Jul 04

Wake up sheeple! The EPA is coming for our smokestacks!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Greetings on the American holiday. By the way, how is that whole “Independence” thing working out lately?

Published 1970

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: 6.21 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Year of the Last Eagle”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Russian Roulette with an eagle? Seeing as how a bird can’t fire a gun, I think man has painted himself into a corner.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The hero’s job, dejectedly earthbound after a decade in synchronous orbit, is to locate the last bald eagles (the national bird of America), if any still exist.

    You know of those shopworn jokes about a bird mistaking a baseball ball for an egg and brooding it, and then the ball hatches into a ghastly bird-ball hybrid? That’s what the stitching on the bird’s head makes me recall.

  3. fred Says:

    Did you say most vicious bird? YouTube search ‘turkey attack’ and you will understand what true feathered viciousness really is.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    The perfect cover for Trump’s next book.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Francis Boyle: Reminds me of this.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is that Yog-Sothoth in the upper background? Gaol doesn’t seem to be an effective deterrent to Lovecraftian horrors.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    How does an eagle hold a revolver, let alone fire it?

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Is that a zombie eagle???

    I mean, I’m totally down with that if it is.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Man in PATRIOTIC!! surgical mask, wearing a stitched eagle hat, in front of smoke-belching smokestacks.

    This is a perfect description of the current state of the United States, and hence why I’m glad I don’t live there. The artist must’ve been psychic.

    Incidentally, bald eagles are not especially vicious except around radioactive oranges, just so you know.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Does he keep on fighting for true peace and the future of the children?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …or does he fight against a wonder planet?

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Hard to comment on this. So upset about what’s happening in my country.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A patriotic man is wearing a Frankeneagle hat.

    Anyone who thinks the bald eagle is the most vicious bird has never had to defend their lunch from a goose.

    The US playing Russian roulette… how oddly, sadly appropriate for the last election.

    The best thing about this cover is it reminded me of the “bird hairdo” tag.

  14. MisterBob Says:

    I’m pretty sure this pic is from the back page of MAD Magazine,if you fold it in half – you see a pretty butterfly !

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Mammal, Man’s most dangerous nature, plays bird roulette with Russia’s most vicious nature…”

  16. Raoul Says:

    He’s playing Russian roulette with an American eagle in a Mexican standoff …

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Raoul: …with a serving of French toast, suffering from German measles?

  18. Yoss Says:

    Did they go Dutch on the French toast?

  19. Doug Says:

    I think our independence worked out just fine.

  20. Tiffany Says:

    Did they just say…russian?

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is it just me, or does the word “PLAYS” in the blurb look to have been cut and pasted in, in not-quite the right size?

    Almost as if it were… hacked.

  22. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    If those are scars….that is one bad-ass bird.

  23. Bibliomancer Says:

    New game: add “Florida” to “man” in the blurb:

    “Florida man, nature’s most dangerous mammal, plays Russian roulette with nature’s most vicious bird …”

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