Nov 15

Cosplay gone badClick for larger image

Wendy Comments: Last minute Halloween costume fail.

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: 8.75 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “Darker Places”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Well, YOU try and put this tent up!”

  2. Bob Says:

    The sopranos

  3. fred Says:

    Another humdrum day in the life of Anton LaVey.

    Reprinted by Playboy Press in 1980 with the tagline ‘an emotionally wrenching story of incredible psychosexual dependency’.

  4. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    [email protected]: I wonder if Siren mentioned at the end of that blog post can be found in the wild. The cover is gorgeous but nobody seems to know who the artist is. (The book is described by one Goodreads reviewer as unreadable,)

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dammit, I can’t decide whether to make a Garth Marenghi or an Ali G reference.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    @Francis: split the difference and talk about massive stains.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    “I’m dressed as a volcano. BOOOM!”

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s a metaphor for menstrual pains! No?

    (Red Dude looks like a neckbeard with glasses in the smaller version. In the largest we can see it looks more like some sort of hood with outsized eyeholes, and he’s sprouted Count Chocula fangs. Looks like he needs a shave, and I can’t quite tell if he now has a pointy little mustache or not.)

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Welcome to our Satanic Underworld, adept!”

    “Whoa! This was underwhelming. Where’s all the depravity and debasement and such?”

    “This is the Reformed Satanic Underworld. Join us in making this Quilt of Hell. Then we’re going to cook devil’s food – everyone agreed that’s funny – and watch Oprah.”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Oh, man, I wish this had been available when I was in the “re-enacting bad covers” group at a con a few years back. One of the girls was wearing clothes almost the color of the woman-figure, and it would have been easy to throw a blanket over one of the guys.

    Damsel’s toes prove that once again, feet are hard to draw.

    @Bruce: Yes to mustache, and it looks to me like he’s wearing Oakleys that are too small for his head, so they’re practically implanted.

  11. The Blue are coming Says:

    There’s an arrow pointing to one of the “dark places”, but I don’t see anything. She either shaved or is a natural blonde.

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