Jan 13

Next time I go clubbing I want him as my wing-manClick for full image

Scott B Comments: I ask for one pissed-off bat-mongoose-eagle-beaver-man-thing. And you nailed it!
Published 1979

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: 6.14 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “War of the Wing-Men”

  1. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Iceman: “You can be my wing-man any time.”
    Bat-mongoose-eagle-beaver-man-thing: “Aaieee kakak hiss…”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Altitude sickness, hypothermia… bring it on!

  3. L.B. Says:

    “…flyway to the Danger Zone!”

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Blood on the tails.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Chris Achilleos is wasting his talent painting sci-fi cover art.
    He should be painting minivans.

  6. fred Says:

    If it has wings and is in the sky and is not Brian Blessed I am unimpressed.

  7. anon Says:

    Talk about pick-up artists.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    His hat looks like Darth Vader and a shark had a baby.

    Not much war going on, is there?

  9. Ray P Says:

    It could be worse: it could be a great big sweary beer-swilling Dutchman.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    “Hello, Dr. Moreau, this is the National Park Service. Was that one of your creations that was just witnessed attacking people with an axe in southern California? It has bat wings, a long tail and a beak, all on a human body. Please answer your phone as soon as possible.”
    *hangs up* “I hate mad scientists.”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is that the sun setting or some kind of weird smiley-face cosmic emoji on the horizon?

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: Achilleos’s most celebrated work was the line-drawings for ‘The Joy of Sex’. Do you really want the hairy man on the side of your van?

    (In homage to his second-most-celebrated work, this painting really needs the word ‘K-Klakk!!’ on it).

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood – The big hairy man is already inside the van. Don’t need another one on the outside.

  14. Ray P Says:

    Foss not Achilleos. Van Rijn would have been hairy – oiled locks, goatee.

  15. Michael Toland Says:

    I wanna say something clever, but all I can think is, “Jeez, what a mess.” Somebody in editorial actually approved this?

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I was going to write a parody of “Nerdy person makes a pseudo-scientific analysis of the wingspan ratio needed to lift the alien” — but I realized this might set off a REAL, interminable discussion about the wingspan ratio needed to lift the alien… let’s not go there.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: ‘What is the average wing speed velocity of an unladen bat-mongoose-eagle-beaver-man-thing?’ would be even nerdier.

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    Well I can tell you that fat, curvy shield is really gonna f*&% up his aerodynamics.

  19. Ray P Says:

    African or European?

  20. anon Says:

    @Ray P: I think people would prefer “spit” in this case.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    I wish I knew what he (it?) was staring at so intently. Guessing an aquatic being with a bow.

    @A.R.Yngve – I think we should go for the discussion…I have a calculator. And Wolfram Alpha.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RayP: European. 😛

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