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Dec 22

'These damn rabbit-ear antennas'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Cable TV is fed up with you cordcutters.

Published 1983

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: 7.50 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Return to Kaldak”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s Christmas – of course Dick is watching The Queen’s Speech topless.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Surprisingly for a Dick Blade cover this is almost competent. Sadly, with the advent of digital electronics, the day when a girl could fantasise about being rescued from a fate worse than death by a half naked tv repairman are long gone.

  3. fred Says:

    I didn’t know Dick was also a male model. Calvin Klein jeans?

  4. griz Says:

    I’m just impressed that the cover has the grammatically correct “An Historical”. That’s attention to detail and nuance!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Dick Blade: The Cable Guy

  6. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Jim Carrey in his most controversial role yet!
    CABLE GUY 2: The Boob Tube’s Revenge

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Leaving the telly aside, that’s an impressive meringue in the background.

  8. fred Says:

    Dick needs to take a few lessons from Magnus Robot Fighter.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I can’t, or won’t, quite put my finger on it, but there’s something weird about that Dick’s head.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    “I will NOT be REPLACED by a MACHINE!!!”

  11. NomadUK Says:

    MCCOY: It’s a machine, Jim. You can’t argue with a machine!
    KIRK: Hold my beer …

  12. fred Says:

    You have to go all the way back to Richard Blade #19 to find a clothing challenged Dick.

    http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/2/2d/LTRSFTHRNV1976.jpg

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Aw, yeah, more Dick.

    But not nearly the “quality” we expect. The people seem to be in anatomically possible positions; Dick’s flexing in a way human joints will allow, and she’s passed out cold. He’s wearing full trousers (jeans and a belt), and she’s got enough wraps for modesty, plus what look like her original average-sized breasts.

    The right side (our left) of Dick’s face is the only really odd bit — like he was in a fire.

    I think the TV droid he’s wrestling is the Dimension X evil twin of this guy:
    https://mainframe.fandom.com/wiki/Mike_the_TV?file=Mike_the_TV.jpg

    @Tat: It is the festive season, but this is the oddest John Lewis advert ever.

    @NomadUK: GSS! (and so appropriate for your name)

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A metaphorical representation of suburban man’s struggle against the corrupting effects of public television, set against a stirring background of finely chopped meat.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “But not nearly the “quality” we expect”

    @GSS ex-noob: well, it’s book 36, of a total of 37. Series probably losing the old magic by that point.

  16. Hammy Says:

    BAM & GSSxn – well, greasing up a guy will only go so far….

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Hammy: you can only go back to the grease well so many times?

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I guess by book 36 they were forced to hire more competent artists so as not to scare off any non-diehards.

    Is it chopped meat, or is it one of those chocolate fountains that’s turned off/run out of chocolate? Is the damsel passed out in a diabetic coma from consuming it, and Dick’s taking out the TV that had the ads for it?

  19. Emster Says:

    The unruly robot? Oh, Dick tried to Return to Kaldak as it was under warranty, but when he got there, he found he was, historically, in another dimension where the “ring bell for service” bell was way too tall for him to reach up and “ding” to wake the sleeping sales clerk. Since he was already there, Dick would buy himself a new shirt, a nice conservative flannel from the Kaldak men’s department…

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