Aug 31

Dressed for disco and riding a two headed dragon! Click for full image

JuanPaul Comments: Hold on to your elf-stones! It’s another cover from the master of shocked expressions and static depictions of action!
Published 1989

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: 6.65 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Forging of the Dragon”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    If you are a dragon who has been affected by any of the issues raised in this book cover, please contact the number given after the programme.

  2. Elvraie Says:

    Slow down! We’re going to crash in the mountain! AAArgh!

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Dept. Of I Can’t Believe Nobody Said It Before Me:

    “OW!! MY BALLS!!”

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Now, topology isn’t my field of study, but that dragon seems to have two heads and no proper limbs…how does it land?

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The dragon’s two heads have a frank and open discussion about where to land, arrive at a compromise… and crash on a poorly chosen site.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The inspiration for that notable cinematic triumph Quest for Camelot…

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Shortly followed by “The Forging of the Royalty Check”

  8. fred Says:

    Reminds me of the Ride of the Valkyries helicopter attack scene from Apocalypse Now only with live music by Andy Gibb.

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Book I of Wizard and Dragon”

    OK, I’ll just assume that titles are not Robert ‘Don’ Hughes’ Forte. Either that or that really is a young Eric Idle on the cover and the whole thing is a lessor known Python genre parody.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Segway was a wizard, which was bad enough. But now he had become a ravaging monster with two mouths!


  11. SI Says:

    The awkwardness of starting a singing duo but not including your other head.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Is it ‘forging’ or ‘forcing’?

    If the former, it’s obviously a counterfeit because of the whole two heads thing but the latter…

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    The Forcinc of the Dracon?

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: does it look like that fellow in the Elvis jumpsuit wants to be flying, so fast, so far up? The dragon’s forcing him along.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Seagrams was a whiskey, which was bad enough. But now he had become ravaging monster, hopelessly addicted to Green Dragons.


  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Fred said: “Reminds me of the Ride of the Valkyries helicopter attack scene from Apocalypse Now only with live music by Andy Gibb.”

    You realize what this means…?

    Well, you can tell by the way I scream in fear
    I’m a dragon man: no time to steer
    Music loud and dragon’s breath, I’ve been flyin’ ’round
    Near certain death
    And it’s not all right, it’s not okay
    And you may have to run away
    We can try to change my course
    If I can move both dragons’ heads

    When you’re flyin’ a two-headed dragon
    You’re barely alive, barely alive
    Your gonads breakin’ and your stomach’s shakin’
    And we’re barely alive, barely alive
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, barely alive, barely alive
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, barely aliii-iii-iiive….

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Eric Idle clone:
    “Hey, stop sucking in all the flies and mosquitoes. Save some for me!”

    Second Dragon head:
    “Yeah, me too! Nothing’s making it back here with you two gorging so greedily.”

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    By the way, why are dragons always green? I think that’s reptile profiling.

  19. Anna T. Says:

    Our refugee from the 1970s is clearly freaking out because he’s handcuffed to the dragon, and because he’s realized the dragon doesn’t have any limbs with which to land properly. Wouldn’t you be panicking too, in that situation?

  20. Ray P Says:

    Attack of the flying-filker. Bravo Yngve.

  21. lctwice Says:

    @a.r.yngve Bravo and thanks for the earworm. Off to the lingerie department to look for Pelmen the Powershaper.

  22. Al G. Says:

    Stay tuned for book II of Wizard and Dragon:


  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    At the very least, they didn’t use this cover art

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Salem was for potheads, which was bad enough. But now, they had become ravenous monsters!


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