Aug 12

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Marvin Comments Back from the Death Zone only to find out his wife has run off with Dean Martin.

Published 1964

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: 8.50 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Return”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I can’t believe they repainted Emerald City!”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    “The Return” Now a Major MGM musical.

    Although Mr Flying Tie (how does that work – is the wind blowing both ways ) looks more like Clark Gable so maybe it’s actually an epic historical romance (in space).

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    And I just noted the woman’s skirt is doing a Marilyn so maybe the wind is really confused just like anyone who picked this book up in 1964.

  4. fred Says:

    As far as crap Tony Curtis sf/fantasy movies go, this doesn’t look to be anywhere near as fun as The Manitou.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    With boobies on his shoulders, people will be lining up to give him neck massages.

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    What _are_ those things on his shoulders? Air tanks (the tubes are too thin?) Rocket pack (to fly out of this lousy cover?) Combat salami?

    @Francis Boyle: perhaps it’s a super-science self-moving tie? Sort of like Spawn’s cape, strangling his enemies?

    One would think the guy running with the girl through the futuristic city/giant test tube collection would be the protagonist, but he seems rather too formally dressed [1] for a Death Zone, while our jet pilot suited gentleman, glowering down gigantically from above, looks like the heavy.

    [1] and rather non-futuristically dressed for the city: gives the running duo something of a “people from our time find themselves in a threatening future” vibe.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “C’mon honey, ignore that giant bummed out salami-toting spaceman.
    We’re going . . . dancing!

  8. fred Says:

    It’s obvious he is carrying a couple of canisters of laughing gas to help him to turn his frown upside down.

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    Can you exchange it for something else when you return it?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    No wonder they’re running away — the Death Zone made him grow to a gargantuan size! Luckily for modesty, so did his uniform and shoulder-mounted Tactical Hot Dogs.

    I mean, a giant looming grumpy guy or the smooth lounge tunes of Dean Martin — it’s an easy choice. Or the roguish charm of Tony Curtis, whichever.

    @Bruce: those aren’t tubes on his shoulders. They’re electrical wires so he can cook the Tactical Processed Meat whenever he gets a bit peckish.

  11. Hammy Says:

    @Bruce ($6):

    It’s the dreaded Bologna Backpack.

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Why, oh why did I invest my life savings in that bitcoin scheme?”

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