Mar 02

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Tor Mented Comments: If Dick intends to sit on a throne made of coral, he might want to invest in some trousers. Yee-ouch.

Published 1976

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Guardians of the Coral Throne”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Dick’s been eating his greens (and wearing his blues), because he’s giant sized on this cover.

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Richard Blade, The Man With the Incredible Shrinking and Growing Head!
    SEE his head grow small!
    SEE his head grow large!
    SEE his brain stay small!

  3. fred Says:

    How do Dick’s briefs…never mind. Is she wearing high heels?

  4. Cornelius Says:

    Dick tries to impress her by beating up some midgets.

  5. Ryan Says:

    @A.R. Yngve – well, now that you have written a suitable theme song for Dick, I will always hear it in my mind when I see one of these books. GSS!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At least we now know once and for all that Dick has a really short sword.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Judging by Dick’s non-existent shoulders I conclude that what we have here is a rubber Dick.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I see the man with the amazing glue-on torso is back, and battling either midgets as @Cornelius said, the laws of perspective, or possibly both.

    There’s something vaguely hilarious about those helmets. Do they stick their military paperwork on those spikes?

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s appropriate that Dick features on hump day.

    @THX: The others might just be really tiny?

    @fred: Yes, and no wonder Dick’s having to defend her — high heels are impractical on flat ground, she must be unable to move on that scree.

    @Ryan: What’s the tune, then?

    @Francis: Stretch Dickstrong.

    @Bruce: “We are the Lollipop Guild’s accountants!”

  10. Hammy Says:

    I wonder what’s hovering over the lady that’s obscured by the torn sticker. Looks like someone else was trying to find out.

    Oh, and about her feet – we *know* from long experience here at GSS that “feet are hard to draw”, so I’m voting for “very badly-drawn feet” rather than “indistinct high heels”.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Hammy: When I found this book in a store, the remains of a torn-off sticker covered a lot more of the cover. The woman was nearly invisible. Note the fresh scraps at the bottom of the photo. I was the one who fingernail-scraped off enough of the old sticker to reveal all salient details. Imagine my surprise when I completely uncovered the woman and found that she was not completely uncovered.
    I didn’t finish scraping off the rest of the sticker because I was afraid the shop owner might loom up and accuse me of damaging a valuable antique and demand that I purchase the book. The thought of having to own this volume was enough to make me stop.

  12. Hammy Says:

    @Tor (Prev.):

    I do not blame you at all for desisting in sticker-scraping. Lord knows, I wouldn’t want to be compelled to buy a book with that cover, either.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Left half blind and near crazed by his imprisonment in the Fortress of Brutalism, Dick Blade wiped out the entire circus act before anyone was able to react.”

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    If I ever purchase a Blade book, it will have to be the anthology:
    “Did You Say Dicks?! Smile When You Say That …”

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is this week one of those inexplicable English holidays, or are Admin and Tag recovering from Mardi Gras or something? Leaving us with days of Dick?

  16. THX 1139 Says:

    @GSS xn: They probably can’t tear themselves away from the news. A Dick pic seems an appropriate gesture to the world under the circumstances.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “This Dick is staying up!” – R. Blade.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: Well said, although the problem seems to be caused by a man who’s insecure about his dick.

    (Rather a lot of problems are.)

  19. fred Says:

    Doing a little digging on Mr. Green I see his high school Wikipedia page doesn’t list him under notable alumni.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: Can you blame them, really?

  21. Emster Says:

    Publisher with deadline looming: “Spacesuits are out, Conan is in, can’t you just paint a bigger head over the helmet and cover the suit with lots of muscles? No one will even notice.

    Artist: (sigh) Sure…

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