Dec 10

It's a Fiat. It's not going anywhere.Click for larger image

The Grim Reaper busts some moves!Click for larger image

You're lookin' good, Cy Clops!Click for larger image

The Italian X-Men unleash their superpowers.Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Urania” (Italian for “Your Ass!”) is a science fiction magazine that has been around forever and apparently is still in business. So I guess we could call this an Italian Honourable Mentions as well as an Italian Megapost. Anyway, have at it, and divertiti!

Uno. Wait until he discovers you have to put your feet through the floorboards to drive it away.

Due. Say ciao to my little friend!

Tre. At least this solves my unibrow problem.

Quattro. They call me Signore Spock.

Published 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960

Thanks to Armando for sending these in!

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: 8.33 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “Italian Megapost”

  1. fred Says:

    1/4 of the cover space wasted on words instead of extending the artists low paid efforts.

    1 – Dick Blade Fan Club flash mob gets out of hand.

    2 – If I could smell that cover I know it would smell like victory.

    3 – How older crazy Brando would have played Marc Antony.

    4 – Carl Sagan. Time travel exists.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    1: “All I said was that Turkish wrestling looked a little fabulous!”

    2: Say “Sneeze!”

    3: “Man, that toga party in the lab got out of hand last night.”

    4: “You’ll have to speak up, these are purely decorative.”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    1. Wow, those Italian parking inspectors are tough.
    2. Thank goodness for the cute furry critter. That cover was starting to feel a bit bleak.
    3. Eye see what they did there. Well, actually, I have no freaking idea what they did there.
    4. Little known fact: Mad magazine used to do a Vulcan edition.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    1. Stupid cavemen. I’ll just hop into this ’55 Chevy. It’s the future so obviously it must be a self-driving Uber.

    2. “Vampiri della Morte” the new men’s fragrance from Dolce & Gabbana

    3. One eye, one nose, one mouth. Perfect symmetry!

    4. My ears are burning. Is someone talking about how I look?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. “When I said, ‘Bite my thigh,’ I was speaking metaphorically!

    2. “When I said, ‘I can see right through you,’ I was speaking metaphorically!”

    3. “When I said, ‘The eyes have it,’ I was speaking metaphorically!”

    4. “When I said, ‘Please tell me, I’m all ears,’ I was speaking metaphorically!”

  6. Anna T. Says:

    1. Do the cavemen bleed red paint? Because that is really bright staining.

    2. Does that man have a… ghost LEMUR? And for the matter, why?

    3. You’re looking a little short for a Cyclops.

    4. The worst nightmare of people sensitive about the size of their ears.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    1. La Fiat Vita

    2. Death, this is hardly the time for ‘YMCA’.

    3. Is he man-scaping his chest hair?

    4. It’s Sniveling Little Rat Faced Git!

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    1. Second Earth. Just like ours, but with occasional cavemen gangs.

    2. As opposed to vampires of life? And what is that critter? WTF?

    3. Hope they don’t need those slaves to have binocular vision.

    4. Looks like more than one paria there. Also looks like a guy in Spock ears who’d ask, “Cosa, mi preoccupo?”

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Anna T re #2: the lemur is for nipple-caressing.

    “It’s not just that I have giant ears. It’s having to hear what everyone says about my giant ears.”

    GSS: the vampire (and his lemur) _work_ for death, he’s the skeleton guy in the background.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Oh, of course. How silly of me. And thanks (?) for explaining the lemur.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did You Know?
    There was a short-lived Italian rip-off of STAR TREK, titled “Expediccione D’Estrelas”, starring a terribly miscast Bud Spencer as “Capitano Kerko.”

    Each of the 3 broadcast episodes featured the crew of Starship Colosseus going to some alien planet, chatting up some gorgeous alien ladies, and trying to find a decent wine in an alien restaurant.

    Bud Spencer inevitably got into a fight with alien thugs every time. The repetitive plots killed the show, and Spencer started a more lucrative career doing Westerns.

  12. Tracy Says:

    I love that pointy-eared Italian alien on the last cover. I love it when SF illustrations are specifically tailored to the culture of the country they appear in. Sadly, I don’t think that happens much anymore.

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