May 02

Stop flykten our rocket, ja!Click for full image

It's the EYE-kea monster!Click for full image

It’s a Two-Fer Tuesday — Swedish Special!

Good Show Sir Comments: So what did you expect would happen if you delivered an alien-dinosaur-sized dildo.

Thanks to Jon Jensen for sending these in!

Published 1953

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: 8.91 out of 10)

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34 Responses to “Purpuröarna & Det Herrelösa Rymdskeppet”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …must…learn…Swedish…these are too good to let go!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    #1: However important it is to stop the dragon and save the rocket, one astronaut is more interested in what’s going on in exactly the opposite direction. Quality!

    #2: ‘If I walk up on tippy-toes, maybe she won’t notice me peeping…’

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    My stunningly beautiful, buxom, blonde Swedish mistress Alexa says that Purpuröarna means Purple Islands. And Det Herrelösa Rymdskeppet is The Armless Space Ship.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sssh, Bibliomancer. Don’t go revealing that the Swedish text isn’t something incredibly obscene. FSM forbid that we be reduced to innuendo about giant chrome dildos and giant sentient sperm.

  5. fred Says:

    I see in the second cover they found a way to save money on ladders.
    LOVE the color palette on these.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m trying to figure out how three Swedes came to be named “Fran Jordan,” “Dee Carter” and “John Lane.”

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    #1 (embiggened)—that’s no ladder, it’s a double helix DNA strand.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    #1—”I’m fllyyyyiiinnnggg!”

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    #2: it’s easy to laugh but five years from now, we’ll all be wearing jade green dungaree galligaskins. GSS was this year’s Comme des Garcons theme at the Met Gala.


  10. DaveM Says:

    So, on the second cover, the guy facing the eye thing doesn’t have a helmet on, but the guy IN the ship does? Colour me confused.

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    For both of these I’m sensing the need for an intergalactic rolled up newspaper: “Bad boy! Dirty boy! In your bed!”

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @DaveM: Tat’s jade green dungaree galligaskins should do the trick.

  13. Francis Boyle Says:

    Helmet? You mean that isn’t Farrah Fawcett?

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    #1: The Jordan Edwards shooting, police sketch of the scene.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I messed up with that “Fran Jordan.” It’s actually “Från Jorden,” much more Swedish.

    But, speaking of names, who’s “Tom Boken”?

  16. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz — That’s @tomboken. Must be his Twitter handle.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    #1: Does that dinosaur want to hump the rocket or merely take it away?

    #2: That has to be one of the strangest alien designs I’ve ever seen since I started reading this website. “Sentient sperm”, indeed.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Thanks, B’mancer—this Swedish language is something! 😉

  19. Ray P Says:

    @Anna Arthur Clarke described a Rama biobot as looking a bit like this – giant camera-eye head and three tentacles as legs – moved dust devil or whirling dervish fashion.

  20. David Cowie Says:

    Gorgeous, pouting Google Translate tells me that FLYKT FRÅN JORDEN means ESCAPE FROM THE EARTH.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @David Cowie—my google translation yields “The flight from the ground.” Boy, it gets deeper and deeper!

    But it all comes down to that legendary warning:
    “Fickt nicht mit dem Raketenmensch!”

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @DC, BC: if it’s getting deeper and deeper, chances are you have your rocket pointed upside-down.

  23. JuanPaul Says:

    #2 walk without rythm and you won’t attract the sperm

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Wow! That’s quite a find.

    “Atom-Boken” means literally “The Atomic Book” — it’s even got a tiny mushroom cloud inside the “a”!
    (I doubt a title logo containing Nuclear Armageddon would inspire optimism about the future of space travel…)

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I wonder what year these were? 50’s or 60’s.

    Was the Swedish Space Service of the future going to use these pictures as What Not To Do examples? The guy facing away in the first one (judging by his knees, he’s running away as fast as he can, as is the man on the right), the excessively long ladder flying away causing background chap to plummet to his death, etc.

    Also, I don’t care what the gravity is on planet #2 (and it must be strong enough to hold an atmosphere good for humans), ain’t no critter that big and top-heavy going to be able to balance on tippy toes.

    @Francis Boyle: I thought it was a dramatically-coiffed blonde lady too, and the EYE-kea monster was enacting the usual “aliens want our wimmen”.

    @B’mancer: My handsome strapping blond Google Translate gives #2 as “The Stray Spaceship”, so I presume they’re lost on the planet of sentient sperm.

    @DSWBT (14): too soon.

  26. Tom Noir Says:

    Is that rocket ship on the first cover… bleeding??

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And those books cost only 1 KRONA in 1953! (But then again, for 1 Krona you could buy lots of groceries in 1953…)

  28. Tom Noir Says:

    OR you could buy THIS masterpiece with a dragon humping a rocket!

  29. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: those ‘groceries’, as you call them, were jugged fish and jugged cabbage. 😉

  30. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ARYngve – As our resident Nordic expert, what’s your translation of the second book title?

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Det herrelösa rymdskeppet” means literally “The Ownerless Spaceship”, or “The Rudderless Spaceship.”

    Either way, there seems to be a conflict of ownership regarding said vessel…

  32. Bob Says:

    The second one is Plankton’s cousin. Google image search Spongebob Squarepants Plankton if you don’t know who he is.

  33. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Give me the recipe for Krabby Patty Burgers, or else!”

  34. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    AR wins. 🙂 Good show, sir!

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