Feb 12

Let me outta here! I'm not a stool pigeon. I'm a jail bird!Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Who knew the spawn of Cthulhu was a Garbage Pail Kid?

Published 1971

Here is the wraparound cover in all of its glory:

Let me outta here! I'm not a stool pigeon. I'm a jail bird!Click for full image


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: 8.21 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Spawn of Cthulhu”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I read that as the ‘Spam of Cthulhu’. And there it is, down front.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Believe it or not, several years ago I actually WROTE a short about “the spam of Cthulhu” (and I”m linking to it here not because the story is any good, but it certainly fits this thread):

  3. Noel Says:

    This brings out the cosmic terror of Lovecraft’s work in the way that words never could.

  4. L.B. Says:

    That dude with the oversized head… he’d give the C.S. Lewis head a run for its money.

  5. SI Says:

    Don’t you hate it when you turn up for a party and some monster crab has the same haircut as you.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @SI: I KNOW! That stinks to high heaven.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Back cover. Is that our boy Bokrug the Beleagured getting a case of the crabs?

  8. SI Says:

    @DEADSTUFF – It’s a Lovecraft based health spa!

  9. Ikari Gendo Says:

    @DSwBT My thought on looking at that back cover was, “Where can I hire a crab masseur?”

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT – I have procured the full wraparound cover photo from Bibliomancer and posted it for all to enjoy.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So, it’s actually ThE sPa Of CtHuLhU?

  12. fred Says:

    Awesome Lovecraftian covers like this exist and Guillermo Del Toro couldn’t get a studio to finance “At the Mountains of Madness”. I want giant blind albino penguins chasing Tom Cruise dammit!

  13. THX 1138 Says:

    The gorgon’s gorn off.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The survival odds of a crab with platypus feet instead of standard crab claws must be pretty low. However, having pink furry wrist cuffs might make the slide toward certain doom a bit more pleasant.

  15. Anna T. Says:

    Y’know, this place looks like a tidal cave. I’m not sure why the red crab is holding a party with his friends the big-headed people, the green lizard and the red monkey-thing, but what I am certain of is that none of these people have much to do with Cthulhu.

    Unless they’re all his grandkids. Which might explain something.

  16. Michael Toland Says:

    Clearly illustrated by someone who’s never read any Lovecraft, but has taken a lot of drugs whilst reading children’s fantasy.

  17. anon Says:

    @Ikari Gendo: Let’s agree now that any happy endings are between you, the crab and H.P. Lovecraft.

  18. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hello. My name is Shawn Cthulhu. You’ve heard of my dad.

  19. HappyBookworm Says:

    I was going to say something about binomial nomenclature and how we can’t call something a crab that has fur…but then I remembered I was looking at a GSS Lovecraft cover and just decided to forget it.

  20. Ray P Says:

    Concept art for the next Tim Burton movie: The nightmare under the sea-side rock.

  21. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Once upon a time, Medusa-boy went to visit his friend Hand-bird who had the misfortune to be locked up in Crab-jail. Medusa-boy was angered seeing his friend incarcerated, and hoped his present of a strawberry gave Hand-bird some comfort.

    Hand-bird’s other friend, Frill-necked Lizard, also wanted to visit, but had to undergo an invasive search due to being reptily profiled.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    Backstage at the World Stare-Out Championships

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And the Unicorn’s!, like, “Man, I thought I looked weird.”

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    THE STAIRWAY TO SARNATH! perhaps? Our man Bokrug is there.

    (Led Zep’s first idea, thankfully nixed. All these critters were swept out in the spring cleaning for the May Queen.)

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