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Dec 22

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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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  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?

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