Oct 26

He goes for the DUNK! AND HE SCORES! Click for very slightly larger image

Hammy Comments: I’m not sure how he’s wearing that in outer space…or holding onto a planet, for that matter. But who cares, MUSCLES!
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: 7.66 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Refugee”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Those lumps and swellings on his right knee are medically worrying.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Five volumes later, he went bald.

    That blurb simply does not shut up, does it?

  3. DaveM Says:

    “And anyone who disrespects my mullet will be pummelled by this planet!”

    The characters name is “Hope Hubris”? Bloody hell, no wonder grew up to be a tyrant.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Judging by his equipment, he’s been sent by Dyno-Rod.

  5. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @DaveM: at first glance I thought the character’s name was ‘Killer King’, which would’ve been infinitely preferable.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Atlas Drugged

    Apparently Hopey is packing two supersoakers and an iPad strapped to his thigh.

  7. fred Says:

    @ Dead Stuff: For a waif he looks amazingly unwaifish on the Volume 1 cover.

  8. Vyrmis Says:

    I. Am. Spocktacus!

    (Okay, I’ll get me coat)

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    From the look of what the outer-space wind is making his cape do, wearing a loincloth was a bold choice. And it’s lucky he gelled his mullet so firmly.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Given that this series is called “Bio of a Space TYRANT”, there’s a perfect explanation for this cover: Propaganda.

    After all, was there ever a dictator, strongman or tyrant who wasn’t depicted as a superhuman badass in the art of their own country while in power?

    Short answer: No.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Bio of a Space Tyrant”? Oh. I thought it said “Bid” of a Space Tyrant, and I figured he’d just gotten that planet, the gun and maybe the haircut at auction. And he’d gotten a good deal because everyone else was afraid to bid against him. And that’s why he’s so proud.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This…er…doesn’t seem to me to be much of a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. Ah, but, feel free to disagree.

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Hope Hubris was very proud of his mullet, but after losing his hair later in life became known by the nickname Shaun Schadenfreude.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    What really went on in Mitt Romney’s mind when he imagined himself as a credible Presidential candidate.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Could we please add a new tag: “Buffalo Shot”.

    …or in this case: “Dingle Dangle” or “Wang Hang” or “Ball Fall”.

  16. anon Says:

    White men can’t jump.

  17. RachelJ Says:

    “Bio”? Really?

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Killer. King. Interstellar terror… but first, he was an accountant named Melvin Podznofsky.

  19. DaveM Says:

    (Police central, 9:am)
    “Sir, there’s a disturbing rumour from the inexplicable slum are all our sci-fi cities have”
    ‘What’s the rumour?’
    “Well, they’re saying there’s a homeless waif around.”
    ‘Damn! I want three teams of guards, heavily armed. Team one will prevent unauthorised access to the gyms, Team two will guard all legal steroid sources and come down hard on the illegal ones’
    “And team three sir?”
    ‘They’ll be protecting the hairdressers, god help us if the waif gets his hands on some conditioner and a styling wand’

  20. Revellion Says:

    Killer. King. Interstellar terror… but first, he was a Harlem Globetrotter.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Under Executive Order #1-D-10-T, this cover can no longer be displayed in the United States of America.

  22. GSS noob Says:

    @DSWBT: Other way around. See, this cover PROVES that refugees inevitably become buff tyrants who steal all our planets, rockets, and women. It’s a great scare tactic. Probably be put up on billboards in red states.

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