Sep 12

The Dragon Lenscrafter: We'll even make glasses for your 4-eyed dragon friendClick for larger image

Tom Noir Comments: In conclusion, dragons should not wear clothes! Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

Published 1980

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: 6.67 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Dragon Lensman”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    They’ll get the Pete’s Dragon reboot right eventually.

  2. RachelJ Says:

    At last. The Third Experiment!

  3. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Seriously needs a “WTF” tag. I mean, a dragon wearing clothes (particularly a toga–must be hell for flying)? I assume these guys don’t breathe fire. But at least our delicate sensibilities are spared the risk of seeing dragon goolies.

  4. fred Says:

    If I was in authority that dragon would be forced to wear the pants, belt, and boots.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well of course, he’s wearing clothes. If he were naked how would the reader know he’s a redneck* dragon

    *probably sits around all day drinking beer and only uses his flame breath when he needs to light the next cigarette

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Francis – On weekends he and his friends see whether their lungs or their 6.7L Power Stroke diesel F-350s can roll bigger coal.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    He’s not wearing clothes. That’s a human bib. Snacktime!

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Er, excuse me, Mr. Dragon Lensman, but a courtesy flush would certainly help clear up these noxious vapors.”

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    @Lillie Awesome

    Amateurs! This is how you do it.

    And now Google thinks I want to buy a Dodge Ram.

  10. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Now that is some serious smoke!

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Allow me to throw my support behind @Longtime_Lurker’s request for a “WTF” tag.

    The sheer mindboggling nature of this image means it truly deserves one.

    On a side note, I suspect that’s not a real dragon, but some kind of robot. I don’t want to know what kind of real dragon would deign to wear a toga.

  12. Yoss Says:

    You can tell he feels weird about the toga. Notice how stiff and uncomfortable he looks. Or maybe he’s just socially awkward and doesn’t know what to do with his arms.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Yoss—Maybe it’s just the constipation 😉

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Judging from the dragon’s hands, I think the artist left out the newspaper that he was reading.
    “Hey, human, a little privacy here?”

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    We have this one here at chez noob.

    I don’t think the character wore a tunic, ever, just his lens. Which is supposed to be between his many eyes. He’s an alien, not an actual dragon.

    Is the guy on the cover repeating the old fannish joke “(The author) says you can’t sit here”?

    All the text is in one font — such a nice change — till they had to go all stupid on LENSMEN.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Ok, you’ve had your fun. Gimme back my undershirt now.”

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    If that’s Neptune in the background, then they are on Triton , and waaaayyyy underdressed.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “We Lensmen have a dress code.”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: I guess the Lens is keeping them alive?

    Some of Triton’s thin atmosphere is methane, so I guess that’s the smoke.

    This would be another case of “artist only read the title and synopsis”.

    I miss Dave Kyle.

  20. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Hey! My eyes are up here… and up here… and up here!”

    (Somebody had to say it!)

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