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Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1969

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: 5.50 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “Calling Captain Future”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Before heading off to space war, Captain Future always makes a big pot of his famous Moon Gumbo (with hand-captured Moon Crawdads!)

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    It’s like Planet of the Apes but instead of apes it’s cockroaches. Can’t wait to see what they did to the Statue of Liberty.

  3. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Spaceman on radio: “Is there any way I can scratch in this suit? These bloody lunarticks are all over me!”

  4. fred Says:

    Doc Savage is at first bemused, then calls his lawyer.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    He also meets his lunch in a war of solar doom.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    I love these videos of people having joyful reunions with their pets.

  7. Ryan Says:

    Old paperbacks do frequently have silverfish if stored improperly, but this is a bit much.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I do keep calling Captain Future, but somehow I can never quite reach him.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    @BC: Are you sure you’re not on the do-not-call list of Captain Future?

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—I guess I’ll just have to wait to find out.

  11. BMunro Says:

    I was first introduced to Captain Future the best way possible – through the writings of Marx Brothers scriptwriter SJ Perelman:

    https://nebushumor.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/s-j-perelman-captain-future-block-that-kick/

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Compare this Johnny Bruck cover with his other one, and… yep! It’s John Wayne again:
    https://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?tag=johnny-bruck

  13. Leak Says:

    @ARY: now compare this cover with this one from 4 years earlier, and the almost 1800 other covers he did for Perry Rhodan, once a week… 😀

    The man was prolific, but he copied, plagiarised and re-used a lot. (And by lot I mean a metric sh*t-ton…)

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    @BMunro: Thanks for posting that. Perelman doesn’t get enough love.

  15. Captain GSS ex-noob Says:

    This cover is boring, but not horrid. No font abuse, no bright colors. Looks like white, black, and blue were all the paints the artist had available.

    @BC: Have you tried spoofing your Caller ID? Capt. Future’s probably rejecting you via that.

    @Leak: this does look more Rhodan-appropriate.

    @BMunro: The revival of “Amazing Stories” magazine had a revival of Captain Future in its first issue 4 years ago.

  16. NomadUK Says:

    I don’t think we have enough information about the good Captain. Which Future is he?

    – Captain Future Simple: I will call Captain Future!
    – Captain Future Continuous: I will be calling Captain Future!
    – Captain Future Perfect: I will have called Captain Future!
    – Captain Future Perfect Continuous: I will have been calling Captain Future!

    Or perhaps his father, Mr Future, was a fan of Joseph Heller, so we can call Captain Future Future Future.

  17. Captain Hammy Says:

    :Captain Future meets his match in a war of doom”?

    Ah, it’s a *romance* novel!

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    @NomadUK: I don’t think Perfect enters into this.

  19. Ryan Says:

    @Leak: Now your link has made me want to learn German and read Parry Rhodan stories. Those are some interesting scenarios that old Parry got into on a weekly basis.

  20. Leak Says:

    @Ryan: well, I kinda got bored out after 2500 or so issues…

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Nomad: Don’t forget

    Captain Going-to Future: I am going to call Captain Future! *
    Captain Modal Future: I must call Captain Future!

    But this is an old book, therefore it’s in the past (and probably written in past tense originally), so we might have the likes of his relatives:

    Captain Past Perfect Continuous — I had been calling Captain Future!

    etc.

    *One of the Wiki examples is: “I know! I’ll use this book as a door stop.”

  22. Emster Says:

    @Ryan – just when I thought you couldn’t top the last one….

    @Leak – mind has just been blown… we could have a lot of fun with each and every one of those…

    Everyone, get looking!

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