Feb 08

Mirth UnderwearClick for full image

Charles Comments: Hey, don’t get your big boy pants in a bunch!

Published 1968

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: 6.88 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Earth Unaware”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s Paula Deen’s daddy!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What the dickens is he standing behind?And why is he leading her towards it, when she’s likely to trip and sprain her ankle?

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Original Comment: What the fuck!

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Another artist who skipped the “Let’s Learn to Draw Feet Today” session in art school.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    “His unearthly power could destroy the world!”

    It’s just an old man with a spear. I think the world is gonna be OK.

  6. L.B. Says:

    Avert your eyes, if you can. Speedo-Man. His unearthly undies could destroy the world.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And here’s the image
    the artist used for inspiration. RIP, Johnny.

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    OK, what the hell is he doing to that pigeon?

  9. fred Says:


    His unearthly power could destroy the earth – was there no one on earth to stop him from destroying the earth with his unearthly earth destroying power? Unless the earth in the title isn’t the earth but someone named Earth who needs to be made aware of his unearthly power to destroy the earth so Earth can save the earth from his unearthly earth destroying power.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    I’m getting major “nightclub” vibes here. Ginger over there looks like she’s trying to get Barbarian Loincloth to dance.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Mirth Underwear.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat Wood – No one ever gives me credit for the comic genius of the alt-text I add to the cover every day.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tag Wizard: I tried to scroll it and the thing just enlarged. Missus.

  14. Charles Says:

    – “Is that a loincloth you’re wearing?”
    – “Depends.”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I am suddenly struck by a force of doglike power of which I am unaware of anything else so unearthly on Earth but it is telling me to give credit to Tag Wizard for the comic genius of the alt-text he adds to the cover—every day!

    Also, hey Charles (14): Good Show, Sir!

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The text seems to imply that the only one who could stop “him” is Mack Reynolds… our savior!

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    Original original title: Un-Earthly Underware

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So, she’s gazing off in a random direction. After devoting my not-inconsiderable brainpower to the problem, I’ve hit on several possible explanations:

    1) She honestly thinks it’s a surprise birthday party and is wondering where everyone else is.

    2) Mother is calling him from offstage left, and he’s trying not to notice.

    3) She’s identified his wig as an alien parasite.

    4) She’s convinced he’s actually Ricardo Montalban, but is struggling with just what to say.

    5) She’s trying to make out the blurb from up underneath it.

    6) She’s passed gas but is trying to play it off.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought: “WTF. And dafuq is he standing on?” I was so confused by the whole thing I couldn’t even tell he was behind it. It ruined my sense of perspective.

    Could the redhead be the one to stop him? She doesn’t look too bright.

    @RachelJ, your attention please: I was just reading a sorta-generic fantasy quest book when up popped a couple pages of CANNIBAL MERMAIDS. Threatened to eat the whole party, regardless of species, except for the handsome blond boy, who they had other plans for.

    The struggle is real!

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    (Just checking to see if anyone else has done this one…. nope)

    Pygar hits mid-life crisis

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Dept. of “What Were They Thinking?”:

    Note the fine print: “Original Title: Of Godlike Power.”
    So some genius/rocket scientist/Nobel Prize Winner decided that “Earth Unaware” was a more selling title than “OF… GODLIKE… POWER.”

    “How about… ‘He Walked Like a God?’
    “Or… ‘Of Godlike Power’?”
    “Okay… what about ‘The Man Who Would Destroy The World’?”
    “Are you nuts? This cover just screams… ‘EARTH UNAWARE’!! Print that.”

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