Nov 21

F. Wu? Well, ef woo too!Click to embiggen the bug

Alice Comments: With shoulder pads that big she could play in the NFL.
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: 8.82 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Dr. Bones: The Cosmic Bomber”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Yeah lady. The dress shop is over there. You should demand a refund.

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    Who was the editor? I.C. Wiener?

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    For some reason I’m convinced these two are called Brooke and Ridge. This cover is like some perfect synthesis of space opera and soap opera that only the eighties could achieve.

    @Bibliomancer, I think it would take eons to decide which of the two is worst dressed.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    This is clearly a retitling of Lady Don’t Fall Backwards. Or forwards. Or in any direction.

  5. Vyrmis Says:

    Beyond Indiana Jones! Beyond Dr. Who! It’s Dr. Jo- dah I mean Bones!!!

    You can almost hear wheels turning. “Funny how Indy and that Time Lord guy are both doctors… Hey! I just had a great idea! I’m sure it’ll write itself.”

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Leonard H McCoy MD: the Vegas Years.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Beyond Indian Jones. Beyond Dr. Who. The Incredible Adventurer Whose Exploits Span the Thumbtack! (aka Drawing Pin)

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I know it’s a reach, but damme if that caterpillar doesn’t deserve a “Smirky McSmug” tag! Look at him!!

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    If I were the agent(s) for Phoebe Cates &/or Richard Dean Anderson I’d consider legal action.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Courtesy of GoodReads: ‘The New York Times says it “ranks with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion in the eternal quest for perfect health.” ABC News calls it “the new juice craze.” Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, Salma Hayek, and Kobe Bryant are hooked on it. It’s bone broth–and it’s the core of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet.’

    Edit: I apologize, I misattributed that quote.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    I despair for the future of the human race, if we’re going to be dressed that horribly.

    And yes, Ms. Orange Jumpsuit seems to have lost her skirt. If there wasn’t a skirt to begin with . . . well, see above.

  12. fred Says:

    Ef Wu and the caterpillar you road in on.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Dr. Bones: Hey, Orange Squeeze, give me back my codpiece!

    Smug Caterpillar: Heh, heh, she needs it more than you do, Dr. “Boneless” (smirk, smirk).

    Orange Squeeze: It’s true, you really are a cosmic bummer.

    Dr. Bones: That’s Bomber!

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    A Cosmic Bomber sounds like an alcoholic drink, and this cover looks like what you see after you have one.

  15. Ray P Says:

    It burns us. Going for obvious sexual symbols: a giant clam-shaped spacecraft and a huge caterpillar; a lady wearing Victorian underwear as outerwear. A bloke ho tries to look distinguished and dignified next to this.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: you’re seeing the chelicerae and you’re interpreting that as a handlebar moustache. I’m not saying incorrectly interpreting, mind.

  17. Ray P Says:

    Who will the Dr. bone next?

  18. L.B. Says:

    “Damnit Jim! I’m a doctor not an exterminator!”

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Dr. Bones”?? Seriously? That’s the coolest name they could come up with?

    How about:
    Dr. Rock
    Dr. Nova
    Dr. Galactic
    Dr. Comet
    Dr. Quasar
    Dr. Terra
    Dr. Aldebaran

  20. HappyBookworm Says:

    Would it help the lady’s case at all if I mention that in the story she has on computerized jewelry capable of data storage?

    Yes, confession, I have read this, but the techno-jewelry was probably the best part. The rest was just sort of not that exciting. Or maybe my expectations were just too built up by the false promise of a team up of Indiana Jones, The Doctor, and Bones McCoy. Someone buy the copyrights and make that happen, please!

  21. Anna T. Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: You forgot Doctor Disco.

  22. Vyrmis Says:

    HappyBookworm: it still won’t be as awesome as the time the X-Men’s Beast met Bones.

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: Dr. Feelgood?

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I would totally read a book with the title “Dr. Disco”!

    Beyond the Bee Gees, Beyond Abba — the incredible adventurer whose dancefloor is the stars

  25. Jaouad Says:

    Artist really nailed that moon’s disdain for their fashion choices.

  26. JJYoyo Says:

    @ Tat Wood #9: Phoebe Cates, yes! I see it. The dude might be Sean Penn. The bug is a hallucination, because this is the little known Hunter S Thompson gonzo book: Fast Times at Rigel High.

  27. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Well, I see Fred, Daphne, and Scooby, but where are Shaggy and Velma? Maybe they’re on the Mystery Machine, which appears to be coming in for a landing.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: they would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for… Daph’s oversized shoulder pads?

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