Jun 06

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Tag Wizard Comments: An opportunity for the under-utilised “dickless wonder” tag.

Published 1969

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: 8.40 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Planet Buyer”

  1. fred Says:

    Looks like he demolished Europe and replaced it with a T-Rex head shaped continent.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Captain Planet: The Wilderness Years.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    He really ought to see a doctor about that rash but since it’s already eaten his dick maybe he just doesn’t care anymore.

  4. Ray P Says:

    Total eclipse of the heart.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s ‘Find it, Fix it, Flog it, Galactic Edition’.

  6. Alice Says:

    @Ray P – GSS!

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Francis B—The tragic result of wearing one of those “I’ve Been to Sarnath” T-Shirts purchased from Chinese GSS.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Looks like he forgot his wallet. He won’t be doing much buying.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    On the plus side, his hands and feet are relatively well-drawn.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—Probably stencils.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    People are assuming that there’s something weird about this guy’s body.

    What if he just has bizarre taste in clothing and awful ’70s hair?

  12. Ray P Says:

    Body-shaming cover man for having hardly any body. Still, less attention paid to some parts meant more detail on others.

  13. Ray P Says:

    The globe is very poorly drawn. Has someone thrown egg yolk on his head?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I don’t often buy new planets, but when I do I always wear my full body condom and Batman contact lenses.”

  15. Hammy Says:

    “I weel not buy thees planet. It is scratched….”

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Funny how virtually all paintings of Earth seen from space dated before the Moon landings look so totally wrong now.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @A.R. Yngve: and so often the Earth in SF was described as “green” in, one would think, blatant disregard that 75% of it was covered with blue (or white, when frozen) oceans and seas, and quite a lot of the remainder is desert, yellow savanna, or more ice.

  18. Ray P Says:

    The ‘good green Earth’ surely referred to the parts where people lived? The pictured globe has plenty of blue but crudely drawn land masses and no clouds.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Sigh. Another example of art and blurb being all trendy for their time, having nothing to do with the book. The protagonist’s trip is literal, from his planet to Earth. Which he buys, so I suppose he could do what he wants with it @fred.

    Apologies for my absence this past week. I got the final sign-off from my surgeon so the Misadventure of the Broken Leg is OVER!!! I went out to lunch and shopping with a friend to celebrate, plus I got my very first smartphone, so I had many other things to do this week.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Good news on the leg. Now you won’t risking re-injuring yourself when the covers make you hopping mad! Hope you go dancing this week.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: I never could go dancing before!

    Old joke, but also true — always was a mediocre dancer. The ankle isn’t fully rehabbed yet, still too weak to risk dancing even if I wanted to. But at least I can walk in a normal manner.

    I’m going to be brave and risk not only walking but public transit in a week or so. I will not be reading anything ever seen here on the bus.

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