Dec 18

Hello all!

It’s getting to that time of year were peace and love fills the hearts of many and an empty hole of pain fills our bank accounts. Also, it is time for us here at Good Show Sir to take a little break over the Christmas period. We will be back, in force, after the new year with a collection of covers that will make you laugh and your eyes bleed.

I do suggest you cast your family and friends to one side both on Christmas day and New Years day to check out the site. We will have a ‘special’ post on both!

Thanks to everyone who visits the site and comments! And if you do have any covers we would love you to send them to us so we can add them to the collection.

We hope you all have a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

– Good Show Sir

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I have to admit I really loved this show growing up. Sci-fi mixed with complex morals. Wouldn’t be caught dead reading this in public though!

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Thanks to Adam Roberts who comments:

I know nothing about this book. But I do know that’s not the way to ride a spider. In fact, I’d say that’s a Kid’s Spider, when the knight is clearly a Grown-Up. He needs to get to the Raleigh Spider shop and trade up a size.

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Thanks to CSA. This breaks every rule in the book! I have no idea why you sent me this, you rebel you. If there is one man who can teach us how to bring up children, it’s the Cosby.

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: 7.18 out of 10)

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9 Responses to “Honourable Mentions 3”

  1. CSA Says:

    I swear Bill Cosby was in the Fantasy section! I didn’t read the back, i assumed it was some sort of time travel book. He does look slightly Wizardly.

    The Spider King book artwork and general layout looks really good in my opinion, but the dude on the spiders look so naff. Definately too big for the spiders, the spiders almost look like they’re grown out of the knights crotches.

    Quantum Leap is just pure 80’s, nuff said

  2. SI Says:

    Someones very judging today :-p

    Of course they aren’t the worst hehe just you all wait till Christmas!!

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    CSA: “…the spiders almost look like they’re grown out of the knights crotches…”

    Are you pleased to see me, or have you got a HIDEOUS GIANT SPIDER in your pants?


    Also: The Knights Crotches. Ace name for a new Fantasy series.

  4. SI Says:

    Nice series! Don’t want to suggest the scary thoughts I just had about what that one could be about.

    We could follow it up with, The Knights Crutches. A touching story of their retirement.

  5. JustinLeego Says:

    Occasional GSS visitor Cara Powers reviewed Curse of the Spider King over on her site Ooh . . . Books!. Turns out that it’s actually not that bad. So it just goes to show, you can judge a book by its awesome spider-knight cover! Nice one, authors.

    Back to the cover itself. I reckon those identically suited lads belong to a race of bow-legged paladins who have stuffed toy spiders sewn between the legs of their armour in an effort to try and hide their unusual gait.

  6. CSA Says:

    Well i’m at work right through to thursday afternoon :'(
    The heating in here isnt working and neither am I… but i still have to be here

    Looking through the old pages here, we have an entire page with only a few comments and some truely amazing covers that surely deserve more recognition….

    Please post something so i have something to keep me alive at work! I need your help

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    There are three men portrayed on these covers.

    Two have a conscience.

    One does not.

    Let’s learn how to tell them apart.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Curse of the Spider-King…I’m going to guess a trilogy, starring a young lad with Magical Wozmit, prickly relationship Love Interest, and Mentor Father-Figure rather than Buffoonish Sidekick. All three are pursued by arthropodial adversaries…

    Mm, a little off. I’m not impressed that the reviewers keep quoting the back of the book as if it were authoritative and/or witty.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So is CURSE OF THE SPIDER-KING like a medieval version of Spider-Man? “With great powers comes great chivalry…”

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