Mar 31

You call that a Dick Blade? Now that's a Dick Blade!Click to remove Les Moutons de l’espace

Good Show Sir Comments: Our colleague over at pulpfiles has a new Liberator of Jedd book review up and, Holy Space Sheep, the French sure know how to do a Dick Blade cover! Thanks again to pulpfiles for bringing this new cover awfulness to our attention.

Published 1976

You might remember this from here. And here.

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: 8.75 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Le Liberateur de Jedd”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


  2. fred Says:

    Dick has lost a lot of weight. He looks like the before example in an old Charles Atlas ad.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    How can she sleep on a cover like this? Is she stunned?

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sorry. Just not enough not-so-subtle homo-eroticism.

    There are rules for these things: the woman goes at the back you non-sex-underderstanding Frenchies.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I imagine everyone is spending a lot of time looking at her hat, wondering how it can stand up so perky and pointy in the zero-g of space.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Points for scientific accuracy, if your head were emitting microwaves it would be glowing white too!

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Did the publishers save money by having the illustrator omit limbs?

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    To be fair there a more legs on display here than a Daily Mail front page. Feet not so much. Isn’t there a “feet are hard” tag?

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    She has Ting! on the blade, on the hat, on the earrings, on the crotch armor. All she is missing is nipple Ting!

    And why does Gerard de “Presenteur” get top billing and triple the font size of the title and author?

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Francis: there should be, if there isn’t.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: and if you’re adding tags, any cover that looks like it was programmed by a Rastafarian deserves the ‘font problems’ tag. 😉

  12. Anna T. Says:

    The most shocking thing about this cover is that Blade is actually wearing some clothing. Sure, it’s just a loincloth/swim trunks, but it’s actual clothing nonetheless.

  13. Raoul Says:

    @DS – I believe that BLADE font is called “Checkbook Routing Code”

  14. Alice Says:

    I think the girl is playing dead so Dick Blade will leave her alone and go away.
    On the other hand, it might just get him more excited.

  15. Tag Wizard Says:

    My sensors detect we are experiencing

    Danger! Must tag!

  16. L.B. Says:

    Why does Jedd need liberating? Is Beverly Hills that bad? Et le titre me coupe profondement!

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    Il y a une cinquième dimension au-delà de ce qui est connu de l’homme. C’est une dimension aussi vaste que l’espace et aussi intemporelle que l’infini. C’est le milieu entre la lumière et l’ombre, entre la science et la superstition, et c’est entre la fosse des peurs de l’homme et le sommet de sa connaissance. C’est la dimension de l’imagination. C’est une zone que nous appelons … La zone Dick Blade.

    (If that’s terrible French, blame Google translate)

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    That is one fancy merkin!

  19. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tom Noir – Looks bulletproof. But is it Blade-proof?

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Dick’s not buff enough, or nekkid enough. Lord L would never choose a guy built like this to grease up. And he’s not touching the unconscious woman or holding a primitive weapon. And no apes?

    Eye-popping as les moutons d’espace may be, I feel this cover artist hasn’t quite grasped the essence of Blade (ahem ahem) as well as the two English-language artists did.

    Still, many points to pulpfiles for finding this! And for surviving reading the actual horrific book.

  21. Tom Noir Says:

    @Bibliomancer I feel sure that Blade can penetrate any defence.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @JP: this is why ‘armed’ and ‘dangerous’ are two different entities.

  23. infoqueen Says:

    It seems to me that all the Dick Blade covers have surprisingly short…blades.

  24. MisterBob Says:

    Just what is French for ” In Space No One has Knee Pads ” ?

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    LE PERVERT QUI EXCRETERA UNE BOMBE, Parte IX: Le Pervert Prancant Retournée

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Did anyone else notice that this is dynamically indexed page 12345?

  27. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT – No. But I did notice you were comment #766759.

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BM: Sweetness!

  29. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TagWizard: of course Dick has fonTing!

  30. Tag Wizard Says:

    Not to mention nippleTing! (which is not a Thing!)

  31. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    nippleTing!? That makes my heart sing!

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