Mar 15

Witch witch is witch?Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Bonus Irish Witch two-fer on one cover. You get the Madonna … and the whore!

Published 1977

You remember this one. (Check out the bonus HD image.)

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: 8.15 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Irish Witch”

  1. fred Says:

    Be careful around that crown or you’ll lose an eye.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    You tried to give Father Ted one of those all-female remakes AND NOW LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENED!

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Sorry we can’t afford costumes, ladies. We blew the art budget on the crowns.”

  4. Alice Says:

    Dennis Wheatley is The Irish Witch.

  5. drlemaster Says:

    Will someone please get the lady in back a space sheep so she can put her arms down?

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    No Siobhan, that’s not the voice of God – you’re picking up Alex Jones on local AM radio.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX, drlemaster: Down with this sort of thing.

  8. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “I call forth the dark powers…”
    “Does rubbing your nipples evoke your powers?”
    “No, this just feels good.”

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    It must be Flashboob Friday.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    The rejected cover shows Benny and Bjorn sacrificing a goat.

  11. Hammy Says:

    o/~It’s a black magic story,
    It’s a black magic story,
    It’s a black magic story,
    Cover’s got me so blind I can’t see,

    It’s a black magic story,
    GSS tryin’ to make an example of Wheat-ley…..o/!

    Gah! Apologies to Carlos Santana and all of GSS. Just can’t make that last line scan….

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    If that’s an Irish witch, I’m Queen Mab, and I’m not feeling any butterfly wings when I lean back in my chair.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s an Irish Witch in the same way Irish coffee is Irish.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That’s proper Wheatley cover, that is. Except the woman at the top (Young Cher?) has helpfully self-censored herself. But there’s no obligatory Evil Object! She’s even got her cross on right way up. Are Irish witches still Catholic at heart?

    Blonde lady really is wearing a bunch of car antennae, isn’t she?

    “Wheatley” sounds like it ought to be some sort of breakfast food. A bad, tasteless one.

    @Tat: Took me a second, but yes. Perfect for 1977, too.

    @Hammy: A good effort, nonetheless.

  15. Hammy Says:

    @THX (#13):

    A couple of shots and *everyone’s* an Irish witch, you mean?

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This cover and GSS’s comment bring back a memory of a Hallowe’en party I attended in my wastrel youth and two girls were dressed as witches and out of nowhere a guy I think was tripping came up and started asking me “Which witch is which?” over and over in an increasingly manic voice as I tried to ease off to the porch and safety. I still don’t know the answer, but thanks for reminding me.

  17. fred Says:

    Judicious cropping saved the girl from the Grantville Gazette cover from another jailbait appearance.

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    I have been to Ireland many times and I must say, this is exactly what Irish witchery looks like.

  19. B.Chiclitz Says:

    Despite the meticulous and pretentious posing, White Witch’s crown is still a bit cockeyed. Must be the uneven weight of all those old rabbit ear antennas the prop guy added.

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A triumph of 1970s bad taste.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Maybe she’s turning her head to try and bring in a clearer signal.

    Not having a child handy to move the rabbit ears around and then stand there when the picture’s perfect.

    (Not that I have non-fond memories of that, being the youngest.)

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—In my childhood home that honor fell to my little sister, until she rebelled and threatened to destroy my comic book collection if I didn’t spell her occasionally. Mom and Dad serenely let us work it out for ourselves, as long as they got to see McHale’s Navy.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: I was the little sister, so I had no recourse, nor anything to threaten because my older brother’s stuff was cool and he let me borrow it.

    However, when I married and the station that showed Doctor Who only sort-of came in at the location of our little cheap newlywed apartment, Mr. xn was the designated antenna-twiddler. He had grown up in a place that barely got 2-3 stations, so even though he was the oldest, he was an expert.

    And then we moved and got cable, so no one’s had to do that for a while. We do have an antenna in the attic now, which led to a fun if dusty adventure for our fluffy cat who’d sneaked up behind him during installation.

    At no time did any people or cats wear them on their heads, though.

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