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Mar 01

Strobe lights in! Time to PARRRRRTTAYYYYY!Click for full image

Matt Comments: All randomness aside, it’s the quality of the drawing that really stands out here.
Published 1997

Many thanks to Matt!

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: 8.83 out of 10)
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Feb 28

The noose is for the annoying git who chooses the bagpipes.Click for full image

Scot’s Art Direction: A glowing guy in a suit with a dragon-shadow faces off in a forest against a menacing bunch of… elves? Orcs? No, done to death. How about a bunch of musical instruments?
Published 1986

Many thanks to Scot!

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: 5.66 out of 10)
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Feb 25

atWomen love a kiss on the cheek from an airship.Click for full image

Art Direction: Look Moorcock’s covers are always strange. It’s like previous publishers took a handful of amphetamines before putting them to market. All we need is a big 80’s girls head floating in lots of clouds and some people on horses riding into war. No one will suspect any type of solvent abuse… well… until they read the thing!
Published 1987

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: 5.42 out of 10)
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Feb 21

MAN KAT DISAPPROVEZ OV HOOMAN MULLET. Click for full image

MisterBob Comments: Look darling, there be tentacles! But what about my little alien baby, maybe cat nanny can stay behind and continue to look bored.
Published 1984

Many thanks to MisterBob!

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: 7.28 out of 10)
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Feb 18

To be fair, she could be showing more flesh!Click for full image

Christal Comments: This is what happens when you let your artist take Acid and then read Lewis Carroll.
Published 1969

Ending the week with more… romantic… literature!
Many thanks to Christal!

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: 7.25 out of 10)
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Feb 16

Half man.. half cat... he's a mat! I'm here all week people!Click for full image

Craig Comments: Half a catman is better than none – or one.
Published 1987

Many thanks to Craig!

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: 8.38 out of 10)
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Feb 08

At least the robotic pope... can dance!Click for full image

GK Comments: Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?
Published 1981

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: 5.47 out of 10)
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Feb 03

Silver Surfer! Bah.. I'm the Golden.. bullet?Click for full image

Josh Comments: Yeah, there’s definitely nothing homoerotic about this one.
Published 1983

Top reads – “A big concept, brilliantly worked out… Manseed is vintage Jack Williamson and you won’t be able to find better than that!” Frederik Pohl

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: 8.56 out of 10)
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Feb 01

You don't have to be so snooty about killing me!Click for full image

Amy Comments: I will admit, I have not read these stories, so the cover may make a lot of sense if one has, but I haven’t so what the hell, anyway? We’ve got a mouse/rabbit/robocop creature of blue blood, who is apparently either surrendering to the beplumed armored dude stabbing him/her in the gut. That, or they’re about to kiss, I can’t tell. And is that supposed to be a maple leaf on his shield, because if it is, I think that tree is growing too close to Chernobyl.
Published 1964

Many thanks to Amy!

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: 6.92 out of 10)
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Jan 25

Activate the sheep drive! Wool level 3!Click for full image

Richard’s Art Direction:
“The hardback didn’t sell well, so we shortened the title, make it more time-travel-y. Can you give us something that evokes “time-loop” for the cover?”

“Hmm, what about a glaiket looking bloke and a sheep?”

“Bam!”
Published 1979

Wow.. many thanks to Richard!

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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