Oct 15

He's way out of oxygenClick for FRONT COVER

Skull's a boppin'nClick for BACK COVER

Patty Cake Comments: You could say it’s a Whitman’s Sampler of stories.

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: 7.71 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Way Out”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    So this is why Sandra Bullock wasn’t interested in that sequel.

  2. Framcis Boyle Says:

    Sorry, but there is no way out from this nightmare in blue.

  3. fred Says:

    Thank God for the skull of modesty.

  4. Adzel Says:

    It was inevitable that an experiment in un-labelled control buttons would eventually lead to “somebody” switching off the artificial gravity.

  5. Ryan Says:

    I owned this exact book in elementary school, and I read it over and over, so many times, in fact, that the cover fell off.

    Despite the fact that it looks like it was designed in the Fisher-Price toy department, this cover was far better than most of what came out in 1973.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    You can tell it’s “way out” by the electrified font.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Caveman: “Nooo don’t turn off the gravity”

    Future Boy: “Oops.”

    Scientist: “I probably needed better safety protocols on my time travel experiments.”

    Skull: “That’s what I said!”

  8. Cornelius Says:

    Judging by the angle between torso and legs on the front cover, I’m guessing he’s just had a life-changing accident.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Cornelius: clearly, in the Future, Man (as well as Woman) will evolve the ability to reproduce comic-book cover poses.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Okay, awkward cover for sure. But those are some beautiful shades of blue.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Way out where the lab’s artificial gravity fails.

    I submit that cover boy is a perfect representation of the fine old English word “gormless”. Also, I’m not sure how his lower and upper body fit together.

    @Ryan: Indeed, for a kids’ book in 1973, it’s not a terrible cover. At least the back isn’t.

    @BC: It’s very 1973, man.

    @Bruce: The Future!

    @JP: They are very soothing.

    @TagW: I just tried to post this and got an automatic message saying “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

    This is the first comment I’ve tried to post today! Has WordPress or your ISP attained snotty sentience with a bad sense of time?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So just for that, I’m going to post another comment.

    @TagW: I couldn’t get Bokrug to show up with a search of the site. I feel he deserves his own sidebar, even more than Technical Difficulties do.

    You never know when someone’s going to think of another pun to add to the Most Epic Thread EVAR! and need to find Bokrug in a hurry.

    Also, sometimes it’s just fun to contemplate the accumulated wit and wisdom of the GSS commentariat.

  13. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Bruce A M: 8) This will probably happen before Unknown Artists Institute graduates develop the ability to reproduce human poses.

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