Feb 13

'I Write the Songs, dammit, got a problem with that?'Click for full image

JuanPaul Comments: Mr. Manilow does not sign autographs while sniping.

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: 6.37 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Marked Man”

  1. L.B. Says:

    “I shoot the gun that makes the whole world bleed. I glare and glare ’cause it’s what you need.”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Oh Marked Man, you came and preserved the future of the species, but I sent you awaaaaay…

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    No, no. It’s supposed to be The Marksman, Redo the cover.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Bah! Parliamentarian propaganda, I won’t have none of it.

  5. fred Says:

    I think his preservation of the mullet will be his greatest accomplishment.

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sing along, everybody! (To the tune of “Copacabana” — what else?)

    His name was Bolan, he was a shooter
    With his guns he would kill every looter
    He had a Magnum, he had an Uzi
    And while he tried to be the law
    He always went a bit too far
    Across the ruined streets, he was always on his feet
    He was quite the psychopath
    Mutants fired at him a lot

    Fired at Bolan, the man Jack Bolan
    Who shot back at them with his pistolas
    Bolan, the man Jack Bolan!
    Bullets and passion were always the fashion
    To Jack Bolan, they were the same…

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Martin Short finally heard one person too many refer to ‘The Three Amigos’ as Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and the Other One’.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Attack of the Glam Rockers.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Speaking as a fellow who knows about evolution, mutation is often necessary to preserve the future of a species. Or at least its bloodline.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: Wrong Bolan. And wouldn’t it all be in primary colours with a Mexico 70 font? And a ‘Ting!’ like a five-pointed star?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Was there a The Marked Woman by Ingrid Charles?

    Yes, yes, I know, I’m going after the low-hanging fruit. The only thing I can see on the cover is hair, and part of a nose.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m thinking that originally 3D specs came with the book for optimal cover viewing.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Another excursion into blurb logic. If the species is mutating, is that part of the problem or the solution? Which species exactly is Barry trying to preserve? The one that is genetically predisposed to really bad lounge music? I guess that would make the devastation complete.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Does anyone else see a tiger’s face in his right fingertip and the white light to its left?

  15. HappyBookworm Says:

    I’m going to assume that the man on the cover isn’t the titular Marked Man. That would be the one that this fellow is out to shoot…

    On a side note, isn’t usually easier to snipe from above the level of the street? Then again, that might be too subtle for someone who thinks he can/should stop the human race from mutating with a flintlock air rifle.

  16. Tracy Says:

    If America is so devastated how can he find the time, hair products, running water, and blow dryer for this perfect ‘do?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: I shake my maracas for you. (I don’t remember if there were maracas, but something called “Copacabana” ought to have them, right?)

  18. RachelJ Says:

    @Tracy. Hair products? Blow dryer? I’m afraid it’s all too obvious how he “acquired” them. He shot Remy.

    It’s all very tragic, but what can I say? Remy *would* insist on bringing a sword to a post-apocalyptic beauty products gunfight…

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