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Jul 30

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Wendy Comments “Don’t move or the platypus in the trenchcoat gets it!”

Published 1995

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “The Knights of the Black Earth”

  1. fred Says:

    That is a funny way to spell Tracy Hickman.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Gardener’s Question Time: Behind the Scenes.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    If that’s a platypus, presumably it’s the Michael Bay version of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ where The Rock was cast as Rodney.

    https://phineasandferb.fandom.com/wiki/Aloyse_von_Roddenstein
    (And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OibMXIUUXG8 just in case)

  4. THX 1139 Says:

    The initial artwork for Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet? Rejected.

  5. Ikari Gendo Says:

    I’m seeing a bald cyborg with a Nerf gun, an arts-and-crafts lady with her hot glue gun and… Paddington Bear?

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Noting the guy with the gun descending the ladder, Platypus Paddington Bear attempts to utter a whispered, half-choked, “Behind You” to his companions, who are busy earnestly looking in exactly the wrong direction.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Nothing says “The Future” like a WWII vintage flashlight.

  8. fred Says:

    He’s got an earring. I think a frickin’ metal arm and who knows what else would be all the body ornamentation one could possibly need.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I’m much better at drawing trench coats than aliens”

    That mechanical arm looks like it could be disabled by any six year old with a pair of scissors.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    That tense scene in Alien when Ripley has to decide whether to shot the alien or the psycho cyborg.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    🎶Come with me
    And we’ll be
    In a world
    Of OSHA violations

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The woman might be Ripley. She might be from the original “V” series and about to unhinge her jaw to eat whatever that is in the trenchcoat.

    Whoever she is, I hope either she or the shadowy background figure shoots the smirking overcompensating cyborg dudebro.

    Unless that’s actually Margaret Weis with Don Perrin, plus their Platypus Bear “And”.

    @Tat: Could also be the plummeting monotreme from “The Platypus of Doom” (last seen splatting on Sarnath).

    @BC (6,7): GSS! Me dear old da had one of those in working order well into the late 70’s.

    @JP: GSS.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: that would be the arch-nemesis of the Doof that Came to Sarnath, wouldn’t it?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: The Food that came to Sarnath?

    Margaret, And, Don: pictured and credited L to R.

    I’m not ruling out that that might be Howard the Duck in the trenchcoat either. This is certainly a world he never made.

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