Jul 21

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Wyatt Carter Comments The Real Y2K Problem.

Published 1958

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: 6.38 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Crisis 2000”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    And women were all like “Meh”.

  2. fred Says:

    Looks like a late 50’s JFK with different hair.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Looks like an apocalyptic Pepto-Bismol ad.

  4. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Well he does look a bit powerless with that physique – but I might be underestimating the devastating power of his Atomic Genitals.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    They were. . .

    Anthropomorphic boobies!

    There’s a theory that gas giants could be inhabited by balloon creatures filled with hydrogen. Now if they travelled in pairs they could be unstoppable – atomic genitals notwithstanding.

  6. fred Says:

    That’s a lot of crisis, and it’s a rather pedestrian effort for the 2000th book in a series.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    At lot of needless graphics effort went into putting the “2000” behind the dude’s right hand.

  8. Adzel Says:

    Mola Ram, the early years.

  9. NomadUK Says:

    Well, at least they came from Saturn and not from Uranus.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Surely Level 42 were mid-80s, not fin de siecle?

  11. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    @fred: He looks more like Arnold Schwarzenegger before he sent for the Charles Atlas book.

    @verylatetotheparty: Good show, sir!

    And thank you all for making me laugh during the time of the beer virus!

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    None could withstand the power of their atomic crotch-fuzz!

    Looks like a 6 year old got hold of the red marker at some point in the coloring process.

    Are they supposed to be clones, or did the artist come up with a “guy from Saturn face” and they decided it was too much trouble to come up with a second, let alone third one?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ran out of everything but red, yellow, and black paint, did we?

    I suppose the colors might have been an attempt to get the punters’ attention since the artwork is so bland. Meh.

    @THX: see above line for proof.

    @Vlttp: I think the Atomic Crotch is causing the withering away of everything else. His legs are already gone and his muscles are small. Presumably the other two heads show a more advanced version.

    Maybe that’s the titular Crisis? And Earth men are powerless because they’re worried it’ll spread to them?

    @Adzel @Nomad @Bruce: yes.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    They’ve all got a bad case of the Crazy Eyes.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Wait a minnit—are they the “They” or are they the “Men”?

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: they look a bit too much alike to be a cross-section of “Men”, even 1950s “Men.”

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: I think they’re They, or possibly Him since They look to be clones.

    Also I thought the one non-red/yellow blob next to the title was a Viagra pill, which might go with Atomic Crotch.

  18. Simon Wagstaff Says:

    Am I alone in thinking that this cover art is fantastic?! This was before people used computers to generate cover art and actually illustrated them the old fashioned way. I would love to have this piece hanging on my wall as I listen to Man, or Astro Man?

  19. THX 1139 Says:

    @Simon W: Man or Astroman?! The perfect accompaniment to so many of these works of art! I must have listened to Experiment Zero a hundred times…

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