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Apr 07

'He's leering at me, Brad. Do something!'Click for larger image

Dionysius Rogers Comments: It’s helpful that the three characters are numbered on their uniforms to verify the count. So that big fork-tongued face is a “city state”?

Published 1969

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: 8.33 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “The Slaves of Lomooro”

  1. fred Says:

    ET phone food.

  2. Adzel Says:

    “You say Lo-Moo-Ro, I say Lo-Moor-O,
    Lo-Moo-Ro, Lo-Moor-O,
    Oh, let’s call the whole thing off…”

    …so sang the citizen-dentists of the Galactic Federation as they helped the giant, slavering, fork-tongued creature at the twisted, tubular gates of the embattled city-state.

    Phew, a picture really does say a 1000 words.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    When photobombs go wrong.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Was this book marked down to 65 of your Earth monetary units or did someone just think that monkey-snake thing would look better with a twirly moustache.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    @Francis: 65 anythings seems excessive for this, which would explain the shocked reaction.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Anyone else reminded of this old album cover?

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    @THX 1139

    Zimbabwean dollars?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Powell Books. Each sentence is 600 words long, with innumerable subordinate clauses, and it ends by denying that a jeremiad about ‘rivers of blood’ is we don’t make him Prime Minister is in any way inflammatory.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Are those green coils some sort of huge plant, and the head is just kinda floating there, or is it some sort of vast serpentine critter with an inconsistent color scheme? (If so, Our Heroes haven’t picked a very good place to stand). And is it Lomooro, or just some random monster encounter, with Lomooro being possibly a city state, a God, the ruler of a city state, or a local superstore with terrible labor practices?

    @Rogers: if that’s a city-state, then perhaps the citizens are some sort of intelligent worms inhabiting its intestines, like those inside Philip J Fry in that Futurama episode, only rather larger. They may need to go around to the tradesman’s entrance.

  10. Raoul Says:

    @Tag Wizard – OK this “Albert Augustus” guy is just Charles Nuetzel and the cover monster looks suspiciously like the monster on his other Powell Book title Warriors of Noomas.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    There’s a remarkable amount of imagination and detail put into the depiction of that tongue. An amazing amount of detail.
    A disturbing amount of detail …

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—that link don’t work. Probably Chinese GSS sabotage. Can you give us a hint?

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – https://www.amazon.com/Court-Crimson-King/dp/B0042EJD5I

  14. JuanPaul Says:

    “Easy, big guy, this shot of Botox will clear those wrinkles right away.”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—ah, yes the yellow jester does not dance but gently pulls the strings
    (all I can remember). Tongue work a little less elaborate, but good connection!

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That’s a mighty tiny spaceship. None of the Galactic Citizens could fit in it. Or is it the city-state, of very small inhabitants?

    (sings) Lomorro, Lomorro, you’re always a real bad day…

    @Francis: it took me quite a while to spot the 65, so obviously I thought the latter.

    @Bruce: I was thinking inconsistent color scheme. And apparently the planet is Lomorro.

    @Raoul: and he founded and edited the line of novels too.

    @B’man: I would purchase one of those options. No points for guessing which.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: I imagine the ship looks small because the artist wouldn’t know perspective if it came up behind him in the form of an inconsistently colored fanged skull with a 65 for a nose and bit him in the ass.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: True dat. Another fine product of UAI.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    People who bought this title expecting a cheesy comic-book were sorely disappointed to find there were no comics panels inside – just text.

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @AR Yngve: it does look a bit like a pre-Code horror comic cover, although those often had better artists.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: yeah, this guy isn’t a patch on EC/Mad. Even when the interior art of the Brand Ecch comics was bad, they tried to get a better cover. (Still true in comics today)

    Also, RIP Mort Drucker. A true genius.

  22. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: Mort was a caricature art _machine_. Over a half of century of consistently solid work in pretty much every issue of MAD, plus many many side projects. Sad to hear he’s passed on.

    91, eh? It seems to me that cartoonists are a long-lived bunch: Al Hirshfeld lived to be 99, Gahan Wilson to 89: I’d better start drawing!

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