Jun 22

Thongor has a showdown with the guy who's been cheating with his wife.Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape” said the gorilla.

Published 1966

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: 7.59 out of 10)

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30 Responses to “Thongor of Lemuria”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    I think it’s about time we had “Tar-sham” tag for this Thongwarrior dude and his ilk.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Thongor by name, Thongor by nature.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Capeor…no…how about bootor? Headbandor?’ *scratch scratch scratch*

  4. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Bibliomancer – You got it. I’ll get around to adding it to Balzan and his ilk later.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    He looks more like a Loinclothor… or a Nounderpantsor.

  6. Ray P Says:

    The background is green.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Toeless ugg boots.This might just catch on. Or not.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Surprise twist: Thongor is actually the surprised-looking ape in the lower left.

  9. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Smell my Thongor!”

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    I was never sure whether ‘Lemuria’ was another name for the hypothetical Lost Continent of Mu. But ‘Thongor of Mu’ would sound silly.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    “He challenged the jungle terrors of the lost continent…who were actually just sitting around minding their own business.”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “How many times do I have to tell you—quit dying your fur the same color as my cape and loin-thong-cloth! It’ll make a terrible color scheme for the cover. And tell that little guy to stop picking his nose!!”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Cheers for the “Tar-sham” tag. Good Show, B’Mancer!

  14. fred Says:

    How does one actually challenge jungle terrors anyway. Do you send a polite letter setting up a battle? Do you challenge all the terrors at once or one at a time? Do you just walk into the jungle and announce “I am Thongor of Lemuria dammit and you are all just a bunch of fricken’ pussies!”?

  15. Anna T. Says:

    I have just been given to wondering if there’s a tag for “stupid names”, because if there is, this would qualify with flying colours. I mean . . . do you think he’s actually wearing a thong underneath that loincloth? Eeh.

  16. THX 1138 Says:

    Is this the sequel to the Dirk Bogarde movie, The Thinger Not the Thongor? Or the Led Zeppelin concert film The Thongor Remains the Same?

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—I think it’s a little like threatening the universe. There may be a whole class of these behaviors:
    Threatening the universe
    Challenging jungle terrors
    Defying fate
    Cheating death
    Abandoning hope
    [The British] casting off their traditional reserve
    Penetrating into the unknown
    . . .

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The background isn’t merely green, it’s wavey. As if the cover designers were trying to capture that cutting edge, 1960s CRT magic.

  19. JaunPaul Says:

    @DSWBT It’s reminiscent of the background washes from “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”. Vignettes were a trendy way to cut corners in the 60’s.

  20. Ray P Says:

    The artist was given a tube of green for the background. Budgets were tight.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    He challenged the ganja terrors of the Lost Continent…


  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is Thong-whore wearing one of those WWF Championship wrestling belts? Sure looks like it.

  23. Tom Noir Says:

    “I’m Thongor!”

    “No, I’m Thongor!”

    It was a fight to see who was the Thongest.

  24. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Planet of the Capes
    Beneath the Planet of the Capes
    Escape from the Planet of the Capes
    Conquest of the Planet of the Capes
    Battle for the Planet of the Capes

    Take your pick.

  25. HappyBookworm Says:

    I had to look at this cover for an uncomfortably long time to sort out just what was going on…gorilla with a cape. No, the cape is on the man. Is the man’s face reflecting the jungle or is green paint from the ape rubbing off on him? Where is the vanishing point to this picture…?

    I give up. Time to go to bed.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘…and there was this one time at band camp when I stuck a Lemuria up my thongor.’

  27. Al G. Says:

    “Your thongs, give dem to me now!”

  28. Jessica Martin Says:

    fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, Thank you for sharing.

  29. Robert Carnegie Says:

    As I recall, Thongor is more of a Conan type – Wikipedia also mentions John Carter of Mars. Set in the past (John Carter incidentally is from the U.S. Civil War), fights with a sword, rescues princesses… granted, -on the cover- he is wrestling with apes, and the cover is what we’re here for.

  30. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The book that inspired Sisqo’s smash hit “The Thongor Song.”

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