Jun 27

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Jeremy R. Comments: Featuring Graham Nash as David Innes!

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: 5.57 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Pellucidar”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Graham Nash. Nah, that’s Baldrick before he let himself go, seen here on an epic turnip hunting expedition.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    My, those spears can be heavy, can’t they?

  3. fred Says:

    Unlike on ‘Thuvia, Maid of Mars’, Burroughs actually gets a capitalized name.
    Actually, in the air above the largest flying lizard is what appears to be a levitating sheep.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    What’s that poking out the side of his loincloth?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It’s not Graham Nash as David Innes, it’s Neil Innes!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    UAI Instructor:
    Settle down, settle down class. We at UAI are well aware that feet are hard to draw. We recommend you not even make a gesture at trying to do so since the results will most likely be, let’s be honest, embarrassing. However, as you see in this example, if you focus on the mammarum papillis, which are rather easy to draw, there’s a good chance your adolescent male readers will not even notice the conspicuously absent feet.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    This cover pre-dates the films with Doug McClure, so did it influence the casting of Caroline Munro as Dea?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    I’m surprised that Pellucidar counts turquoise hair dye among the things its civilization possesses, given the otherwise primitive level of technology on display.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: It’s Mahar quano. Don’t tell her.

  10. J Greely Says:

    She’s so tough that she superglued her left arm back on after it was cut off. At least, I hope it’s attached to something…


  11. MakkaPakka Says:

    Why is there a dog standing on the back of the pterodactyl?

  12. Ray P Says:

    If Joan Collins could appear in Space 1999 and Cinzano ads with Leonard Rossiter she would stand for anything. Panel van ready art.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    @makkapakka I’m not sure it’s even a pterodactyl. Kind looks like a Great Blue Heron.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is Baldric wearing a fringed leather bodysuit?

    @J Greely: Considering the plastic appearance of her major attributes, it might mean she’s a Barbie doll. That would explain both her arm construction and fancy wardrobe.

    @MakkaPakka: Can’t be anything so harmless as a dog; must be a dire wolf. After all, this cover’s pretty dire.

  15. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, being Baldick, it’s ripped not fringed but the effect’s the same. He’s also, if I’m not mistaken wearing a baldric.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: Good eye! So approrpriate. This is obviously a lost episode of “Blackadder at the Earth’s Core” Perhaps it’s Rowan Atkinson on the pterodactyl?

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: disguised as a dog? Or perhaps it’s a CGI dog voiced by Rowan Atkinson. The Mahar’s humorous sidekick.

    I can’t quite whether the woman’s forehead thingies are part of her headdress, or if she’s supposed to have antennae.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: They do appear to be growing out of her hair rather than the headband. And they’re blue at the bottom as well, shading into black. I don’t know if she’s sensing something to her left, or if they need some starch.

    I was thinking it was Rowan in a dog costume. Another cunning plan.

  19. Tracy Says:

    I can’t figure out if the man is wearing trousers or if his legs are just badly painted. If he is wearing trousers, why the loincloth over them? It would be like wearing your underwear over your pants.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Those lands have got to be perilous, considering that the temperature is around 5,430 °C (or 9806 °F for Americans)….

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