Oct 27

Wandl must be one of those Dwarf PlanetsClick for full image

Scott B. Comments: Who’s the cutest little invader? You are, Wandl! Yes you are!
Published 1961

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: 6.73 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Wandl the Invader”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’s such fun to look back at the original designs for the iMac!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Who has the goofier costume? You…or me?’

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The alien menace was defeated by the Scouting for Boys’ section on knot-tying!

    Oh, goodness, I need more coffee and I need it now.

  4. Perry Armstrong Says:

    … and in a classic Rod Serling twist, ‘Wandl the Invader’ turns out to be – THE WOMAN!

  5. fred Says:

    The story was originally published in 1932. A rather unkind review.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    In keeping with a recent trend, I’m seeing “Wandl” as a verb. So let’s sit around and wandl the invader. Should be fun.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: I used to wandl a bit back at university, until one night I starked and woke up in a ditch. No more of that for me!

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Early production design for that Princess Leia – R2D2 scene.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Dead Stuff WBT—Well, you should get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.

  10. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Yeah, it’s uh, “Bring an Obscure Sexy Relative to Work Day.”

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    Someone dropped a bollock when they approved this.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Weirdest ‘I Love Lucy’ episode ever.

  13. anon Says:

    “Oh, hello Wandl. I was actually expecting to see your father, mr. Pacman.”

  14. Anna T. Says:

    I notice the cover blurb says “A New Planet Menaces the Solar System”.

    Fuzzy Pink Alien over there only looks like a planet in the sense that he’s spherical. And try as I might, I just can’t see him as a menace.

    He does seem to be dangerous enough to make that woman wear clothing the same colour as him, though.

    . . . Although, if he IS a planet, and the appropriate size, I would be more scared of her, given that she’s larger.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She’s rendered helpless by her ridiculous shoes.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Surrender Earthling, to the awesome might of *THUD* — HELP! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @anon: I think it best to avoid Mr. Pacman and his offspring. Even if you have Solid Snake in your entourage.

  18. HappyBookworm Says:

    I think she’s trying to edge her way off the cover before she can be seen with this alien escaped from a notebook doodle.

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    Our only defense against the invaders was… well, any football club, really.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A new planet menaces the Solar System. Maybe. It could be. We haven’t sussed it out yet.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Wandl on over to Project Gutenberg and enjoy it yourself.

  22. Dead Ollivander With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘I’m sorry to say I sold the Wandl that did it…Thirteen-and-a-half inches. Cummings. Powerful Wandl, very powerful, and in the wrong hands…well, if I’d know what that Wandl was going out into the world to do…’

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