May 09

Next year, Dick Blade works on LEFT bicep curls.

Raoul comments: Bronze Axe Body Spray. Deodorant and fake tan all-in-one!

You might remember this from here.

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: 6.18 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Bronze Axe”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    And just then, Blade’s back went out again.

  2. Steve S Says:

    Anyone else noticed, she hasn’t got any feet. Jus sayin.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, with Dick swinging his enormous D. . . I mean axe around like that it’s a surprise she’s got any body parts left (or at least left in working order).

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    “Richard, no! I said ‘ask him’, not ‘axe him’…”

  5. fred Says:

    So Dick’s blade gets a rest in this one? Highly unlikely.

  6. Ryan Says:

    Wow. The Pulpfiles review of this book from the prior cover page is something else.

    I guess the reason for some of the iffy illustrations of Dick Blade are the “other-dimensional-ness” of the stories?

  7. NomadUK Says:

    ‘Hey, what’s Wesley Snipes got that I ain’t got?’

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Another Richard Blade hack job.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    What an odd way to shave your armpits.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Aw, yeah, Dick. (Sans monkey)

    The damsel doesn’t look in such bad shape as on the previous cover, and we’re not looking at Dick’s pasty white butt.

    Is Dick trying to chop his way out of the rainbow box? His left hand looks like it was generated by one of those art AIs.

    Why did this artist have no idea what human anatomy looks like? Dick’s got weird muscles, and she’s either doing the Frug, broken something, or is about to exit stage left while Dick’s hacking at nothing. Either that or she’s yelling at Dick to come back and finish their game of Twister.

    @Steve S: Of course not, this is GSS.

    @Ryan: Mr/Ms/Mx pulpfiles used to pop by here occasionally back in the day. Wish they were still around.

  11. Emster Says:

    Am I correct to assume that #1 means this is the very first Blade pulp? Nice find, @Raoul!

    @Ryan: thanks for the link to “Pulpfiles Notes”. Thoroughly enjoyed, time well wasted.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @Emster: Yes, according to Wikipedia, this is the first.
    And now I’m going to have ads for Blade popping up on my browser because I searched for that.
    The second in the series is The Jade Warrior, which I found in a used book store and submitted here a while back.

  13. Emster Says:

    @Tor: Moments ago I searched “Blade” on GSS because, well, that’s my idea of fun. Delightfully atrocious and definitely seeing a theme with Dick and his underwear model GF. Thanks for taking one for the team yet again…

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: At least Marvel Blade has very cool clothes. Although when I search for anything I’ve seen on GSS, I prefer to go incognito.

    @Raoul: Belated GSS for the art direction.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Richard Blade sniffs his armpit to make sure he remembered to use his Bronze AXE body spray.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe that’s why the damsel is exiting. Being trapped in a box with a guy covered in Axe must be suffocating. It’s literally put her out of joint.

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