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Ryan Comments: Reg Lathium was tired of these Cosa Nostra, or Mafioso, or whatever the underworld called itself, trying to get into his caves.

Published 1978

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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15 Responses to “The Caves of Reglathium”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Is D’Anus the new Dick Blade? Maybe not naked enough.

  2. fred Says:

    In no way related to or influenced by ‘First Men in the Moon’.

    Author interview posted on a sex (not porn) site ten years ago. Read, then be sure to shop early for Xmas.

  3. Bob Says:

    His bikini bottom has come undone. From bold to buck naked.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Dannus’? Like an eight year old called ‘Danny’ who wanted to be a gladiator. And that’s not the only thing that reminds me of ‘Future-Worm’ here.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    A bold adventure in the depths of his underwear

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The suspiciously _well-lit_ underworld.

    The caterpillar rider advanced. Slowly.

    A couple puzzling features to the right of our cheeky hero: there’s that giant orange blancmange (poorly drawn flames? Goooold? Blancmange?), and what looks like the tail of a large reptile (exiting stage right since it doesn’t want any of this nonsense?)

    I know Mike Sirota through his “bicycling through time and space” stories, of which I read two. I was unaware of the, hmm, breadth of his writing. He was still at it as of 2019, at least.

    From his website:

    “But Mike is now bringing his stories back to life in newly revised, rewritten editions, both eBook and paper, under his own imprint, Atoris Press. “

  7. THX 1139 Says:

    “Atoris Press”? As Kenneth Williams observes in Carry On Behind, “It’s neither one thing nor the other!”

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    BTW, “Dannus” is Sun Nad spelled backward.

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    So that’s the place where the Reglathium in my toothpaste comes from.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ARY—I was just about to note that I saw it advertised on TV last night as a cure for bad taste. Possible side effects include lack of proportion, loss of color balance, swelling thighs and caterpillar infestations. Ask your doctor about Reglathium™!

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ryan: GSS! for the art direction!

    He’s holding the sword like a righty, but his swing looks lefty. Switch hitter?*

    His spine is doing the sort of thing usually seen in “Escher Girls” drawings. Does he have some sort of ball joint in his waist? Is this another “painted from the contents of the kid’s toy box” cover? A kid named Danny?

    @Bruce: It’s definitely some sort of blancmange or other pudding-esque thing. Perhaps it means to win Flushing Meadows.

    *yes, yes, fnarr fnarr.

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    My theory is that he was a lefty but he did that intimidating sword twirling thing and now he has to use his right hand. (His left is in the jaws of the lizard scuttling away in the corner.)

  13. Tracy Says:

    What is that wormlike thing on / in his briefs? At first I thought the artist meant to depict a crease, but’s too harsh and three-dimensional. I’m wondering if it’s a parasite, one of the young of that caterpillar creature. Or maybe the hero has a small tail he usually keeps tucked in between his cheeks? I am overthinking this

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    @Tracy: Maybe our hero isn’t as brave as we thought he was.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: The scabbard being on the right suggests he’s a lefty. I guess losing that hand explains why he’s got a glove or prosthetic on the left arm.

    Maybe the caterpillar ate it and is now following him like the alligator and Captain Hook.

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