Nov 13

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Arthur Dent Comments: There’d better be a flying nun in this novel or I’m taking it back for a refund.

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: 7.50 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “The Committed Men”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    There’d better be an explanation of how the Flying Nun acquired an afterburner. Perhaps someone made an excessively large donation of beans to the convent.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Sally Field reveals her true nightmare scenario – wrapping Sellotape around your face.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Is this a long lost de Chirico?

  4. Paul Says:

    “You want a what? A smoking hot nun? You got it!”

  5. fred Says:

    Trump watches Shin Godzilla, changes all of America’s nuclear bomb delivery systems to trains. Despite….you know…oceans.

  6. Ray P Says:

    If only Stanley Kubrick had worked with Monty Python and brought this combination of The Sound of Music, Clockwork Orange, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Death Race 2000 to the screen.

    Has the nun just been passed by the driver featured on the cover of On Wheels?

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Still, this IS notably higher quality than 95% of the “Panther Science Fiction” covers we’ve studied so far…

    …which is faint praise indeed.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    The nun seems to be screaming, “stop it’s a sin!! ” while simultaneously getting destroyed in the most epic WWE match ever.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    While everybody is being distracted the monster’s two claws are just breaking through the ground.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose the alien thinks everyone else on this cover ought to be committed, if nothing else.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    As far as I can tell, there’s not a man in sight on this cover. I guess they’ve all been committed to the asylum in the background. You know, the one that’s just been nuked—by a woman no doubt.

  12. Ray P Says:

    This isn’t Gender Genocide by Edmund Cooper. It’s rock n roll by the writer of Viriconium.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    Yes, you DID leave the gas on.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Correction: The Frying Nun.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    I think it’s more of flambe nun.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Q: why did the nun cross the road?

    A: to castigate the woman- fishman couple on the other side.

    That’s either a really small atomic explosion or a really huge building. Perhaps it’s supposed to be a line of sight thing and the atomic explosion is a lot further away. Or maybe it’s just a regular atomic geyser.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Just noticed those speed racers hurtling toward the atomic explosion building. I guess it beats having to deal with the insufferable Sister Bertrille.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Looks more like a Mother Superior than the Flying Nun. Obviously “Superior” refers to her propulsion.

    Panther Books — the gift that keeps on giving (to GSS). Were the people responsible for the covers ever committed? Shouldn’t they have been?

    @Ray P: I think the artist watched all those movies one day and then took drugs/ate spicy food and dreamed this.

    As to movies that post-date this, the woman with fish-baby is obviously a missing post-credits scene from “The Shape of Water”. Which the nun disapproves of, and also of the guy from “Wheels”.

    @Bruce: it might be just a very big fuel/air kind of explosion instead of a nuke.

  19. JJYoyo Says:

    @Bruce, @GSSxN: To me it looks like Kim Jong Un accidentally detonated a nuke under his Hotel of Doom

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