Oct 06

It's not ShakespearClick for larger image

Wendy Comments: She’s pointing out his inadequacies.

Published 1987

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Runespear”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, that’s official. Christmas is cancelled this year.

  2. fred Says:

    Something more amazing than a giant, half frozen Odin and a nazi on a dogsled has caught Gray Oldman’s attention and we’ll never know what it is.

  3. Max Bathroom Says:

    Maybe he’s spotted his son and heir, Gary Numan, coming to join them?

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    #(Probably)DicklessWeek on GSS.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Will Ferrell as Odin in a Welteislehre-themed sequel to both ‘Elf’ and the godawful Eurovision film he just dumped on us.

  6. Ryan Says:

    The illustrator really captured the deep feelings of Total Cringe felt by Odin when he realized he was a part of this cover.

  7. Cornelius Says:

    “Watch out Santa! You’ll have someone’s eye out with that th… Oh, you already did.”

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS, Ryan. I was wondering if that was supposed to be “smirk” or “cringe”, but you’ve convinced me of the second.

    “You’ll pry my Runespear out of my dead, cold…oh, wait a minute…”

    Odin doesn’t look very structurally sound.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    “hey, remember that big icicle we saw on the ground back there?”

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Whether smirk or cringe, it appears to be a look of total constipation, er, I mean consternation.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    Snake Plissken will return in “Escape from Vladivostok.”

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @JP: GSS.

  13. Tracy Says:

    Shouldn’t Odin be more impressively muscled? He is the leader of the Norse gods after all. The spear he’s holding is pretty wimpy as well. And the humans’ lack of amazement is pretty sloppy on the part of the artist. I guess he or she couldn’t do facial expressions.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tracy: it’s not the size of the spear with the runes, it’s the size of the runes in the spear.

    Even if the spear is not very large for a Norse God, judging from the size of the sledding Nazi it’s still around as big as a telephone pole, which will make it a bit awkward if Hitler was planning to wield it.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Odin has many reasons to cringe. Scrawny, missing junk, and apparently still needing to pee, which is going to be tough without said junk.

    @fred: GSS! Sums it up very neatly.

    Additional GSS to Francis, Tat, Ryan, and Bruce.

    Milan also wrote a book titled simply “Western”. I can but refer you to:

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Runes-Pear – the arctic-blast refreshing cider.
    “Good enough for the gods”

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