Jan 21

Hack that tree to a bloody stump, Faux-nanClick for larger image

Alice Comments: You have to be pretty slow and stupid to get captured by a tree.

Published 1973

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: 6.38 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Flashing Swords #2”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Actually, Faux-nan’s doing his morning calisthenics. Gotta stretch…

  2. fred Says:

    I hope one of the notes explains how wearing nothing but a loin cloth prevents one from becoming tanned.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Somewhere an Ent just got hard.

  4. fred Says:

    An Ent looking for an Entwife is as bad as Tiny Groot looking for Yondu’s prototype fin.

  5. Ray P Says:

    Conan v. the Magical Faraway Tree.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    The blood’s from when he hacked off his left leg

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Edited with an introduction and notes to explain what is happening on the cover.

  8. THX 1139 Says:

    Percy Thrower’s been in the gym.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    What devil-tree is this?

  10. Ray P Says:

    Prince Charles will be upset. Some of these trees are his oldest friends.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Francis Boyle: I’m not at all surprised that Ents get wood.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Getting maple syrup is a lot harder than most people think.

  13. Tracy Says:

    I assume that’s snow on the ground… so why is he wearing a wolfskin onesie?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tracy: blame Conan illustrators, , thanks to which barbarian warriors were forced to freeze their balls off for decades.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Guy in robe better not be a wiiizaaard or the like, getting outwitted by a tree and needing Floppy Spine Faux-nan to rescue him. Maybe he’s Theodoric of York, Medieval Chiropractor.

    Not one of Frazetta’s better works.

    If it’s called “Flashing Swords”, why doesn’t the sword have Ting!

    Maybe the tree ate Faux-nan’s left leg. Which doesn’t explain why his right foot looks gangrenous.

  16. L.B. Says:

    “Oh God. I’m engaged to a douglas fir.”

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ugnar the Unspeakable fulfills his long-held ambition to have sex with a tree that can feel pain.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Lin Carter.”
    Don’t be modest, Mr. Carter — tell us EVERYTHING you did.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Guys! I figured out why Faux-nan is in such a scanty outfit.

    It’s in the first word of the title.

  20. DaveM Says:

    And it was this concept art that convinced Peter Jackson to leave Tom Bombadil out of “The Fellowship of the Ring”.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Tonight on Gardeners’ World, we look at how to prune possessed trees…”

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