Mar 22

Walkies?Front Cover

Melania!Second Cover

Good Show Sir comments: We rescued him from the shelter because of those puppy-dog eyes. Then the killing started.

[Note the front cover has eyeholes that reveal the eyes of the second cover. Confused? See here.]

Thanks to JuanPaul for sending this in.

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: 7.43 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Predators”

  1. NomadUK Says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘can’t get you out of my head’.

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He’ll tame the werewolf girl through the power of his Kirk Douglas chin.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    When Quantum Leaps go wrong.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a fresh twist on Greek mythology via ‘Galactica 1980’: Dillon is born from the brow of Athena.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    These high-concept covers can get to be a little too much. The first cover has eyeholes that reveal the eyes of the second cover, which has a split in its head revealing his lower torso on the third cover, which has an open fly revealing the . . . .

    I guess you could say it’s just covers all the way down.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Not only can’t she get him out of her mind, but he’s riding shotgun there.

  7. fred Says:

    Two words. Nipple eyes.

  8. Ryan Says:

    How much dope were they smoking at the publisher when they approved this cover idea?

    “Let’s make the cover an expensive gimmick that will raise our printing costs, make the actual book more difficult to handle and read, but sell no additional copies!”

    “Nice! Also, let’s make it almost impossible for the eyeholes to line up properly with the second cover’s eye locations, so that neither illustration is convincing, but which emphasizes the look of the primary cover to that of an ill-fitting Halloween costume!”

    “All right!”

    *High fives all around*

  9. Leak Says:

    Well, I think Stjepan Sejic made that concept work a lot better:

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I like how the fact that the eyes don’t light up gives the werewolf an uncertain or dishonest expression. Eyes darting from side to side, mouth open in an “uhh… ahhh”.

    I remember Athena popping out of the head of Zeus fully armed, but have never heard of it gender-swapped in modern times.

    (And now I see @Tat beat me to it, only better. Sigh.)

    Or is it a transporter malfunction?

    @B’man: GSS!

    @Ryan: They missed the one other thing you’d expect on a cover like this — the title isn’t embossed. So, really, they *saved* money, right?

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    Godammit, Shakira!

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Leak: Stjepan Sejic makes everything comics 20% cooler.

    @GSS ex-noob: You mean the eyes don’t _line_ up?

    The fact the drool seems to be coming from the roof of the mouth as well as the bottom makes it look as if the werewolf has sprung a leak.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: damn you spell check!!! Of course I meant line.

    Maybe the shifty eyes are embarrassment at the excessive drool.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The novel opens with these thoughtful lines:

    “You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog. Crying all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog. Crying all the time. Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit. And you ain’t no friend of mine.”

  15. Hammy Says:

    @ARY (prev.):

    “Uh, thankyuh, thankyuh veruh much!”

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I like the movie much better.

  17. morte Says:

    @Ryan welcome to 80’s horror paperbacks

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