Apr 05

Smack. You're out of uniform!

Emster comments: Andy expressed his unhappiness with Neil upon discovering that his new cyborg body was not entirely anatomically correct.

Published 2004

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: 6.23 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Hunters of the Deep”

  1. fred Says:

    As far as underwater military unit insignias go, the ammonite wouldn’t be on my list of choices.

  2. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Two Kens enter, one Ken leaves.

  3. Steve S Says:

    The politically correct sport of, people of an average stature tossing. Loses a lot of its prowess, when played in zero G.

    Is that a Death Star in the background, a Death Star with a micrometer stuck on the side? Looks like it to me.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Flesh-coloured wellies, for people who go streaking on gravel.

  5. NomadUK Says:

    How does one ‘continue’ an ‘all-new’ saga? Either it’s all-new or it’s a continuation of something that’s not all-new.

    No doubt the least significant of the many flaws in this entry.

    Also: ‘Without your space helmet, Dave, you’re going to find that rather difficult.’

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Space Uggs. Spuggs.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Space Crocs. Spocks.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Space dips. Flips.

  9. Max Bathroom Says:

    The really frightening thing is that given how godawful the Battletech sharecrop novels are, that cover illustration might be far too good for the book it’s wrapped around…

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Come on, Vogue!
    Let your vacuum-decompressed move to the music…

  11. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Space eunuchs. Sputniks.

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    I don’t know what the hell they think they’re doing but I’m sure there’s a Space Corps directive forbidding it.

  13. Bruce Alexander Munro Says:

    “Sir, can we stop playing zero gravity charades, _please_??? I’m getting nauseous, and this costume is cutting off my circulation…”

  14. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @MaxB – Ever read the WarHammer 40,000 series? I could only stomach five chapters (I don’t remember which one) before I chucked the paperback. I paid 50 cents for it at a yard sale, and was overcharged 50 cents.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @The Blue Are Coming: only fifty cents? So you’re giving away hours of your life for free? 🙂

  16. Emster Says:

    @The Blue: There were about half a dozen of the series at the thrift shop – all in good condition I might add; made me very suspicious. This was the only cover worth sharing. The rest were “meh, why try harder?” quality…

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I say they’re both butched-up Ken dolls, and I say the hell with it.

    @Nomad UK: That was my thought as well. Continuations aren’t all-new by definition.

    It does say “Dark Ages” so I’m thinking they’ve forgotten the technology of helmets. And shirts. But boy, do they know straps.

    @Emster: This one’s verging on meh as well. Only livened up by the nearly-starkers men.

    The guy on the right really wanted to be Freddie Mercury; maybe the guy he slapped had a low opinion of his suitability. Freddie didn’t wax.

  18. Ryan Says:

    Hunters of the Derp.

  19. Max Bathroom Says:

    @The Blue Are Coming
    Hard as it might be to credit, some of the Games Workshop sharecrops are pretty good: there’s WH40K novels by Ian Watson, Dan Abnett and Barrington Bayley among others, and Kim Newman has written at least three Warhammer novels and a series of tie ins to a Car Wars rip off that didn’t last very long.
    Mind there’s a lot more that aren’t very good at all, so if you just read one at random, the odds are probably against finding something half decent.
    I’d wager that even the very worst Warhammer novel is probably a bit better than some of the bilge Michael Stackpole spent the ’80s churning out for FASA, though, which aren’t even as good as the average AD&D novel of similar vintage…

  20. Hammy Says:

    Of course it’s an “all-new series” continuing!

    Probably caved to the current mania and edited out all the stuff that Florida Man will call “porn” and what the Tennessee legislature would ban to protect the kids….

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