Dec 07

Sushi's back on the menu, gals!

Good Show Sir comments: Just say Leif was the child of an interracial marriage.

You might remember this from here.

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1973

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: 4.27 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Dwellers in the Mirage”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Looks like faux-Cthulhu is having a bad hair day. (I suppose some people might find a giant hairy-spider-octopus combination frightening but this just looks like a plush toy with delusions of grandeur.)

  2. Hammy Says:

    Geez, did faux-Cthulhu go on a bender before the photo-shoot? I’ve never seen eyes that bloodshot.

  3. fred Says:

    That octopus must be half ant to show up at a picnic. Must be hard holding that sword without a thumb.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Leif was two men in one body: Frankie Avalon and David Hasselhoff.

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  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “Leif” doesn’t sound very Asiatic to me, but I guess that’s his modern name, to go with his white blond-age.

    Maybe faux-Cthulhu is the mirage? It certainly doesn’t look solid.

    @FB: I’ve seen plush Cthulhus. They are adorable.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “You kids have it too easy! Back in my day, going out for sushi wasn’t a walk in the park! And you had to battle Neanderthals just to get a decent cup of coffee!”

    @GSS ex-noob: maybe he’s from the Tarim basin?

  8. fred Says:

    Japan edition 1970 with internal illustrations. Also The Snake Mother.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: “Leif” doesn’t sound very Tocharian either. But maybe he had a different name in his past life.

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    @GSS ex-noob

    I’ll take my chances with Corona-Chan. I don’t think there’s a vaccine for existential madness.

  11. Ryan Says:

    @fred – Holy cats, that Japanese version of the story must move at quite a pace, given the rapid changes of scene and characters in those page-by-page illustrations!

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Random Obs:
    Thumbless “Lief” has a terrible skin rash on his back.
    Magenta bikini girl looks so upset because she just broke a nail.
    Octo-Cthulhu needs a dose of Murine™ big time.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @FB: Plague doctor is cuter.

    I have a collection of Giant Microbes going back maybe 25 years. I only buy the ones I’ve personally had.

    @BC: That rash also appears on his ear. Could be mildew/mold; any place with a giant octopus is bound to be damp.

    Octo-thu’s eyes look beyond the power of Visine™. They may have burst in its rage against Leif.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Huh, didn’t notice the lass in front was chained to the ground. So it’s a Perseus-Andromeda-Sea Monster scenario, and not a Medusa’s head in sight. (Fortunately for Our Hero, Octo-thu was terrible allergic to Leifs.)

    Looking at the pics from the Japanese book, I see wee people make an appearance, so apparently the perspective isn’t terrible after all.

  15. Emster Says:

    The only site where I can geek out over covers AND learn neat stuff (still, at this moment not 100% sure where my car key is).

    An awful lot of confusing stuff on this cover tho, A.M ERRITT?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Although the Japanese illos show a woman with scales, so who knows?

    I see the woman’s chained down, but that’s no reason she can’t pick up the sword that’s in reach if she just sat up. Both her hands are free! Get ready to hand it to Leif! Try opening the chains with it! Hold it between you and Octo-thu if it gets past Leif! Cut your own throat before Octo-thu gets you! SOMETHING!

    These kids today, just lying around waiting for someone else to save them.

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Blurb, condensed:
    “Leif was a typical American shopping for an ‘identity’ to fill the void in his soul.”

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