Mar 30

Emster comments: Jack-Jill did not take well to being called a liar…

Published 1991

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: 6.25 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks”

  1. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    @Emster: well, they are sort of two-faced…

  2. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Warri-ors! Come out and pla-ay…!”

  3. Steve S Says:

    Being miserable and treating everybody like dirt is every New Yorkers God-given right.

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    OK, with that club, the artist is just seeing what he can get away with.

  5. Emster Says:

    @Bruce: yep!

    @Tor: Ha! Conservatively phrased…

  6. fred Says:

    Legolas/Bakshi Aragorn out for a stroll.
    At least today’s title has a playing card connection, unlike yesterday’s.

  7. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Plissken? I heard you were dead.

  8. NomadUK Says:

    The unfortunate results of crossing Planet of the Apes with West Side Story:-

    ‘You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you all to — argh!’
    ‘Here come the Jets / Like a bat out of hell. / Someone gets in our way, / Someone don’t feel so well!’

  9. Max Bathroom Says:

    Clearly Jack/Jill isn’t letting anybody look at their one eyed Jack without a fight…

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    In New York, a mutant is mugged every 11 seconds.

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Emster: Thanks. At least I didn’t want to seem like a dick.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    “Give me your weapon wielders, your jeans wearers / Your huddled masses yearning to be thrown into New York harbor”

  13. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Jack and Jill left the Catskills,
    To take in New York Harbor.
    Thugs came ’round to take them down,
    But got treated to a slaughter.

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    Glasses guy obviously didn’t get the memo about not bringing a phallic symbol to a knife fight.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Lucky it was New York – in San Francisco that hankie in that back pocket would have meant something else entirely.

    The artwork makes me think Judge Dredd wll be along soon. Or Frobisher the Penguin…

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The ultra violence is completely acceptable, and will serve as a distraction for the Statue of Liberty, who is clearly a man, possibly Abraham Lincoln. The cover is a way to sneak a forbidden cross-dresser (who also believes in CRT) into a Florida classroom.

  17. Max Bathroom Says:

    @Tat Wood
    Funny you should mention that: the ’80s UK editions of the original six or seven Wildcards books (not sure how many as I didn’t get the full set) had Brian Bolland artwork:

  18. Emster Says:

    @Max: Bolland’s UK covers are real beauties (no sarcasm in my typing as per usual…). Bolland’s work is an important part of a complete artsy nerdy childhood.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I think I know what’s going on with this cover. All the ultra violence is completely acceptable, and serves as a distraction from the fact that the Statue of Liberty is actually a man, possibly Abraham Lincoln, in drag. So the cover is a way to smuggle a cross dresser (who believes in CRT no less) into a Florida school library.

  20. Max Bathroom Says:

    That they are, and you’re not wrong about Bolland’s art either. I think they’ve recycled his covers for the current US editions of the early books.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @NomadUK: That’s a Robot Chicken episode waiting to happen.

    @Max: There’s always the club.

    @Tat: Oh, they understood that in NYC as well… and Europe and Australia.

    @BC: Lady Liberty’s always been a bit butch, but here particularly… so you may be right about the man in a dress thing.

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