Feb 15

Faked out again by those beer goggles! Click for unsheeped image

Good Show Sir Comments: Hey! My fangs are up here!
Published 1975

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: 8.87 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Image of the Beast”

  1. L.B. Says:

    So that’s what happens when Barbie’s out during a full moon.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    OK, I’ll say it: “fangs for the mammaries”. OK, I said it and it’s still not as bad as this cover.

    Seventies horror covers were so creepy in a definitely-not-good way.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Definitely fails the Read-It-On-A-Bus Test.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    SOMEBODY struck out on Tinder last night!

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This artist paid extra special attention during the “How to Draw Boobies” lecture in art school, and apparently skipped class the day they covered hands. Clearly the artist knew what career path lay ahead and just what skills would be needed.

    I think the artist also skipped the day they covered “How Not to Juxtapose Images in a Way Guaranteed to Generate Nausea in Your Viewer.”

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    Seems to be the Image of the Breasts that concerns us here.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    @THX 1138 – Good Show Sir! 🙂

  8. Ray P Says:

    It’s that time of the lunar month. The origin of the furries?

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I still wouldn’t call her a bitch to her face.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘However it soon becomes apparent he had aimed Image of the Beast at a fairly narrow readership, originally for the publishers of pornography Essex House, so potentially interesting attempts at introducing transgressive themes and ideas degenerate into cynical and gratuitous smut. ‘

    Perhaps as soon as THE COVER. From another review, same page:

    ‘All the ‘greats’ of science fiction and horror tend to evade overt sexuality because their transgressional and imaginative leaps are sexual evasions in any case. Their frisson lies in this quality.’

    Who invited a Marxist to critique pulp porn???

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Even the other werewolves-slash-wolfpeople are creeped out by her, methinks.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @THX: Image of the Teats?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I greatly prefer this cover. Not the sort of novel, I gather, one should go all photorealist on.

  14. fred Says:

    Winter is coming.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    This is one those trendy mixed breed dogs. I think it’s called a labrabooble.

  16. DaveM Says:

    Last cover Golden Blood, this cover Golden Boobs. Seems we have a theme going.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DaveM—next item in the series—


  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That anatomy — all of it — wouldn’t make sense if she was just one species, let alone two.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “When the Chairman and the Speaker heard the half-human beast wail, and saw its naked body, they knew: Here was the candidate they would hand over control to after Trump. And after that…? The race to the bottom would continue.”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: She’s blonde, leggy, and booby — perfect for Fox News viewers.

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