Mar 11

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Lord Kelvin Comments: Bob Morane IS The White Gorilla!

Published 1967

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: 8.30 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The White Gorilla”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He’s multitalented – not just a white gorilla, but also a mime!

    I read some of the Bob Morane comics during the years of my childhood I spent in Spain. I particularly recall the one where Bob Morane fights an alien which looks like an extremely old Mardi Gras participant with crystal eyes who lives in a secret underground kingdom and psychically makes the Easter Island statues walk around and wreck stuff. Or maybe that’s just a fever dream I had.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Whatever you think of zoos, it’s sad to see such a mighty beast trapped on a book cover.

  3. fred Says:

    I haven’t seen deepest Africa depicted in such stunning detail since Toto.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Was this the cinnamon challenge or the ice bucket challenge? Either way the the white gorilla has the right idea. “Enough with your silly internet memes. I’m outta here. And you can be sure that Tarzan will hear about this.”

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    BOB MORANE: Challenging Man and Beast in Deepest Africa


  6. Tweet Jane Says:

    White Gorilla says “rate this cover 10 stars”

  7. THX 1139 Says:

    Whitey Joe Young? (This cover is the gift that keeps giving)

  8. Ryan Says:

    No matter how open he actually was, none of his species-ist teammates would pass the ball to Bob Morane, the White Gorilla.

  9. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Not too many anatomical issues – apart from it all looking like human anatomy. This looks like a man in a white gorilla suit (that could possibly do with a wash) going ‘Grrrr’. Is this the result of the UA working partly from posing in a mirror and partly from imagination, or will the book end with a Scooby-Doo unmasking? If it hadn’t been for that pesky Bob Morane.

    @Francis B: If you mean that brown bit in the background, I don’t want to imagine what sort of challenge it could be.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Challenging man and beast to what? Dodgeball? Charades?

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    @JuanPaul: Read.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    Oh no, those little guys are chasing me and I am trapped inside this book cover!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It makes you sympathize with the gorilla…

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Oh, you humans with your elephant guns and safari clothes and your hip-hop music. BAH!

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This artist obviously didn’t take the UAI course on how to do backgrounds.

    @fred: At least Toto had some tropical plants, decor, and a person of African descent. So I’d argue it’s far more African than this cover.

    @Vlttp: I thought it was a guy with a gorilla mask on too. If The White Gorilla isn’t some sort of unholy mutant/hybrid created by a mad scientist in Deepest Africa — which, judging by @Bruce’s comment is likely — there’s no excuse for any of those proportions, particularly the hands. Unless you’re right about the Scooby-Doo ending.


  16. Francis Boyle Says:


    Well, that cinnamon’s gotta come out one end or the other.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: I can’t tell what Bob over there is holding. It’s just a dark blob. And his right arm/hand are in an end-of-pitch position.

    So perhaps the human-ape-feces throwing is reversed here, and that’s why gorilla is running.

    Either that or Bob’s thrown the shuriken and gorilla’s running before it can get hit in the back of the head.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—That’s classic mime; you can tell he’s a mime by the whiteface. Performs under the name “Mighty Joe Marceau.”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    You gotta have a gimmick. So he’s a mime who performs in a gorilla suit to set himself apart from the other mimes.

    Bob and pal must REALLY hate mimes to go to Deepest Africa to take one out. Did they clear France already and decide to go to the Congo? Zut alors!

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Alternate theory: the white gorillas were the first mimes. Human mimes paint themselves white to imitate the gorillas. Bob is going to Africa to destroy the primordial wellspring of mimedom.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Bob Morane, what a monster!

  22. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @GSSxn 17: Maybe humans originally invented the feaces throwing, back in the mists of time, very soon after discovering how to ferment alcohol.

    19. Is Africa too far to go to hunt a mime? (and when they get shot, do they have to silently stagger about clutching the middle of their chest for a few minutes then fall backwards with their legs in the air?)

    @Francis B. Just rediscovered the band name generator – still funny.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I bet this book isn’t nearly as entertaining as our mime-based speculations.

  24. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “It was this big!”

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