Oct 31

Hair so shiny, it TINGS!Click for full image

Caitlin F Comments: I like my men buff and cuffed (it’s the first of a trilogy, so I’d love to see where it goes from here!)
Published 1986

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: 7.56 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Earth Invaded”

  1. fred Says:

    I think the aliens are after our hair care products this time.

  2. Teary Ennui Says:

    “Hey Gunnar, Bagman. Why’s this idiot got a bow and arrow?”

    “Never mind that – what’s wrong with his neck?”

    In the second part of the trilogy, Hood’s Army has to fend off an army of lawyers from 2000AD.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Is it possible to have a hood of hair? Why, yes it is!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Caitlin: It appears to go to Picadilly.

    He’s not doing a thing at all with his bow. In the first picture, he’s merely holding it. In the second picture, he’s playing it like a musical instrument, and there’s no arrow.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    There is something off about that nipple.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hood’s Army a.k.a. Boyz in the Hood

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Just like a merry outlaw to bring a bow to a blaster fight.

  8. SI Says:

    Going into battle… nipple exposed!

    I agree with Tom… I’m a little off put too.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    You can tell it’s not an American book: the aliens have ignored Parliament and hit the infrastructure.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    It seems they gave the Robin Hood impersonator the bow and arrows so he wouldn’t accidentally hurt himself. The laser guns are for the actually competent.

    . . . because of course a story set in post-alien-invasion London has to have a Robin Hood impersonator. Why do you ask?

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    Robin Hood 2000, stealing from the aliens to give to the dispossessed rich, so he can go back to stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey, nice Christmas ornament over the title! Makes you wonder if this is Santa’s Army.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Re: the nipple comments. It’s not just the nipple. Haven’t mentioned this in a while, but perhaps the “weird pecs” tag is in order.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’m calling it. Sally Knyvette behind the blaster.

  15. Ray P Says:

    Underground not running tonight? The Hood army is looking for Bob Crow.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Wait, Robin! Your spaceship is about to hit the building…oh…never mind.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Psi-power wigs come to the aid of humanity as glass-fronted skyscraper-like beings invade 80s Britain. Michael Fabricant leads the resistance. It’s a trilogy so we get a plot twist where real-but-evil hair is a tool of the oppressors. Boris Johnson and then Donald Trump aid the invaders.

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    Behind every great man is a great woman, with better hair and actually doing stuff to help the situation.

  19. RachelJ Says:

    The interesting thing is that this is part of a trilogy. You would have thought Robin Hood vs Space Aliens would be over a lot quicker than that, wouldn’t you?

  20. Teary Ennui Says:

    I’m pretty sure I read this as a young ‘un. The invaders have Dune-like force fields, which block bullets/lasers, but arrows are too slow to trigger the shield. So why he’s the only one on the cover with a bow, is anyone’s guess.

    At the end, Hood’s gang steal the alien flagship and escape into space. The library never got in books 2 & 3, so no idea what happened next.

  21. Tom Noir Says:

    Pretty sure in the next book the hero receives life changing nipple surgery.

  22. Lionrock Says:

    Is it me, or is he giving off a devastating fart?

  23. HappyBookworm Says:

    @DSWBT – I noticed the clear lack of arrow but mostly I was trying to figure out what is going on on the ground. I’m pretty sure brick doesn’t ripple like that, unless the battle is happening on someone’s strange Piccadilly Circus bedspread.

  24. Ray P Says:

    He’s here to kick ass and shoot arrows … and he’s all out of ass.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ray P: I dunno, he looks like a complete ass. (Or arse.) Probably useful for carrying heavy loads, like a donkey.

    If ever a cover deserved “weird pecs”, it’s this one.

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