Nov 16

And she's tired of living in the styx

Good Show Sir Comments: Hell’s Belles!

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!r

Published 2003

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: 5.11 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Hades’ Daughter”

  1. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I guess the cover space and embossing wouldn’t run to “Hades’ Daughter, Some Other Chick, and a Dude”?

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Whatever the ginger kid’s doing with her two outfits, it’s annoyed Pan.

  3. fred Says:

    Looking at the ground behind them they will be playing Twister.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    “Where’s Paris? This absolutely typical: we arrange to play mixed doubles and he’s hiding up a tree to avoid Menalaus or running away from somebody dressed up as Achilles again. Your brother’s even more of a wimp than you are, Aeneas.”

  5. Cornelius Says:

    That year’s fashions were very good for hiding the fact the ladies only had one leg.

  6. Emster Says:

    @Cornelius: I am convinced that SF cover artists charge extra for feet. Publisher only had enough money in the budget for three feet and a big toe.

    Also, Hades better be careful or he’ll get his horns tangled in the “ugh”.

  7. Ryan Says:

    Somehow the embossed title is simultaneously in front of the proscenium arch and also behind Pan’s rack.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “And we want to make it perfectly clear we haven’t missed Leg Day.”

    GSS, mouseover writer!

    GSS ex-noob: they’re just Styx sidekicks.

    @Emster: if that’s supposed to be Hades, the artist and/or writer doesn’t seem to be aware of the difference between Hades and Satan.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    By the by, Hades is in fact recorded as having at least one daughter, Macaria, , who in turn has a half-sister, Melinoe, Goddess of nightmares (the result of Zeus sexing up Persephone while disguised as Hades. Zeus gotta Zeus)

    In some accounts, the Furies are also daughters of Hades. Combined with Macaria’s parentage, Underworld Thanksgiving get togethers are probably quite awkward.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Although there were some brave efforts at accurate feet, the lady in front seems to be walking down a sloping surface and crudely composited onto a picture of stone steps.

    Either that or she’s invented stiletto sandals, which’ll make those steps a whole lot harder to walk down, even without that over-long toga.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The ladies’ outfits (particularly Ginger’s) seem to be designed to trip them.

    @Emster: UGH is the noise he’s making about his horns being trapped.

    @Ryan: I think you’re supposed to be so distracted by the embossing, you don’t notice the perspective problems. Oops.

    @Bruce: I bet your Wiki facts here represent more thought about this than the artist ever did. Plus, Adult Swim fans know that the devil’s daughter is named Lucy.

  12. Leak Says:

    @GSS x-n: Nuh uh – Satan’s daughter is clearly called Phoebe, and that predates Adult Swim… 😛

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    No one here’s wearing a toga. The girls are in some kind of smexy chiton, and dude’s in… I dunno, an exomis?

    They all look like they’re in Halloween costumes. Or both they and their costumes came from Central Casting.

  14. JJYoyo Says:

    Justin Trudeau on the right looks pretty jacked.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s the boxing.

  16. JJYoyo Says:

    @GSSxN: GSS! And touché! A pretty sordid part of his rise.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: He did almost strip once too, I hear.

    Presumably this guy is an ancestor.

    I miss the days of him and Obama hanging out. We used to have a pair of tall good-looking, athletic, young leaders, and now…

  18. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Artists who work on the human form over a long time tend to fall into two camps:

    A) They make their humans increasingly shorter and smaller

    B) They make their humans increasingly taller and ganglier

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