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It’s a Two-fer Tuesday – Great Fetish Party!

Tom Noir Comments: There’s porn for everything now.

Good Show Sir Comments: The Germans think your great fetish is gross.

Published 1980, 1988

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: 7.69 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Great Fetish”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    1: “You win this time, Johnny Knoxville!”

    2: “If I have to hear ‘Football’s Coming Home’ ONE MORE TIME!”

  2. fred Says:

    1) Exclamation Pointing!

    2) A young Leonidas learns Spartan dodge ball.

  3. RayP Says:

    #1 “If I was a dinosaur my love, I’d let you ride me.”

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Lands Fantastical!
    Adventure Extraordinary!
    Master Incomparable!
    Camp Sprague de L!
    Fetish the Great!

    Today’s Lesson at the Unknown Blurb Writer’s Institute: “How to screw around with nouns and adjectives.”

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    The great fetish is balloons. . . or balls. Dammit guys, enough with the euphemisms! Just put some boobs on the cover like everyone else, and be done with it.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B.Chiclirtz – The blurb writer, Yoda was. Hmmmmmm?!

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    1. ‘We’ll hold your dinosaur still, you try to bring Branson down in the lava.’

    2.’Do you like films about gladiators?’

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    1. The dinosaur seems to be concerned about something else entirely. Asteroid?

    2. Pippin and the Palintir? Indie and the Idol?

  9. Anna T. Says:

    1. Pantsless (in the North American sense) dragon rider and two-headed man sight an enemy balloon.

    2. Child with unnaturally long arms and anachronistic socks and running shoes tries to keep a ball away from an awakened statue.

    Also, someone ought to tell Tag Wizard we need “anatomical issues” for that kid’s arms and shoulders.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Well, then, if the Germans think your fetish is gross, you might need professional help.

  11. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    1. Figure(s) on the right: 2 heads, 3 visible arms, only 2 visible legs. Dinosaur: funny looking paws.
    2. Kid as per Anna T. Statute gets a pass, maybe, despite its unusual proportions.
    In short, “anatomical issues” for every figure on both covers except possibly the rider, who seems to be more or less correctly proportioned even if somewhat irregularly dressed.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I’m guessing Conjoined Twins myself.

    A Fetish can also be any sort of magical artifact, but you folks already know that. 🙂 Maybe the the statue/monster on the second cover is actually the Fetish, and the kid needs to pull out the magical Pez, but is afraid to put his hand in?

    Big Butt dinosaur is facing away because it really doesn’t want to be near the _erupting volcano_, but Shorts Man [1] is reining him or her in hard.

    [1] Or Immune From Chafing Man

  13. THX 1138 Says:

    Finally, Barney is put to good use.

  14. Innocent Bystander Says:

    1) that person seems to be riding side saddle on that dinosaur

    2) that child is defending the last bath bomb from that mossy statue

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    1) I hope his fetish involves unguents and balm, because that’s what he’s gonna need, riding a critter that size in no trousers. I like how Red Beard is clearly saying “No, you idiot, THAT WAY with the murder beast!” Or, considering the blurb, “Direction, there!”

    2) Unsure whether to be disappointed or happy with German Fetish being not at all what I suspected. Good thing that appears to be just a statue, as I don’t fancy the odds of small child with a right arm that misshapen and wrongly placed against anything truly predatory. Also, the uber-80s running shoes, which strike me as even more out of whack than #1’s leather short-shorts.

    Wiki sez there really is a hot-air balloon in it.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    1. If you blur you vision a bit it looks like the guy on the ground has skewered the dino through the stomach, and the guy on top is pulling the spear out the other end

    2. It looks like a kid who was practicing his shot-put for the school track team got transported to an ogre who was winning, quite zealously, at king-of-the-hill….

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    No Monty Python sketch could match the scene in a real book shop in the year 1980:

    “Can I help you, sir?”

    “Yes, I’d like to buy… that… book.”

    “Which one?”

    “That one, next to Dune.

    “This one?”


    “You want The Great Fetish?


    “Say again?”

    “Yes, I want THE GREAT FETISH! There, I said it! Happy now?”

    “No need to get upset, sir. Do you want The Great Fetish gift-wrapped?”

    “No thanks.”

    “Enjoy your GREAT FETISH, sir!”

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