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Raoul Comments: What’s he wearing? A burlap tunic?

Published 1984

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: 7.38 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Alien Wargames”

  1. B. Chiclitz Says:


  2. THX 1139 Says:

    The international hairdressing business was tough on Nicky Clarke.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    In the Alien War Games knitwear is the new camo.

  4. fred Says:

    Be very wary of a barbarian wielding a crutch.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Published 1984’. No kidding.

    Before ‘Alien V Predator’ they tried a crossover where Matthew Broderick took on the Xenomorph at computer games. This was the early stage, where they’re on a ZX Spectrum text adventure but – to make it work for Hollywood – the on-screen avatar is Martin Short in a comedy wig and leg-warmers.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    The alien won’t touch this cover with a 10-foot pole.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Is their tunic knitted out of whole wheat pasta? If so, it’s the best use of whole wheat pasta to date.

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The universal body language of “I Pooped My Pants”.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At a very quick glance (and keeping in mind I need new glasses), I read it as “Alien Bar Babes”. record scratch noise

    So it could have been worse.

    Since this is from Scholastic, I must cry “Won’t someone think of the children?!” They deserve better than this.

    @fred: It really does look like a crutch. Is the spaceship from the city towers swooping down to laugh at him?

    @JuanPaul: Could also be chickpea pasta, ditto. I’m not ruling out dryer filter lint.

    @ARY: Of course he did. Couldn’t get the bodysuit/leotard off fast enough.

  10. Emster Says:

    The font makes my eyes hurt. No matter the head-tilt-trifocal-adjustment, I’m still getting a mess.

    @GSS ex-noob: Scholastic you say? Well, that would make sense then. As a kid I was often baffled by Scholastic’s choice of kids books and the illustrations that went with them. GSS could have a field day with kids’ SF covers…

  11. JJYoyo Says:

    The only way I can explain this : Jethro Tull were catapulted through a time vortex from 1972 to 2472, became vegans, and watched the Galileo 7 crash into neo-Hong Kong. What I can’t explain is “Alien War Games.”

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GGS ex-noob: might also be a bicycle pump. Is he wearing glasses?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I think he might be. Perhaps the glasses/crutch combo is to signify this is an old barbarian, which would explain the deep face furrows, stance and the pants-pooping.

    Maybe the spaceship is from his nursing home. “Grandpa’s wandering outside the city in his Halloween costume again; better pick him up and take him back to safety.”

    If not, then why he’s waving the crutch/bicycle pump around remains a mystery.

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