Oct 11

A robot with human feelings! It looks so lifelike!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Art Direction: “The cover has to out the door by five.
Just shoot your kid’s G.I. Joe Astronaut!”

Published 1970                                                                    Thanks to Otis The Sci-fi Guy

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: 8.07 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Monte Cristo #99”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s hard enough doing a duck-walk in a space-suit without the spherical ducklings leaving little puddles of gravel everywhere.

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    A science fiction thriller! A novel! Did we mention it’s a novel? This thing is totally a book that can be read!

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Spaceballs filmed in “Supermarionation”

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    He looks more like a human with robot feelings.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    Terrahawks isn’t as good as I remember it.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hey, order # 99 Monte Cristo is up! Ding ding ding!

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Tonight we’re making coffee like it’s 1999–doo dooo doo, doo da doo

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    An adjectival-phrase subject adjacent to a predicate-like prepositional phrase…

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    How much more arse-backwards can you get and still call it ‘bowling’?

  10. fred Says:

    Space 1999 #99.
    This version of Monte Cristo takes his sweet ass time in getting around to the revenge bit.
    It’s 2116.
    It’s 3220.
    Now it’s 3869…

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m gonna have ‘Monte Cristo #99’ printed on a t-shirt and tell people it’s a band they never heard of.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Space, the flat frontier.

    @TagWizard, doesn’t this cover receive the ‘a novel’ tag?

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT – It’s “an original novel”. Big difference.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    Nothing about this arrangement of camcorder-wielding toy astronaut and marbles in front of an uninspired galaxy backdrop brings to mind sapient robots and tales of epic revenge.

    Did they just pick this one out of a pile labelled “Random Sci-Fi Covers”?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT 8—yeah, and the capital letters don’t help much either!

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: aha, we need the Christabel tag for this one!

  17. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT ?

  18. Ray P Says:

    Like a still taken from the Robot Chicken parody of Armageddon. 2001 had monoliths; this artist has gone for magic 8-balls. The device in his hand is based on a real compressed gas-gun used for propulsion during eva by Gemini-program astronauts.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    All I have to say is:
    Monte Cristo 99p.

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