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Good Show Sir comments: Alien (Noun) join (Noun) with the (Noun) of Earth to (Verb) Tomorrow!

Published 1973

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: 8.60 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “The Haunted Earth”

  1. fred Says:

    If I wait and watch long enough I know the head of space sheep will appear, sitting atop the body of CS Lewis.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “Give me strength! What have I told you boys about putting your toys away?”

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Introducing the Swiss Army Cacodaemon

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Alien (hipsters) join (genitals) with the (cover artists) of Earth to (diddle) Tomorrow!

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Alien (Bronies) Join (Instagram) with the (Cosplayers) of Earth to (BoreEveryoneShitless)* Tomorrow!

    *It’s pronounced bo’less and of course it’s a noun.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Snakes on a dame!

  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Okay, but what does the woman in the knitted maxi-dress and snake-spaghetti hair have to do with any of that?

    Doesn’t Earth presumably have demons of its own to team up with Earth ghosts? Why do alien ones need to be imported?

    Alien (Hucksters) Join (Ebay) with the (Gullible) of Earth to (Scam) Tomorrow!

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s an untypically…playful cover for Koontz. (Look at some of those goofy little critters in the larger picture!) I guess this was before he got popular enough to rate”stylish” covers. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51l2qoRo+wL._SY368_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

    Alien (Leprechauns) join (pots o’ gold) with the (Plutocrats) of Earth to (Buy) Tomorrow!

    @GSS ex-noob: perhaps it’s because terrestrial demons are stuck in hell while alien demons are free-range?

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    @GSS ex-noob

    Maybe the spaghetti/snake haired women is an early avatar of the flying spaghetti or maybe there’s a whole raft of pasta themed deities and they’ll team up to save us from the demons/ghosts and other sundry refugees from a knock-off Terry Gilliam animation.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    For me, the most amusing thing is how all the creatures at the bottom seem to be milling around in confusion and mild annoyance. They need to be supplied with some dialogue from The Raket and Skibet Show.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: Yay? Your idea makes as much sense as the cover does.

    @Tor: Because of Space Covid all TV production has been shut down so there are no new episodes of Raket and Skibet.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSSxn: Another reason we need a vaccine stat!

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tor Mented: looks like the demon on the left is just dropping them onto the Earth, like some prankster setting mice loose in a theater. Possibly they have no more idea of what’s going on than the mice would.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    A round of Chinese Whispers will produce a blurb that makes JUST AS LITTLE SENSE as the original:

    Psst! Alien demons join hands with the ghosts of Earth to conquer tomorrow!”

    Psst! Alien demons join a band with the cost of Earth to conquer tomorrow!”

    Psst! Alien demon joints, and a band with the cause of Earth to conkers tomorrow!”

    Psst! Alien demon joints, and a band with dirt on kinky tomatoes!”

    etc…

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