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It's a hand-held time machine and tanning boothClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Hey! My eyes are up here.
Published 1949

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: 8.83 out of 10)
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24 Responses to “Time Trap”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Watch out! She’ll shoot us with her cathode ray gun!

  2. Tom Hering Says:

    I’m guessing the art department ran out of the letter “M,” as the original title was “Time Tramp.” I would also guess that gadget vibrates.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In a moment, she steps behind the curtain, puts on her fur suit, and creates human ability.

  4. fred Says:

    Unsurprisingly she is up to no good.
    http://tommcnulty.blogspot.com/2014/06/time-trap-by-rog-phillips.html

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Informing him to act quick and maintain anonymity, he and Joe vanish and after some experiments, travel to 1999…While walking the streets, they find that not much has changed, and, clothing styles of the 1950s are apparently once more fashionable, to the point that they practically blend in.’ Horrifically, the worlds first time travel experiment deposits its innocent pilots right in the middle of proto-hipster culture!

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    This must be something like a have-a-heart trap.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I can accept the third eye, but her taste in clothing is hideous!

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    Diana Dors achieves Nirvana. Or else.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: The Dors of Perception?

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Art Director: Listen, “rog,” turns out we’ve only got one “m” left for the cover. So we can either call it Time Trap or Tie Tramp. But you can’t have Time Tramp..

    “rog”: Ok, but can we at least give her a third eye and a third nipple?

    Art Director: We’re good with the eye. Out of luck with the nipple. Only got two of those left.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    You know, I suspect this was based on a specific image of old Goon Show punchline Sabrina http://nylon.net/sabrina/pages/mag-66-photos!.htm. She was hardly camera-shy so finding the exact one would take more time than I can be bothered expending https://www.pinterest.com/dlgauci/sabrina/

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The most sophisticated invention of the future is whatever that thing is that’s holding her veil together.

  13. Francis Boyle Says:

    If I bought that I’d be really disappointed that it didn’t come with a centrefold.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    She looks like she just wandered out of a “Middle Eastern” or “Indian” themed costume party – the theme park versions of both those cultures.

    I’ve no idea what to make of the overpowered flashlight, though.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: that flashlight can barely manage a ‘Ting!’ or four, nevermind a beam.

  16. GSS noob Says:

    Vintage flash gun maybe? “Bow to us, humans, or we’ll put a really bright light in your eyes for a fraction of a second! And then again, once it eventually resets!”

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Hang on, 1949?

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    Ah https://spectrelibrary.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/time-trap-by-rog-phillips-atlas-publications-1956/

    So she’s a cinema usherette from 1999 lost in 1956, 1951 and 1949.

  18. HappyBookworm Says:

    I can’t tell if the eye in her forehead is the same color as the other two. Why that matters, I don’t know, but it bothers me…

  19. THX 1138 Says:

    @Tat 9: Ah, you’ve trumped me! Not like that. We need a new word for it now, don’t we?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @HBw: When the eye on your head looks so static and dead, that’s a time trap! 😉

  21. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT – She used so much mascara and eyeliner on the other two eyes there was nothing left for the third one.

  22. tom noir Says:

    Pity the poor author who can’t even get the publisher to capitalize his name.

  23. Tom Noir Says:

    When the blonde looks so sly
    With her giant third eye
    Thaaaat’s a time trap!

  24. classicOz Says:

    The line that comes to mind is that of the succubus Lucretia in Krakow comics (see tvtropes), who has three eyes. When a guy stares at her eyes too much, she says, ‘hey, my boobs are down here’

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