Oct 05

I'd read that for a dollar!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Mark E Comments: I haven’t tried reading this on a bus but I have a feeling it might raise a few eyebrows. Love the little pervy toothy aliens.
Published 1980

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: 8.71 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Jesus Incident”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    And to think people complain about the Mary Magdalene as Christ’s wife theory.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The fellow at two o’clock reminds me of the ‘ornithopter’ on this cover.

  3. fred Says:

    I guess flying toothy whatzits only cast shadows when said shadows won’t cover breasts.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    This is why you don’t go to the beach in France.

  5. L.B. Says:

    The title could have come from Ludlum. “The Jesus Incident; with Matt Damon as Jesus, Johnny Depp as Judas Iscariot, and Jeremy Irons as Pontius Pilate! Where one man turned a sea of water to wine and sent a plague of toothy monsters out to punish the wicked. Written by the creator of ‘Dune’ Frank Herbert! It’ll make you pray for your life!”

    Also, the author should have drawn a dune somewhere on the cover for non-existent continuity purposes.

  6. Ray P Says:

    Jar-jar Binks’ retarded children are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse?

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Bill Ransom gets about 10% of the cover real estate that FrankH does. Talk about making someone feel small.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Jesus, What Did I Just Click On, Incident

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The drone program reaches its ugly nadir.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Title could be the lead in to a (bad) joke:

    Frank, Herbert and Bill ransom the Jesus incident . . . .

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: Jesus, their drinking buddy, was arrested on charges of being Latino in the United States. 😉 TOPICAL!

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    I did once try reading this on a bus but in Corby, a town where reading anything at all leads to accusations of witchcraft. Appropriately, it’s a sequel to ‘Destination: Void’.

    (And Dead Stuff is almost right, it’s about a dude called ‘Jesus’, pronounced the Spanish way. He didn’t work at the Mystery Shack, though).

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT—topical indeed. I think this was the time they found Jesus with calves the size of cantaloupes, wasn’t it? Then there was that thing with the Jesus cartel.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    It appears that sometimes, sunbathing nude on the beach just isn’t worth it.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Come along, sir. You know that you can’t operate a commissary without a permit…and don’t expect me to believe all of those loaves and all those fishes came out of your basket there.’

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    “By the author of Dune…actually, maybe you should just read Dune again.”

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ha! I was RIGHT!

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s striking how the unfocused background makes the cover art look like a demented diorama staged by some basement-dwelling loner…

    … in other words, like 25% of the covers shown on this blog.

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