Oct 28

I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a dwarf!Click for full image

Don Comments: “Helmets with bunny ears will overpower helmets with horns every time. So sayeth Ason the Incredibly Bored!”
Published 1973

Many thanks to Don!

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: 6.90 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Stonehenge”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Look in the background… it’s:

    [bass voice with echo]

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    “Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell!
    Where the banshees live and they do live well …
    Stonehenge! Where a man’s a man
    And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “No one knew who they were, or what they were doing…”

    Spinal Tap still rocks

  4. SI Says:

    “Loki the Unwashed. He could knock a man down with the smell from under his cloak.”

  5. Justin Leego Says:

    By contrast, the lowest swordsman’s helmet is pretty well detailed. Worthy of Games Workshop package art.

  6. Justin Leego Says:

    Oh, and it’s difficult to tell but am I right in thinking that the cloaked warrior’s eyes are focused off-cover to his left? Is he “striking a pose”?

    Could it be that he is in fact a catalogue model, the Derek Zoolander of ancient times, who had a hideously racist vendetta against redheaded Celts?

    In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history…

  7. Anrkist Says:

    White space! Lots of it, boys! We’re going to come up big with this cover.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This cover, at least, confirms the (somewhat obscure) hypothesis that Stonehenge was built by time-traveling Vikings.

  9. NGpm Says:

    Please tell me that there is slight cover damage that makes the dying warrior on the right look like he’s sticking his tongue out, and that said tongue is very shiny.

  10. Babbage Says:

    Bunny-ears there is actually in a half-way decent golf swing position. He dropped his shoulder a bit much and he’s going to roll his wrists through so fast that he’s bound to hook it, but a couple of lessons and he’ll be bombing that seven sword.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    @Babbage – I hear Tiger Woods is now practicing his swing with a spiked shield on his arm.

  12. Don Hilliard Says:

    @Justin: Yup, his eyes are looking up and to his left, as if to say “Again with the Viking hordes? Cuh!”

    @NGpm: Luckily, you’re right, that’s a ding in the cover, not his tongue.

    @Babbage: It is an interesting technique, isn’t it? Especially when you notice (as I just did) that the sword hilt is BEHIND his right hand.

    I wish I’d put a little more thought into the commentary on this one, between that and having also noticed that Horn Guy in the foreground apparently has a foot-long neck, and that Dead Guy on the left may just be collapsed in helpless laughter.

    But all I could think of when I ran across this one (in a box in the garage that’s yielded a trove of awful covers for this site) was MY HELMET HAS BUNNY EARS. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.

  13. NGpm Says:

    Fore! Oh no what a wicked slice … he’d best be getting out his recovery club.

  14. Kathleen Says:

    you don’t usually see the shield+2-handed sword combo

  15. FeàrofMuşic Says:

    How does that go now, ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever..”

    Well, hopefully a crap cover won’t last that long, but at least it’s good for a few years of mockery. Gawd, the composition, the proprtions, the color palette. Ah hell, if it’s brown like a turd, let’s call it a turd.

    And just think, TWO authors got to go “WTF?” when they laid eyes on this.

  16. Jaouad Says:

    What you people all fail to see, is: HIS SWORD GOES TO ELEVEN!

  17. anon Says:

    Hairy Stoner & H.R. Arsonlover

  18. DaveM Says:

    This cover presents the first evidence of “Furry Skyrim Cosplay” documented. 🙂

  19. GSS noob Says:

    The mud-brown in the middle of the trilithon is what really helps reduce interest in this cover.

    Something can stand for thousands of years, inspiring all sorts of wonder, and one movie can ruin that; when gazing with our own eyes upon the real Stonehenge, I murmured to my husband “Too big for a dwarf to squash.”

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    I never got plastic Vikings in my Weetabix, just cardboard Ogrons and Daleks.

  21. Calyx Says:

    Main character: “…It’s just a step to the left…”

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