Jul 05

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Tag Wizard Comments: Somebody ask John Melo and Hank Davis if it’s OK to make fun of this cover.

And, oh yeah, you might remember this from here.

Published 1949

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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32 Responses to “Sixth Column”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Twister: Molecular Edition.

  2. fred Says:

    He got feet down below his knee.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    First time he’s ever had a woman between his legs.

  4. Ray P Says:

    So Bettie Page pairs with a based Islamic cleric to use the power of the atom and achieve liberation. And Heinlein is beloved by American conservatives!

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Stupid fakir!

  6. Anna T. Says:

    So I guess atomic wizard/angel guy is showing off for his lady friend by melting some giant chains. He’d probably be a bit more impressive, being lucky enough to be built like Zeus (old-looking face, young, ripped body) if he didn’t have to wear adult diapers, though.

  7. Daard23 Says:

    Maybe the cover artist thought they said “Sikh’s column”

  8. Raoul Says:

    @Daard23 – Good Show Sir! [RIMSHOT]

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    You can tell from the damsel’s expression what’s going through her mind:
    “Sigh, how many plastic chains is he gonna melt before he realizes—I’m just not intrigued.”

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    @Daard: I second the GSS.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is this the “no pants dance” at least in America? Because the granny panties don’t count as pants over here. Both of them are definitely trouser-free.

    @Daard23: I third the GSS!

    The damsel couldn’t be less impressed. The chain melting bores her, and apparently she’s not interested in what Atomic Swami’s got in those undies either, after a too-close look.

    I don’t know if we have a “bored” or “ennui” tag, but that she is.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @GSSxN – Ah yes, the sadly underused “boredom” tag.

  13. Tracy Says:

    I get a very Joe Atlas vibe from the prophet/angel/fakir/sultan dude.

  14. L.B. Says:

    In this episode of GSS the fifth estate gives The “Sixth Column” the third degree. Two thumbs up and a partridge in a pear tree, GSS!

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Here is another example of an artist shamelessly recycling his cover art to earn an extra buck.

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    Apparently the secret sauce for melting iron is ketchup, mustard, and mayo, and lithium.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: It does look like this is the “after” photo, where the Atomic Swami took the bodybuilding course, and now HE’s got the babe and nobody’s gonna kick sand in his face any more! Even if he has to hit giant atoms with a pool cue!

    Does the lithium atom on the front seem a bit on the nose for what should be prescribed for this?

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    @Biblio: Lol. Did you make that?

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—I think it was shamelessly pilfered from Chinese GSS.

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tor – Yeah, but as BC sez, first I sold it to Chinese Good Show Sir and then I stole it right back.

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Not to get all pedantic on everyone here, but that is clearly a Sikh. The way he has tied his turban and the style of his beard makes it quite obvious. Although, the Roman sandals and the Depends underwear makes me a bit cautious in making my assertion.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Agreed that the turban and beard are clearly Sikh (as @Daard23 said at #7), but the sandals (and halo) seem to mean he’s not. For one thing, it’s a sacred knife, not a sacred pool cue, and he doesn’t have a bracelet. The undies are supposed to be modest, not showing off the package and looking more like boxer shorts.

    @TW: No web, but it does say Intriuge on the blurb!

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @GSS ex-noob I would argue that they look more like briefs.

  24. Tor Mented Says:

    Boxers or briefs? We’ve already got religious debate, so let’s not drag politics into it, too.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Boxer briefs, then. Or what briefs looked like back at that time. In either case, they’re clinging way too tightly to be properly Sikh.

    And there’s no fly front, so at least Ennui Woman will have a bit of notice when he has to pull ’em down… or perhaps she’s seen them down and that explains the ennui and his overcompensating stick?

  26. Raoul Says:

    Doesn’t look like either boxers or briefs. More like a butt-turban.

  27. Tat Wood Says:

    re. the last four posts: now I’m wondering if Superman or Batman ever get dhoti itch.

  28. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Yes, I think boxer briefs it is!

    @Tat Wood, I think superman would be immune to any itching…he’s superman afterall! Batman would probably have developed some kind of spray (stashed nicely beside the shark repellent) to prevent any itching.

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Bat Butt Balm. (Sounds funnier than Bat Chafing Spray). Does Alfred have to clean the Batsuits after Bruce has been out there sweating and… producing other excretions in them? Ewww.

    I image searched “mens’ briefs” and recommend you don’t. However, a further refinement (with Safe Search on) showed that briefs were indeed this big in that era. Jockey ads displaying enormous undies, even bigger than those. But they had Y-fronts, unlike Atomic Swami’s.

    I don’t know what the olde tymey strongmen’s trunks were made of, and having learned my lesson, will Google no further.

  30. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Yeah, some things are better left as a mystery.

  31. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The guy wot did this is up for a Retro Hugo this year, I just noticed today (While making frantic last minute adjustments to my ballot). Don’t know if he was responsible for the condiment-shade coloring, though. When I was on the googles, I only saw the B&W version, minus the text.

  32. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Wise One, are you SURE this yoga position is proper?”
    “Oh, absolutely! It is the path to wisdom. Now for the Twerking of your Chakra!”

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