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Klaatu Comments: Check out the Ting! on that bling!

Published 1972

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: 7.64 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Marrow Eaters”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Get Morrow working on that Marrow cover”.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Oh, what a beauty!
    I’ve never seen one as big as that before!
    Oh, what a beauty!
    It must be two foot long or even more!

    Oh… wait, Americans don’t call them marrows, do they?

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    I bet there are a lot of marrow escapes in this book.

  4. Raoul Says:

    @THX – “Bone-sucking squash eaters” doesn’t sound as scary.

  5. fred Says:

    Looks like the monster is about to pluralize ‘eater’ so the title makes sense when compared with the blurb.

  6. Alice Says:

    Even less scary: “The Zucchini Eaters”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Things that eat human bone-marrow come in two forms: tiny ant-like burrowing things (scary) and pastel-coloured disco-dancers (not scary). Atlanta Shore from ‘Stingray’ is being menaced by the less-scary kind.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Thomas Edison tries to sabotage rival Nikola Tesla’s work.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    What does Frankenstein have to do with any of this, except for the Tesla coils of course?

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Why is she more scared of her glowing jewellery than the fact that she’s naked and in some sort of mad science lab with a crocodilian monster behind her?

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Put a backward cap on the monster and you’ve got a proto rap cover, what with the bling and the crotch grab.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:


    Monstaz with Attitude

    Straight Outta Rigel 4

  13. Daard23 Says:

    Jackie O at Area 51?

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    The German cover is … interesting.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer: so it’s a vampire as well as a Frankenstein monster and a pupa. That can only mean one thing… BLOOD BEAST TERROR

    (it’s worse than this makes it sound

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That is indeed a mighty TING! Among the best largest we’ve seen.

    English or German, it’s a big pale fat blob, innit? Menacing the attractive ladies
    (insert your own Trump/Drumpf joke here).

    “The Zucchini Eaters” could be a bit horrific, if you picture those summer days when other people try to force you to eat the excess squash they’ve grown. Like the old joke that you have to leave your parked car locked in August lest someone deposit overgrown zukes in it. And then you have the same expression as the damsel when you find it.

    Let’s hope this monster can be kept away by Bling Ting! since the giant Van de Graaf generators aren’t helping.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: I’m sure I saw that movie on the Saturday afternoon Creature Features, but I’ve mercifully blocked out any memory of it. If Peter Cushing said it was his worst movie, it must be completely dire.

    Bonus: the Blood Beast herself is Benny Cummerbund’s mum! I like the poster that advertised this flick as being “in FRENZIED Color” and dear Mum as having “The blood lust of a FRENZIE’D vampire!!” You don’t see double exclamation marks on posters nowadays.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Excuse me, but if the monster is torn from his “eternal” grave then it isn’t all that eternal, is it? Eh? Eh?

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Books that will horrify Frankenstein? Now what might they be about?

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Crap. Why does my Monster Detector Gem (TM) always have to go off when I’m naked?”

  21. JuanPaul Says:

    “Oh no! if Harold finds out I spent little jimmy’s college fund on this necklace, I’ll be in big trouble!”

  22. Francis Boyle Says:

    Confession: as a teemager I had the hots for Benny’s Mum. Now that dates me. (Is that the UFO theme rising in the background). And now that I’ve established myself as an expert in Seventies culture i can say that this cover was retro in 1972.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: The fonts are very 1972, but the art is retro. Although the damsel’s chest might have been a tad more covered back in the day (And at least Benny’s mum didn’t have to wear the purple wigs, she got to have a rank and all).

    @Anna T: The jewelry warns her of monster approach by Ting!ing. But it doesn’t specify the direction. BEHIND YOU, lady! And put on some clothes!

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