Feb 26

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Good Show Sir Comments: “Let’s go clubbin’. Meet girls!” [Grunt]

Published 1950

Thanks to Roland for sending this 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: 8.38 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Science Fiction”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, as cosplay it’s cheap, at least.

    No publication date?

  2. Tag Wizard Says:

    @THX – You try Googling it!

    But I eventually figured out a way.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    I am looking forward to this being in the next set of Lee Moyer Cover Recreations.

  4. THX 1139 Says:


  5. JuanPaul Says:

    “Honey! The construction crew is here!”

  6. fred Says:

    A Doug McClure movie of an Alan Parsons Project concept album?

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Doctor, the recurring nightmare I’ve been telling you about? The one where I’m giving a departmental progress report to the executive board in my underwear? Well, it’s getting worse, not better…

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Getting a little hippy there, Grok. Better hit the exercise wheel.”
    “Hunh, and you with the man-boobs.”

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    So which of the four titles listed does this illustrate? My guess is #3.

  10. Leak Says:

    Needs a “convenient censoring” tag for that club…

  11. Raoul Says:

    @Tat – “Awkward for All”

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    Any minute now, someone is going to make a joke about a meeting of Trump supporters.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    @Tor “Hey, we heard they giving away free maga hats!”

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Can I call ‘em or what? 🙂

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:


  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    As usual, Grog hadn’t bothered to shave before the attack on the spaceship, embarrassing his fellow clan members.

  17. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is that a cold planet? Because I think we’re looking at significant, er, shrinkage here.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Aside from the cavemen, the picture is a bit confusing in other ways. Is that an entrance or an exit? Is the yellow in the back the sky and they’re come in? Or is it indoor lighting and they’re coming out? Is the orange bit sky, roof, or an unrelated part of the cover? Is the green stuff carpet? Grass? AstroTurf?

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Grog’s got him some birthin’ hips. Wondering if we have an intersex caveperson there. The leader’s got weird pecs and weird ribs.

    Who had the gall to mark this up to 1/6? I can’t see how it would have been worth 150% at a later time.

    I would not read this on the bus. I doubly would not read this on the bus in 1950.

    @JuanPaul: Trumpsters would be carrying guns, and not wearing jewelry.

    @Bruce: Ya got me. There’s no right angles to go off of. The green stuff appears to be carpet; they could be going from one indoor room to another, all in hideous colours.

  20. anon Says:

    Nothing says ‘science fiction’ like a bunch of cave men.

  21. StevenLP Says:

    It seems to be a reprint magazine, ‘Science-Fiction Library No. 1’: Two stories are from 1941, another by an author who died in 1947 and the remaining one by an author who seems to have only published that one story. I suspect there are no great lost classics amongst them.

    But I would point you I the direction of ‘Science-Fiction Library No.2’: which is arguably even worse – if Good Show sir hasn’t done that cover already, I feel they should do so pronto!

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @StevenLP: so you’re saying we need a Science Fiction Double Feature? Possibly at the late night picture show, with Michael Rennie?

    But seriously — even ISFDB can’t find any info about issue #3. Possibly a mercy.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The story title “Awkward For Me” is a superb, nay, SUBLIME example of ironic juxtaposition. Hat’s off to the publisher who probably changed his name after this.

  24. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I wonder what the one in the back is smirking about.

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Anastasia Steele realized that she was surrounded by billionaire Neanderthal cavemen… and a single radiant thought flashed through her mind: BUT I CAN CHANGE THEM!”

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