Nov 29

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George Comments: Mirror, mirror, on the floor, me and my bug are going to war!

Published 1983

You might remember this from here. But you would be wrong.

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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18 Responses to “The Sorcerer’s Skull”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    At first glance I thought those two were riding those bugs and jousting.
    Now THAT would be a stupid cover.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s like a dog seeing its own reflection.

  3. DonPaul Nogueira Says:

    “There’s something you should know. I am not left handed! Ha HA!”

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “There’s something you should know. I am not left handed! Ha HA!”

  5. fred Says:

    A slightly modified soundtrack from ‘National Lampoon’s Family Vacation’ sung by Wayne Newton would do nice,

    Was this sorcerer called Exotropia Stabismus?

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Astoundingly we have yet another example of the Misplaced Scabbard Syndrome, where an apparently right-handed swordsman has his scabbard on his right hip. What is wrong with these cover artists? Have they never engaged in swordplay? I do think that over the past years I have made a case for a “Misplaced Scabbard” tag, no?

  7. drlemaster Says:

    Spider is all, “Whoa, do I really have that many eyes and legs? No wonder everyone is so freaked out when they see me.”

  8. Anna T. Says:

    So he’s definitely fighting his evil twin or duplicate on an icy lake while not-Skeletor watches from on high, yes?

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    You can pick your skulls, and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn’t pick your skull’s nose.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Worst. Jackanory. Ever.

  11. daard23 Says:

    When I saw this cover, I immediately thought of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”.
    Obviously it would have to be the 8 bit version of the song.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “You’re an _evil_ mirror clone, right?”
    “Damn.Why are they always evil?”

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    I think they’re both good guys – neither has a tell-tale goatee.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomance@driemaster@Tor Mented: GSS!

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’mancer (1): At first glance, I thought they were both bug-centaurs, which I think is even worse!

    @Tor: GSS! You’ve summed it up perfectly.

  16. A3Kitsune Says:

    No comment on the new tag Tag Wizard created for this cover?

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Skeletor did a lot of celebrity guest appearances just to coast on his “He-Man” fame.

  18. Wilbur Says:

    You have to admire the artist’s dedication to mirror image action, given that he or she has included both a vertical AND and horizontal mirror image, for a total of four views of a single character and his arachnoid companion.

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