Oct 13

Something stinks hereSecond Cover

Good Show Sir comments: “First you want me to wear a mask. Next you’ll be giving me the jab!”

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1978

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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21 Responses to “The Nemesis of Evil”

  1. JuanPaul Says:

    Half price?

  2. fred Says:

    Look who brought a fist to a rifle fight.

  3. NomadUK Says:

    Keanu Reeves has been cast in the remake of Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

  4. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @Fred…GSS !

    Maybe he was swinging for the laser blast just in front of him. Although I can’t imagine how that could work out well.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Not quite the masked ball she was expecting.

    BTW, is a nemesis of evil a nemesis that is evil, or is it something that nemesises evil? I think we should sort that out.

  6. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    “For Christ sake, girl! We’re running past an evil gauntlet, dodging laser fire, and breathing poison gas. Yet YOU think it’s time to slow down and smoulder at that cheapskate?”

    “Ryan is just thrifty. He’s also kinda’ cu-”

    “MOVE IT…and pay attention! There’s a stairway ahead.”

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    “Do you expect me to talk?”
    “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    The sequel to ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ went a bit darker.

  9. fred Says:

    It’s a wrap around. There must be a few more applicable tags.

  10. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Well…that changes things…

    “YOU pay attention! Freaking LUCIFER is at the top of those stairs. Shouldn’t we be going the other way?”

    “I am the Nemesis of Evil, and I have a plan.”

    “I hope it’s a better than the one about wearing leather in Hell.”

  11. Emster Says:

    Sooooo… is that Prince Zarkon acting like a Fonzie wannabe, or just someone from his Omega crew? Is Zarkon like Charlie and his Angels? When did Kojak join the dark side (or is he Zarkon under cover?). Am I gonna overthink this again or just Submit Comment already?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That blurb (both front and back) is so breathless and !!! that I feel like it needs an asthma inhaler. And/or it’s caused me to need one.

    I guess he’s Zarkon? Though I keep wanting to call him Zardoz or Zarkov. Guess Lin was a big fan of Flash Gordon (before the Queen soundtrack and BRIAN BLESSED) (but not before Flesh Gordon).

    Isn’t her skirt going to catch on fire with all that glowing sparky zappy stuff there? If the evil minions are gas-masked, how is Lucifer immune, and how come Prince Zarkon and damsel aren’t affected? Or is Lucifer unable to smell the obvious stench, the slave army wearing the masks to keep it out, and hero and heroine are just out of luck? She does look like she’s struggling to keep her last meal down.

    And if Z has an Omega Crew, why is he here advancing on the villain with no crew, no weapons, and encumbered by a damsel who looks to be useless?

    @Tag W: Do we have a “cult” tag or something related? Both ISFDB and Wiki say this book’s from 1975.

    @Tor: GSS!

    @Emster: Telly needed the money after “Kojak” ended.

  13. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    BTW…Lucifer’s aim is shite.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Do you expect me to surrender, Lucifer?”

    “No, Zarkon. I expect you to … dance!”

    If Z and his Omega Crew are a knockoff of Doc Savage and _his_ crew, facing the enemy alone would be on form.

  15. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Aaand a GSS for Bruce !

  16. Hammy Says:

    I’m with JuanPaul @#1 – $3.00 from “Half Price Books”, when the cover price of $1.50 is in plain view. Or is this one of those “let’s double the price, so that when we sell it half-price, we still don’t lose money” things….

  17. fred Says:

    Invisible Death – Zarkon is upgraded to the Ultimate Man and still punching above his weight.

    Volcano Ogre – Couldn’t find the wrap around and Zarkon has lost his punch.

  18. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    I’ll see your Invisible Death, and raise you a Zip Zap Rap.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Blue: That is truly horrible in both photo and music and especially lyrics. The print placement implies Dave wants to be zapped in the crotch.

  20. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @GSSxn – God I hope so. Something like Dave should not have the facility to reproduce 😀

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @The Blue: Couldn’t agree more.

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