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Nov 06

No Barbarian, No Barbarian, you're the Barbarian!Click for larger image

WTF's in the corner?Click for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday Gnome Press Conan Special

Good Show Sir Comments: Before Frank Frazetta got a hold of him, 1950s Conan was a more happy-go-lucky, fun guy.

1. “Ha ha” [Nelson from The Simpsons voice]

2. “I’m the original Dick Blade!”

Published 1955, 1957

Thanks to Larry for the covers!

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: 9.17 out of 10)
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Sep 25

Caution: Wide LoadClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: I thought riding side saddle was supposed to be more lady-like.

Published 1993

Thanks to Armando for sending this 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: 8.64 out of 10)
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May 21

Here's Johnny!Click for larger image

Raoul Comments: “Just wanted to let you know I’m in the Olympic torch relay! Now I’ll wall you back up.”
Published 1988

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: 7.69 out of 10)
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Apr 24

The hookah-smoking caterpillar went thatawayClick for larger image

Sgt Rock vs. AsterixyClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Worst of the Best from F&SF

Ace E. Doocy Comments:

1. The FBI Taint Team swings into action.

2. Better add a rocket or they’ll never know it’s science fiction.

Published 1962, 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: 8.08 out of 10)
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Feb 06

Snakes on a DameClick to remove devil sheep

Dexter Comments: The cover of Image of the Beast blown by artist John Coulthart.
Published 2001

You might remember this from here.

 

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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Dec 13

Zoot Suit RiotClick for larger image

Benny Comments: Look what the dog fetched.

Published 1957

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: 6.75 out of 10)
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Nov 22

Skulls-a-yappin'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “When he said he was a headhunter I thought he wanted me because of my LinkedIn® profile”.

Published 1975

Finally, the trilogy of terrible Corgi GSS covers is complete. See here and here.

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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Nov 02

... and Two Tickets to Paradise!Click for larger image

Tag Wizard Comments: Skulls a-Poppin’, Jazz Hands, Eye-yi-yi, BEHIND YOU! … keep spinning that tag wheel Mr Morrow. Every one’s a winner!

Published 1972

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: 8.31 out of 10)
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Oct 10

Text font is Comic SansClick for larger image

And one day you'll grow up to be a word processorClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday – Early Del Rey Edition

Good Show Sir Comments:

#1. “The book is a joy … I give it two skulls” – Clown Daily News

#2. Eggstremely bad cover art

Published 1975, 1976

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: 5.11 out of 10)
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Sep 11

The halo indicates her sainthoodClick for larger image

Linda Comments: “I’m proving my friends wrong. When I married my husband they said I could never change him”.

Published 1977

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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