Jan 11


Perry Comments: In an alternate universe, happy King Binro is lauded for his theories of celestial mechanics, and receives backrubs from Bok, for some reason.
Published 1988

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: 6.00 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Demon Lord of Karanda”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Eheheheheheh! …call the Executioner!”

  2. anon Says:

    “Huh huh huh! His balls are on fire! Huh huh!”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The green fellow at left is distraught because he’s cold, and not all bundled up. Perfectly normal feeling, as a matter of fact.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    An alternate “Ribos Operation” with Joe E Ross as Binro: “Ooh! Ooh! The Catacombs are full of Shrievenzales”.

  5. fred Says:

    It’s not good to be this king. Uncomfortable throne, clothing made of drapes and not a buxom wench in sight.

  6. Ray P Says:

    If only Gandalf had thought to bring a juggling jester when he visited Theoden.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Wait a minute, where’d my, er, scepter get to? I was just holding it here in my hands, like so, and now it’s gone! I’m sure it’s got something to do with those fiery balls.”

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    No need to juggle fire. You could probably entertain this Demon Lord with just a laser pointer.

  9. Noel Says:

    Is it a throne or a commode?

  10. Anna T. Says:

    “Bok” appears to have had an encounter with a great deal of soot in the altogether, if you get my meaning. And the jester appears to be Pansy from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, having got a new job.

    I have no explanation for why the Emperor’s new clothes are made of drapes.

  11. Ray P Says:

    Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry and Hugh Laurie star in King Lear.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Jester: “And now I shall tell you a hilarious joke. When the queen saw the King’s new yellow satin robe, she said: ‘Methinks it’s CURTAINS for the King.’ Get it? Curtains? He-he!”
    King: “OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!”
    Jester: “Everyone’s a critic… I know you’re out there, I can hear you –”

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    Serious comment: while it’s a clever idea to have a map in the background, the cover text runs over the map text, which makes it confusing and hard to read.

    It just feels very sloppy.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    The position of King Binro’s right hand suggests that he finds Stuart Fell’s fire-juggling really really exciting. Sooty Bok is saying ‘you’ll go blind, my liege’.

  15. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Less than great balls of fire.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Woodβ€”that’s where the missing “scepter” used to be located! Seems as though he didn’t go blind so much as lost a “limb.” Oh those whacky magickians!

  17. RachelJ Says:

    Karanda… Karanda… Just doesn’t seem the right name for somewhere a demon would be lord of, does it? I mean, really, it sounds like it should be a country town in Australia.

    Perhaps the twist is that the whole story takes place in the deranged minds of the inmates of Karanda Psychiatric Hospital (NSW)?

  18. anon Says:

    My lord, you’ll find this tablecloth on your shoulders complements the rug on your lap. Also notice the colour matches the piss yellow you’re so very fond of.
    I do hope this juggler is more talented than the last one. I like the new linoleum floors even though the wallpaper still looks a bit scorched.

  19. Revellion Says:

    I read this one back in high school.
    As I recall, it got wet and swelled up to 3 times its normal size. The librarian was unimpressed.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Revellion: yes, but what happened to the book?

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  21. anon Says:

    @Revellion: Did you also feed it after midnight?

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Rob Ford is…


    Book Three of the Slurpy Storm

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