Jul 17

Look out Eric! She's after our cave exploring shorts!Click for full image

Dead Stuff with Big Teeth’s Art Direction: On our cover, we won’t show ANYTHING. But legs. Lots of legs. We got a volume discount on legs.
Published 1981

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: 7.44 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Dark Bright Water”

  1. Tom Hering Says:

    This is the way subterraneans do paternity testing.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    And the chorus swells: “Jesus Christ! Superstar! Looks like a woman and he wears a bra!”

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Hey, check out the stalagtits on that she-demon.”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Stage 1: steal underpants

    Stage 2: ?????

    Stage 3: Profit.

  5. fred Says:

    Things come into focus. Mediocre Whelan. Which I suppose is good for our purpose.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: credit where credit is due. On your picture, you can see that the intruders are Australian Aborigines. Which wasn’t obvious from either the copy with which I was presented, or from every one of the editions, it seems.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Oh hey it’s gollum’s girlfriend!

  8. anon Says:

    The sequel: The Bright Dark Water
    The far future world scifi sequels: The Light Heavy Water and The Heavy Light Water

  9. infoqueen Says:

    Further sequels: The Dry Wet Darkness. (Although that sounds more like a personal/medical issue…)

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Big Small . . . Unicorns!

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a cross between The Dark Light Years and Ring of Bright Water. So it’s a Generation Starship full of otters.

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  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Ow! My hand! It burns! The pain!”

  14. DaveM Says:

    I like to think of this as a still from the future “dark and edgy” reboot of The Hobbit.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Please try describe the crime scene.”

    “Yes, Officer. I saw a body on the road… it was bright dark… or maybe dark bright.”


    “And the body wore dark bright pants and a bright dark coat.”

    “Say what?”

    “I think I saw a car escaping the crime scene… it was bright dark with dark bright taillights.”

    “[Sigh] You’re not very bright, are you?”

    “I would describe myself as adequately bright dumb.”

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