Feb 13

The Greatest Adventure of Beany and CecilClick for larger image

Marvin Comments: “Girls Gone Wild” meets “Evolution Gone Wild”

Published 1960

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: 6.44 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Greatest Adventure”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Watch the hair!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Make up your minds. Is it a Great Novel, or The Greatest?

  3. fred Says:

    Her hair color seems to be evolving.

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    So, is this a case starting from the top and learning the finer points of perspective as he went along, or starting from the bottom and utterly abandoning perspective when he realized he was close to deadline and still had a dinosaur face to paint?

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Evolution gone wild”. Nonsense Evolution just realised it had forgotten to try the oversized carnivorous sauropods with binocular vision option and decided that the early 1960s were as good a time as any to rectify the omission.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Some guys are dumb enough to try anything to get out of the friend zone.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A young Donald Trump was fired after his brief apprenticeship as copy editor at Ace Books – and swore never to read a book again.

  8. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    You’ll note this is described as a “classic” (tiny type, upper left corner). So it is. According to the all-knowing, it was first published in 1929.

  9. Adzel Says:

    No worries. One look from Blonde Medusa and those long-necked raptors are insta-fossils.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    They’re both Tony Randall in ‘Seven Faces of Dr Lao’. The cut drag scene wasn’t George Pal’s finest hour.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    @Adzel ‘Blonde Medusa’ would be an excellent name for a band.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    It seems to me so very odd
    To have a carnivorous sauropod.
    They should munch on trees, they should munch on grass,
    But never should they munch your body.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That knife is really putting the fear of god into those dinos!

    @Tor M—GSS! 😉

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I see the Diplodocus [1] brothers decided to go trick-or-treating as Dracula this year.

    @Tor Mented – a certain lack of research put into dinosaur habits seems characteristic of the era. “King Kong” (1933) also had a man-chomping brontosaur.

    @B. Chiclitz – that just _begs_ for a Far Side type cartoon: “Look out, Ted! The human has a knife!”

    [1] Given that even the largest sauropods had heads generally less than three feet long,unless Lillie’s second theory is correct these dinos are roughly the size of Classic Godzilla. Evolution run wild indeed.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The vicious animals are pretty cool. Good show, Emsh. That was obviously the part of the cover he cared most about. This is the second in a row where there’s prominent dentistry facing the viewer, after

    Damsel has a very good, very new perm for it to be so tight and kempt in this situation. Perhaps evolution’s gone wild due to an ozone layer destroyed by too much hairspray.

    @B’mancer: It’s the Greatest adventure, but the novel is only Great. The cover is Pretty Good, and the blurbage is Poor.

    @Adzel, Tat, JP: good tag team, sirs!

    @Tor — perfect till the last letter. 😉

    You lot complaining about the teeth and size of heads are forgetting that this is evolution gone wild. Of course it’s off-spec!

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