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Rick Deckard Comments: Captain Flandry: Intergalactic hero and weekend cosplay Hell’s Angels re-enactor.

Published 1976

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: 6.22 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Flandry of Terra”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    I hope they’ve at least kept the bunny hop in this revamped Kick Start.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    A Flandry book without a gratuitously sexist cover. Surely this is cause for celebration.

  3. fred Says:

    I’ll go ahead and name one of these nameless horrors. Foes who are horrible shots with weapons.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: thanks a bunch. I’ve got that tune stuck in my head now.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Lacking any apparent steering apparatus, Flandry’s manly motorcycle was of little help navigating through a minefield.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    @BC Obviously it is a mind controlled motorcycle. Unfortunately, Flandry thinks with his d**k so he ended up at the nearest Hooters.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sound of Flandry hopping onto that bike a little too fast:

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Because nothing says cool and brilliant secret agent like “biker warlord.”

    “Take that, tiny clumsy robots!”

    Is that meant to be smoke? Or is he driving through a field of lumpy oatmeal, or possibly overcooked cauliflower?

  9. Hammy Says:

    @Bruce A Munro (prev.):

    Neither oatmeal nor cauliflower. See that explosion in front of Flandry’s adaptive right boot? It’s popcorn, obviously, and Flandry’s foe is using a heat ray to pop it.

    Oh, and why does Flandry’s ride have car tires/tyres on it?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Wait wut?

    Since when did he ride a handlebar-less motorcycle through fields of… popcorn? Wearing a stupid helmet?

    At least there isn’t any cleavage. Yay.

    @JuanPaul (6): GSS.

  11. Ray P Says:

    He’s up there with Adolf, living The Iron Dream.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is it me, or is he sitting backwards on that motorcycle?

    Also, those are clearly fake tings!

  13. Tracy Says:

    Did they get George R. R. Martin to model for the titular character?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: Nah, GRRM has always had more facial hair.

    Little known fact, this was the box art for Nameless Horrors Popcorn back in the 70s. It wasn’t nearly as successful as Screaming Yellow Zonkers.

  15. emster Says:

    But does the unruly cover art make up for the fact that the plot summary on the back cover would put even an insomniac to sleep?

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