Feb 27

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Alice Comments: “There. Feel the thin-edge of my annihilation!”

Published 1999

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: 7.88 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Earth Set Free”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares finally goes too far.

  2. fred Says:

    The Persian Gulf seems to have gotten bigger or Trump removed Iran.
    Love the color palette.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    I hate to see a sweet pair of moobs get damaged.

  4. Ryan Says:

    Between bouts of broadcasting the news for rival television stations, Biff and Ted like to lift weights, use steroids, and engage in space-faring kitchen-knife duels. The early 1960s were a simpler time.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Wigs in Spa-a-a-a-ace!

  6. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s the Frankie Goes to Hollywood reboot of the Two Tribes video we deserve!

  7. Ryan Says:

    Also, when I saw “Published 1999”, I scoffed.

    The Source of All Wisdom, Wikipedia, says that this was published in 1953 under the pseudonym Charles Grey as “Space Hunger”, which makes WAY more sense.

    His books’ titles alone are worth the read of his article (, with such top performers as:

    – Dynasty of Doom
    – Web of Sand
    – Slave Ship from Sergan
    – Reverse Universe
    – Atom War on Mars
    – Century of the Manikin
    – Kalgan the Golden
    – Spawn of Jupiter

    You can’t tell me you wouldn’t read these thrilling tales based on the titles alone.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Ryan – The book might have been published in 1953 but I think 1999 is the publishing date of this fine artwork.

    We don’t necessarily read these things. We gaze in wonder at their covers.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Perhaps if I slice your chest right *here* it will help drain those gigantic zits on your forehead. They’re disgusting!”

  10. Alice Says:

    Dude on the left must have fallen asleep face down on the tanning bed.

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    They were human debris, hovering on the thin edge of annihilation!

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    Obviously Trump fanboy slash fiction.

  13. Hammy Says:

    Hey, isn’t that He-Man in the foreground? The hair’s right, the profile is close….

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Earth Set Free from all standards of art!

    Even the Gryphon looks more like an octopus.

    Guy on right is in a bad way. Either festering acne or burn blisters on his head, a slash across his weird moobs, and he looks terrified and unsure what to do with his knife. Guy on the left couldn’t find anyone to put sunscreen on his back.

    It looks like two middle managers dueling it out for the corner office. Scored with the Star Trek fight music, natch.

    The UFO is about to crash into both the planet and the title.

    I can hardly believe this is a 1999 reprint. Looks more like the 1953 original, except back then we knew what torsos are supposed to look like.

    Mr. x-n stared in silence and then murmured “awkward stances”. I started humming the ST music and he agreed.

    @Francis (12): I’m torn between giving you an “ewww” or a GSS. Have both. Disgusting mental image, but perfectly spotted and phrased. Guy on the right must be the latest national security adviser or somesuch, just before he leaves and gets a book deal.


    I cannot wait till Tuesday. I live in a Super Tuesday state and we’ve gotten my weight in junk mail for the challengers and 2 local ballot initiatives. And robocalls.

    If I stacked up all the flyers, TV ads, and ads that interrupt your casual gaming that I’ve seen from Bloomberg… it’d be taller than he is. Close second is Tom Steyer.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    They seem to be riding a glowing yellow ball on a collision course with Earth: this comet isn’t big enough for the two of them?

    “My God: my torso is full of blood!”

    Maybe that’s supposed to be serious flop sweat rather than pimples or burns or eczema on the guy’s forehead? As @GSS ex-noob said, he seems alarmed and perhaps confused by the situation: perhaps he was told to show up with a big knife and no shirt and thought they were going to be cutting up a bunch of mangoes?

    That spaceship doesn’t look like it knows which way it wants to go.

  16. NomadUK Says:

    I’ve seen this episode before.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Maybe the glowing yellow and orange ball is making him sweat.

    The spaceship really needs spinny-indicating lines, not just the swoosh contrail.

    Are the blue jets of material coming off the men or the planet?

    @Nomad: See! I told you that was the correct fight music! I suspect it’s what the artist was thinking of too.

  18. THX 1139 Says:

    Is that a shuriken of approval with an upgrade?

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Robo-shuriken? Mobile shuriken?

    It doesn’t look very approving, though. It’s either going to crash into the planet, slice up the title, or gawp at the fight. Or all of that.

  20. chuffy Says:

    This was a dream Trump had just last night

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @chuffy: In Trump’s dream, the guy on the right was Joe Biden.

  22. Tracy Says:

    Now THIS is a bad cover!

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