Oct 18

Flip'er the Bird

Good Show Sir comments: He’d better not move in on these birds without a wingman.

Published 1968

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: 2.22 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “The Menace from Earth”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Reasonable cover for the story contained within; still wouldn’t necessarily want to be seen reading it.

    But why body-stripes for women, wing-stripes for men? Seems like unnecessary sexual dimorphism.

  2. fred Says:

    Bird people got catsuits.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Taylor and Scarlett haven’t quite got this Coastal Grandmother thing right yet.

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Captain Birdmerica.

  5. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ryan: It does illustrate the cover story well, but the excess of weird colors and patterns, plus the jumble of words at the top means I wouldn’t read it on a bus either.

    @Tat: GSS!

    @Bruce: That would be our new Captain America, Sam Wilson, who does have a red white and blue suit with functional wings.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    My only problem with reading this on a bus would be the prospect of being engaged in conversation by short-sighted tropical fish fanciers.

  7. Emster Says:

    Theme song for this cover, with costumes almost as silly:

  8. Lars of Mars Says:

    Based on my recollection of reading the title story decades ago, the woman front and center might be reasonable for the character described as “The Menace From Earth”. The other 2 characters were teenagers or pre-teens, and the female narrator described herself being about as curvy as a toothpick.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: GSS! Perfect.

  10. Hammy Says:

    I want to know why the guy’s wings and tails/fins are a different color than his blue-striped bodysuit, when the womens’ aren’t. Another sign of sexual dimorphism, I suppose.

    Doesn’t everyone know that cleavage *is* the menace from Earth?

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