is

Damsels in Distress,

or, Badger those Babes!

or, BEHIND YOU! RUN!

She'd run faster but her skirt won't allow itThe Girl From Tomorrow

Hey that's the number plate of my car!U.F.O. 517

I've got more pulsating cells to show youNight of the Black Horror

I hate these new dance club spotlightsMind Force

Good Show Sir Comments:

1. “I come from the future to … rock your world!”

2. Whence did they come? Thence must we run! Hence.

3. “Get away from me, Nerd!”

4. This is where you’d expect to find Bow-tie Man!

Thanks to Marvin and Roger T. for sending these bad boys in.

Published 1961, 1965

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: 7.71 out of 10)
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Dec 21

Let’s sit back and enjoy some Xmas vinyl. And then toss them on the old yule log. We’ll have our Festivus “Airing of Grievances” after we return from the break. I got a lotta problems with you people, and you’re going to hear about it! Have a happy holiday and we’ll see you in a couple weeks with our Old Year Sum Up!

Get that red suit on, Obi-WanClick for larger image

Your voice is dead, JimClick for larger image

The Curly Joe album was even worse than the Shemp Xmas albumClick for larger image

... and then have a go at the pancreasClick for larger image

Deck the bowls with extra crispyClick for larger image

On his birthday, Jesus has a four-wayClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments:

1. Glad I traded the elves to the Jawas for some droids.

2. Deck … the halls … withBoughsofHolly?!!

3. Why I oughta … wish you a Merry Xmas. nyuk nyuk

… and a few Honourable Mentions:

4. Let’s start with the liver.

5. So that’s the original recipe turkey bucket. Eight pieces. 15 kilos. Pull up to the next window.

6. Three Maids a Layin’ … no Golden Rings!

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: 8.13 out of 10)
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Dec 10

It's a Fiat. It's not going anywhere.Click for larger image

The Grim Reaper busts some moves!Click for larger image

You're lookin' good, Cy Clops!Click for larger image

The Italian X-Men unleash their superpowers.Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Urania” (Italian for “Your Ass!”) is a science fiction magazine that has been around forever and apparently is still in business. So I guess we could call this an Italian Honourable Mentions as well as an Italian Megapost. Anyway, have at it, and divertiti!

Uno. Wait until he discovers you have to put your feet through the floorboards to drive it away.

Due. Say ciao to my little friend!

Tre. At least this solves my unibrow problem.

Quattro. They call me Signore Spock.

Published 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960

Thanks to Armando for sending these in!

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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Mar 06

 

Our friend Chris Lindsay was prowling the charity shops of Edinburgh and happened upon a horde of Anthonies at the Shelter Bookshop. A little shopwindow of horrors, if you will. It is striking how “popular” Anthony covers are on Good Show Sir. So click on the images below for some hi-def terribleness and give a shout out to any titles that are particularly appalling. Think of this as a showroom for finding these covers in the wild and submit your pix of the ones we don’t already have. Cheers!

 

Someone get me that top right 'Robot Adept' cover!!ONE

Unicorn! Point!TWO

Who knew Anthony wrote 'Gentle Giants of Africa and Asia'?THREE

Vicinity ClusterfuckFOUR

Thanks again to Chris for sending these in!
I’m sure he bought out the store so don’t go looking for them there.

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: 7.70 out of 10)
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Feb 19

Bibliomancer went to Greece and GSS didn’t even get a lousy tau-shirt. But we did get a bunch of terrible Greek book covers. I’ll turn this post (and week) over to him:

I come from Greece bearing gifts! So don’t look a Trojan Horse in the mouth. Athens has a big chain store called “Public” which is a combination of  Barnes & Noble and  Best Buy with a whole large floor of new books in Greek and English. Athens also have a few “charming” used book stores in some of the older neighborhoods. Here’s the inside view of one of them:

View of the headless Greek bookseller

So here are some terrible covers, Greek-style. Sorry, but we will have to skip the authors, cover artists and publication dates. Be kind to Tag Wizard:

Do surfers dream of aquatic sheep?Click for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments:

1. Rising sea levels were not kind to Venice.

 

Browsing Tinder on MarsClick for larger image

2. Who knew Ghandi collected Barbies?

 

Squawk!Click for larger image

3. Black Hawk up, Black Hawk down!

 

I assume Jeremy Cherfas is on the rightClick for larger image

4. Ce n’est pas un primate.

 

Is that you, Grandpa Munster?Click for larger image

5. Dracula in the language Prince Vlad would have understood.

 

Published whenever

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: 7.86 out of 10)
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Dec 22

Time to get out there and win the War on Christmas. With any luck it will be vanquished!

