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Good Show Sir Comments: Chrissie Hynde and The Pretender.
Published 1987

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: 7.71 out of 10)
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29 Responses to “Lady Blade, Lord Fighter”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    “Victory! Let us perform the Happy Sword Dance!”

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s a topsy turvy fantasy world where the women wear clothes! Outrageous! Original!

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Everything about this cover suggests that the book is about transgender politics.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ I fought the Lord and the … Lord won ♫
    ♫ I fought the Lord and the … Lord won ♫

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Lady Blade, Lord Fighter, Lovely Turritellas!

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I had hoped for a wraparound cover so we could see what they’re so excited about, but there doesn’t seem to be one.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Do not go gentle wearing that green blouse;
    Rage, Rage against the curtains in your house.

  8. fred Says:

    So Lady Blade, Lord Fighter will have to fight Lord Blade, Lady Fighter at some point?

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    Cillian Murphy revises his character in Breakfast on Pluto as he slips into the leather plants of Lady Blade!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    EMCEE: Good evening, good evening ladies and gents. Tonight I’m as pleased as a ganymede goose to welcome to our small but sturdy stone stage that great comedy team—Lady Blade and Lord Fighter!!! They’ve just completed a two-week tour of the Pleiades circuit and are coming home to the kingdom. Let’s hear it for this fine and funny duo!
    AUDIENCE: (applause)
    LADY BLADE: Thank you, thank you. It’s great to be here again performing at the legendary Cavern Club, although, you know, Lord Fighter, I wasn’t too impressed with that intro, were you?
    LORD FIGHTER: Actually, Lady Blade, I was very disappointed with it. Quite lame. What should we do about it?
    LADY BLADE: Well, I’m just gonna run him through with this sword here (runs EMCEE through) that’ll show him!
    AUDIENCE: (laughter)
    HECKLER: Hey, why doesn’t Lady Blade take her shirt off like you?
    LORD FIGHTER: Well, well, Lady Blade, I think we’ve got another candidate for that sword routine you just showed us. C’mon up here, sir, and get run through!!!
    HECKLER: Okay. (comes onstage, gets run through).
    LORD FIGHTER: Isn’t she great, ladies and gentlemen?
    AUDIENCE: (laughter and applause)
    LADY BLADE: You know, with the power of this sword, I just think I might be able to rule the kingdom!
    LORD FIGHTER: Heh, heh, maybe then you’ll take your shirt off?
    AUDIENCE: (wwoooooo . . .)
    LADY BLADE: Watch it, Buster, or I’ll run YOU through.
    AUDIENCE: (laughter)
    LORD FIGHTER: Thanks folks, you’ve been a great crowd. We’ll be here all week, with a new EMCEE of course . . . and some new audience members!
    AUDIENCE: (groans, laughter)
    LADY BLADE: And maybe a new Lord Fighter!
    AUDIENCE: (laughter, applause)

    outro

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dick Blade, you’re not fooling anyone!

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Lady Blade’ suggests a pink-handled razor for ‘revealing your inner goddess’ and ought to by accompanied by ‘Venus’ (not the Shocking Blue original but the delightfully naff 80s hen-party hit by Bananarama).

    ‘Lord Fighter’ has gone for a change of image since they cancelled ‘Wander Over Yonder’.

  13. Anna T. Says:

    Lady Blade looks like she just popped in from a ’70s music video, and is still dancing.

    Lord Fighter needs to lose the bangs. They don’t suit him at all.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Lady Blade is what Theresa May thinks she looks like in those 995 quid leather trousers.

    Lord Blade will soon collapse and turn back into Bill Bixby.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    Those poor guys were just re-grouting the floor tiles when these two lunatics burst in and started slashing up the place.

  16. MisterBob Says:

    I’m pretty sure that Boris Vallejo was really upset he missed the chance to paint this cover – we would have seen her sans puffy shirt,at the very least .

  17. GSS noob Says:

    I do enjoy a good TING! and this is an embarrassment of riches. Or of something.

    Lord Fighter there is obviously in the process of growing out his mullet; thus the bangs.

  18. THX 1138 Says:

    “Let’s strip for action! Um, OK, just me then…”

  19. Vyrmis Says:

    @JuanPaul: this’ll mark me out as an immense nerd, but I yam what I yam.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gHdDxKy2QW0

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @MisterBob: I noticed a bit of a typo in your message, I think you mean:

    ‘I’m pretty sure that Boris Vallejo was really upset he missed the chance to paint this cover OVER’

    like it was mould on the bathroom wall.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    “Could she win the right to rule her kingdom by the power of her sword?”…I hate to tell you, Lady Blade, but Lord Fighter has a sword, too. Also, if you’re trying to win a kingdom away from this guy, why are you still wearing his bicep-sized wedding ring?

    Come on, make up and be a team.

  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ B. Chiclitz – Cutting-edge humor!

    @ MisterBob – Boris Vallejo has the cover art ready to go if Baen wants to do a Lady Blade, Lord Fighter reprint.

  23. Tag Wizard Says:

    @GSS noob – Welcome to Good Show Sir! Nice to have some new talent to freshen up the humour here.

  24. GSS noob Says:

    Y’know, I think Lady Blade is wearing Lord Fighter’s shirt! That’s why it’s so large and ill-fitting and he’s shirtless.

    @Tag Wizard: thanks!

  25. carlmarksguy Says:

    @ Bibliomancer: Hasn’t that cover art suffered enough, being on the cover of the movie “Deathstalker II” and all? (if memory serves)

    Also, I have a sneaking dread that the first (and most fun) interpretation of this title might be mis-parsed, and that the fellow is NOT named “Lord Fighter”…but that it is a book about “Lady Blade: she fights Lords (such that she can rule her kingdom vis-a-vis the power of her sword).” If true, that’s incredibly disappointing, because who wouldn’t want a character named “LORD FIGHTER”? He could totally team up with Sir Thief and Magnate Wizard on a truly epic dungeon crawl.

  26. infoqueen Says:

    A GSS first: Lord Fighter is more buxom than Lady Blade.

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Could she win the right to rule with a blurb that makes a blatant appeal to fascism?

  28. JuanPaul Says:

    @vyrmis Now I will hear that music whenever I look at this cover. Maybe the best bit of Python ever 🙂

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @carlmarksguy—there is no such thing as “suffering enough” on GSS!! 😉

    Also, yes, that’s sort of the joke—she’s a lord fighter and he’s Lord Fighter!

    Not quite marxist humor, but funny enough.

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