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Charles Comments: Shirley, you’re jokin’?

Published 1980

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: 7.21 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “City Come A-Walkin’”

  1. fred Says:

    Heh. He needs two brick belts to hold up…..something.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Big Human League fan. The early stuff, mind.

  3. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    OK, I’ll bite: he really is built like a brick s**thouse.

  4. fred Says:

    If he has a brick belly button does also have brick nipples?

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can just about make about brick underpants but you’re never going to convince me he isn’t a dickless* wonder.

    *Please supply your own brick/dick pun.

  6. Griz Says:

    So THATs what those WWII mega-guns were for.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Ugh, this guy. Talking to him is like talking to a brick wall.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m impressed that he got Raybans and a gun in his size. I’m especially impressed because getting them delivered when he’s literally No Fixed Abode would have been tricky.

    You can’t even get them left in a neighbour’s wheelie-bin like when Hermes or Deliveroo pretend you weren’t in.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    Brickolas Cage in “Raising Arizona.”

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Give him a badge and what do you have? Marshall Brickman!

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Clearly the guy is stoned.

    Some people think he’s unreliable, but in fact he’s a real brick.

    After he gets the job done, he’s going out and getting plastered.

    The story does have a city incarnated in human form, but, alas, I don’t believe he’s Kaiju sized.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    City come a-walkin’… and a-shootin’.

    I guess this is another city the city is a-walkin’ through?

    Can’t read the blurb since the larger version is 404.

    A google reveals that the city is San Francisco, which (squints at buildings), OK, I’ll buy that — but then who or what is the anthropomorphic figure? Because there ain’t that much unreinforced masonry in San Francisco, it mostly having fallen down in 1906 and become landfill.

    The soundtrack for today:

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    So, does that giant assault rifle shoot bricks, or projectiles made of street lampposts, or…??

  14. A.R. Yngve Says:

    “We don’t need no education…”

  15. Bruce Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: that whole “no shirt, sunglasses, and assault rifle” look strikes me as more LA than San Fran, but perhaps my prejudices are showing.

  16. Ryan Says:

    Pretty sure I saw this guy once outside the Moscone Center.

    It was either for an Apple reveal day, Comicon, or a Big Brick Manly Men conference.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: definitely much more LA.

    @Ryan: Must have been BBMM — Apple guys aren’t built that solid, and they don’t let you go outside Comicon with your brick weapon.

  18. Tracy Says:

    That gun looks like it’s been drawn by someone who never saw a gun before, only heard about it through descriptions.

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tracy: or someone with no reference material who had seen guns in the past, and though to himself: hey, I can draw that from memory! [1]

    (He couldn’t).

    [1] Back in 1980 you after all couldn’t instantly call up a zillion pictures of a gun on your phone: you’d have to look in a book or magazine, and who has the time for that when there are brick-pants to draw?

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tracy; Bruce: I’d say at a guess that gun’s about 25 metres long: who’s seen a gun like that, designed to be shot with brick fingers? For all we know this might be a painstakingly accurate depiction of such a piece of ordinance.

    (It’s not in the book, so there’s no help there).

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The artist was told the title was “City Come A’Shootin'” so by the time the error was realized, it was too late to do over to fix or remove the almost-but-not-quite gun.

    @Tat (8): he could get his deliveries in an Amazon Locker. A really, really big one.

    Presuming the clock tower down left is supposed to be the one on the Ferry Building, it’s 245 ft/75m tall. His weapon looks to be about twice that.

    @Bruce: He’s wearing a shirt, with a very small collar, and maybe cufflinks?

  22. A. R. Yngve Says:

    From Studio Ghibli comes the masterpiece of Japanese animation:

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