As we kick 2017 in the pants and say goodbye it is time again to stuff your stockings with some terrible cover GIFts you can’t return. Time to start my shopping and pink slip the elves who won’t be needed again until this time next year. I think the North Pole is above the Arctic Circle in some EU country so Brexit was going to give them the boot anyway.

Have a happy holiday and we’ll see you in a couple weeks with our Old Year Sum Up!

 

Red Hawk Down!Click for larger image

 

On Dasher! On Dancer! On Prancer! On Vixen!Click for gayer image

 

 The War on Christmas: Episode 2: Christmas Strikes Back!Click for larger image

And click here to read the back cover

 

Let me try this shoe on you, CinderellaClick for larger image

 

Good Show Sir Comments: A Holiday Play in Four Acts:

Act 1. Incoming sled and reindeer, missiles ready, prepare to intercept!

Act 2. Don we now our gay apparatus!

Act 3. Slay bells ring!

Act 4. Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1939!

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: 8.54 out of 10)
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Dec 23

It’s that time of year again, meaning turkey, festive ham, chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, chocolate in some sort of pastry, more ham and stuffing!

So for all you people, like me, still having to brave the Christmas shops and regretting not ordering everything online, here is the Christmas mega post! A mix of things here, a couple of honourable mentions too!

Have a great holiday and we’ll be back in the new year with an Old Year SumUP!

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT SOME CLOTHES ON... robot x4543!Click for full image

Santa has four arms... right?Click for full image

We're going to need a bigger present....Click for full image

Looks like santa had some space tricks before heading out this evening!Click for full image

Technically ever day is before a christmas... right? So when should I murder!?!?Click for full image

Ah Mars, the new dictatorship of the universe.Click for full image

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: 8.64 out of 10)
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Sep 30

Well we had Paris yesterday… or Blackpool… or Las Vegas… anyway, it’s a loose tie-in!

Many thanks to Tat Wood who sent these in ages ago but have been sitting around due to site problems. Which, I might add, are still being looked at – I swear!

SPACCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Published 1986

All.. and I mean ALL authors should have this. Click for full image

Guys... you could row! I'm doing all the work here!Click for full image

Published 1987

At least it's covering up all the right parts!Click for full image

Published 1982

Beautiful anicent useless armour. Click for full image

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: 8.19 out of 10)
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May 24

Yes!! May is so full of UK Bank Holidays which means only one thing… which the world eagerly awaits… a special Good Show Sir post!

Today I bring you a French Mega Post! Sent in by the wonderful Cedric *coughs* two years ago… So I am just posting them now. Maybe it has something to do with me currently visiting Paris with le wonderful Tag Wizard. So watch out, French bookshops! We’ll be looking for more!

Enjoy the post and to those in the UK that get a long weekend, I hope you enjoy it!

Fly around like that... you're going to get crazy locals checking you out!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Cedric Comments: The blue bird with rainbow wings and of course bare breasts (the marketing dept. strikes again) is already wonderful but what takes this cover to a higher level is the man at the bottom left, staring at the bird with a WTF look on his face. Beautiful.
Published 1982

These dudes don't even have any catnip... lets go... Click for full image

Cedric Comments: I can’t help but think the tiger and his friend the very stern bear keep bitching about their colleagues in the back, the hippo and his friend the fox (hyena? other strange mammal?).
Published 1983, available in English as “The Battle of Forever”

Nope... I really preferred when the giant gorilla attacked it... lets get it back in place!Click for full image

Cedric Comments: Fireworks! Giant face of a woman! Building with an antenna that goes straight into the aforementioned lady’s right nostril!
Published 1980, originally “Ein Komet fallt vom Himmel”

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: 8.88 out of 10)
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