May 21

Lara Croft: After Dark

Good Show Sir Comments: ♫ June Is Bustin’ Out All Over ♫

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 2013

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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25 Responses to “The Scarlet Jaguar”

  1. MaxBathroom Says:

    What I don’t get is if the guy in the background has just tapped out of the tag team and June is now in the ring, how did she rip her shirt?

  2. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    She seems to have skipped leg day a lot.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    Doña Marina as you’ve never seen her before!

  4. NomadUK Says:

    Doc Savage, post-transition, keeping the shirt.

  5. Leak Says:

    That’s what I get for parking “Good Show, Sir” right next to “Escher Girls” in my bookmarks… D:

  6. fred Says:

    Juguar. Balloons ship yesterday, balloons today. Balloons tomorrow?

  7. fred Says:

    Speaking of balloons.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Don’t get me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry’.

    That poor Aztec doesn’t know where to look.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Nomad UK: given that in-universe Pat Wildman is the daughter of a Doc Savage [1] expy (Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman – oy.), this being a shameless ripoff (“tribute”) of a Doc Savage cover is to be expected.

    (Doc Savage was always ripping his shirts due to overflexing his muscles, which does beg the question of why he didn’t just buy looser-fitting shirts. A slave to fashion, perhaps? It’s a little hard to see how Pat did this to her her shirt, being not particularly muscular: perhaps those boobs are inflatable and serve as a floatation device when escaping down jungle rivers and the like.)

    [1] Doc Savage had a _niece_ by the name of Patricia: originality is clearly not at a premium here

  10. NomaduK Says:

    BruceAMunro@9: It’s a little hard to see how Pat did this to her her shirt, being not particularly muscular: perhaps those boobs are inflatable and serve as a floatation device when escaping down jungle rivers and the like.

    The Literotica story practically writes itself.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Too much—attitude—here IMHO. And somehow taking “weird pecs” to a whole new level.

  12. MelMc Says:

    The way her chest is drawn I’m more inclined to believe she is wearing a coconut bra and the artist forgot to color it in.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Does anyone actually want to win Scott Eckert? He’s still writing.

    Pat! There’s a jaguar spirit BEHIND YOU! coming from the Aztec BEHIND YOU! I’d suggest she turn her head that way, it’s obviously got plenty of range of motion.

    @NomadUK (4): GSS! Or she’s at least borrowed Doc’s shirt.

    @Bruce confirms. Ah, the never-ending wankfest that is Wold Newton.

    Not only weird pecs but also weird… absence of abs. The smooth inward curve and the vertical bellybutton looks like she’s been improperly injection-molded. If the boobs aren’t inflatable, and with those thin legs, she’s got to be utterly top-heavy and about to fall over.

    @fred (6): GSS.

  14. Lars of Mars Says:

    Having sampled both original Doc Savage and the Philip Jose Farmer pastiches back in the 80’s, now I can’t remember if it was the original series or the knockoffs where Patricia used to beat the crap out of one of Doc’s sidekicks, who (unrequitedly) loved her for it?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    udderly top-heavy? 😉

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Lars of Mars: that sounds more like PJ Farmer. From what I recall, the original series was pretty straight laced when it came to the women folk.

  17. MaxBathroom Says:

    @Bruce A Munro
    The thing that stands out for me reading the old Doc Savage stuff is the weird mix of massive political incorrectness and extremely good manners (and even the occasional flash of genuinely progressive attitudes, which were surely way ahead of their time back in the ‘thirties). To my mind that makes the slickly written and inventive but formulaic ripping yarns a lot more entertaining than a modern version would be. Farmer never managed to do quite match that as he was a much more modern guy in his approach than Lester Dent and foregrounded the sexual stuff over the social elements, but maybe Scott Ecker could have taken a better shot at that?

  18. Francis Boyle Says:

    Guy’s thinking – “Wow, I never seen detachable breasts before. I wonder if they’re screw-in or clip-on.”

  19. fred Says:

    Today’s cover included. Philip Jose Farmer centric book cover site. The Crossovers books look batshit crazy in the chosen pairings. Nice to see T.H.E Cat get some love.

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: pretty wild, man.

  21. MaxBathroom Says:

    Thanks for the tip: I never knew those Sean Levin books even existed, but now I know that I need them…
    (The other art is better, but somebody treating Kim Newman the way they do Phillip Jose Farmer or Alan Moore should be encouraged.)

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: You always have the BEST links!

    Not only did T.H.E. Cat get a shoutout, those two Crossovers volumes also have Dale Cooper, Indiana Jones, Lupin III, and KOLCHAK! Plus so many more… would love to read Tarzan and Doc S having dinner with Nero Wolfe.

    Wish they weren’t still $30 each, I’d love to read them. Maybe @MaxB and I can go halfsies.

    @BC: Now that fred’s brought us the artist’s page, I must not only agree with you but add “otterly top-heavy”. One wonders if Howell’s done any “otter people” SF covers?

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn— That Aztec fella in the background might be thinking “I wonder how I can get to this, that and the otter with her.”

  24. Hammy Says:


    Whatever gaseous material emanating from the odd Aztec’s headdress and creating the diaphanous floating jaguar head must be pretty noxious. Looks to me like ol Jane/Pat is wrinking her nose at the smell.

    The look in her eyes seems to say “just what the H-e-double-hockey-sticks is decaying to make that awful stench?”

    Aztec Mummy’s brain, maybe?

    Also, I vaguely remember Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat. I know there was a TV show here in the USA in the 60s or 70s. I was pretty young still then.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: I thought it was emanating from his brain, some kind of thought-form. Either way, as I said, look BEHIND YOU, Pat.

    @BC: I think he’s got it figured out. His arm and hand are about to push her over. With her odd spinal position and top-heaviness, one good shove and she’s whatever the opposite of a Weeble is.

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