Nov 08

Ah the lizard peoples one fear.. their own hands.Click for full image

Don Comments: It’s so embarrassing when Mummy catches you playing dress-up in her things, even if you’re an alligator. Maybe PARTICULARLY if you’re an alligator.
Published 1966

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: 9.04 out of 10)

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45 Responses to “Clash of Star-Kings”

  1. Deborah Says:

    that’s gorgeous!

  2. SI Says:

    “I haven’t clipped my nails… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”


    “LOOK OUT!! I know Kung Fu…”

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I’m worried about where the big face’s tongue is…

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Note how you can easily turn bad blurbs into cool Beatnik poetry:

    The night
    The stars fell
    And the spacemen

    Can ya grok it, baby?

  5. Justin Leego Says:

    Science Fiction re-imagining of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Distributed to teenagers during school anti-drug seminars.

  6. Adam Roberts Says:

    I’m with Deborah. This made me laugh loud and long — may be the best cover yet on Good Show Sir.

    I like to think the creature on the front has just seen himself on this very cover, reflected perhaps in a mirror.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Albert D. Alligator was painted during the most horrifying game of charades ever:

    “Five words…first word…big? Large? OK. Coat sleeve…blue! Big Blue. Third word. Cheek? Jaw? Scalp? Er, head? Head! Big Blue Head…wait…”

  8. Anrkist Says:

    I wake up to that every morning.

  9. Parker Says:

    They’ll let anyone sing on x-factor these days.

  10. Evad Says:

    This was an Ace Double – Please, please, please show us the flip-side cover.

    Can I give it a vote of eleven out of ten?

  11. David Cowie Says:

    This is the other side:

  12. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    “No time for me to make a robe out of my bolt of fabric, I’ll just wrap it around myself a few times!”

  13. Danielle DeLisle Says:

    I think the artist is just screwing with us now.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “They’ll let anyone sing on x-factor these days.”

    And you know what song it is… don’t you?


  15. Kathleen Says:

    what is the blue face looking at that could possibly be better than Dress Up Croc?

  16. Nix Says:

    Is that yellow stuff his hair (it looks like a dingo to me, dingoes have hair, right?) or is it a ridiculously plumey hat?

    And why does that dingo look like something off a TV programme? It’s like the second coming of Basil ‘too much LSD’ Brush…

  17. Phil Says:

    “It’s like the second coming of Basil ‘too much LSD’ Brush…”

    Yes, saying hahahahahaBOOMBOOM!

    At last, a worthy rival to I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC. This one gets top marks from me. The B-side cover is pretty funny too.

  18. Phil Says:

    PS Just realised where I’ve seen that costume before. Ann Widdecombe’s lost some weight since she’s been on Strictly Come Dancing.

  19. NGpm Says:

    Anybody remember They Call Me Bruce? See my face, I’m an alligator ….

  20. James Barclay Says:

    ‘AAAAAARGH. I have flares on my arms.’ This is magnificent. A shining example of the genre and surely top three material for the year, if not the decade.

  21. David H Says:

    Hell, that’s my ex wife without her makeup!

  22. Brian B Says:

    I’m pretty sure that is a villain from a Scooby Doo episode. I bet it’s old man Connors under there, trying to scare people away from the luau site so he can smuggle diamonds in the poo-poo platters! His look of fear is part of the “meddling kids” plan to capture in a very non-violent and overly complex way… Boy I sure hope they show Scooby Doo in the UK, otherwise this entire post is going to be rather a waste of time….

  23. Nix Says:

    Oh, they do. Yabba dabba dogs didn’t have fingers when last I looked, and so forth.

  24. towrope Says:

    best one yet— nearly wet myself. Looks like a transvestite Ally Gator just about to sneeze

  25. Infoqueen Says:

    Jar-Jar Binks as drag queen.

  26. Arlene Says:

    I almost spit my coffee through my nose when I saw this and your caption! Thanks for a great site.

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “V: Aztec Visitors”, set in South America in the year 1300 AD, did not prove a hit and the series was canceled halfway through the first season.

  28. Annexian Says:

    Call David Icke!!!

    Though, IMO, this’d piss off the Reptillian Overlords, making ’em look goofy. Kind of like the “How DARE you duck when I THROW things at you!?” tyrant monster boss sees the doodle of him being passed around…

  29. arch9enius Says:

    We get transvestite alligators all the time round here. ‘This one’s shocked ‘cos he she its just seen the spacemen rise. He she it was just dressed for church, and wasn’t after that sort of response.

  30. FearöfMusic Says:

    I do believe the giant Toltec head qualifies for the BEHIND YOU! tag, though obviously Lola(Lo-lo-lo-lo-Lola) the Lizard Queen is much more alarmed by what’s in front of him/her.

  31. Tom Noir Says:

    For a minute there I thought this was a still frame from the fourth Indiana Jones movie.

  32. Perry Armstrong Says:

    In honour of the upcoming ‘Carry On’ reboot…


  33. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    We all assume that those are feathers in a headdress, but maybe it’s gushing champagne.

  34. Bibliomancer Says:

    Clash of the Star Kings? The only thing clashing is that dress and that outrageous hat!

  35. fred Says:

    Boris Vallejo art for the 1983 ACE reprint. Even if it were wall to wall Vallejo babes it still wouldn’t top this one for quality and execution.
    Geico……Progressive……someone has to do it so……The night the stars fell and the spacemen rose to behold a naked Flo.

  36. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: LOVE the Vallejo! Whoever loses, WE WIN!

  37. Michael Toland Says:

    I feel pretty – oh so pretty – I feel pretty and witty and BRIIIIIGHT

  38. Anna T. Says:

    Enter an alternate universe, where alligators take the place of humans . . . up to and including performing operas . . .

  39. Francis Boyle Says:

    Coming up tonight on Gorn’s Got Talent. . .

  40. B. Chiclitz Says:

    AARRGGGHHH! Something ate my pinkie!!

  41. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: question for you. I’ve read on the Internet that, when Her Majesty passes on, the BBC will not air comedy for the next twelve days. When that unfortunate event comes to pass, how will GSS mark the occasion? Nothing requiring a Space Sheep for a week, for example?

  42. Ikari Gendo Says:

    The found the libretto to Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Land of the Lost”?

  43. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “AARRGGGHHH! Something ate my pinkie!! What a minute, I think it was me!”

  44. HappyBookworm Says:

    Totally worth flashing back to this one. It’s so good I can’t even think of a comment that would add to it.

  45. Emster Says:

    At the risk of repeating someone’s clever quip between comment #1 and #44, because I did not read them all and this beauty cover deserves all 44 of those comments…

    Life imitates art – Avram’s EXACT reaction when he sees the cover they have planned for his book.

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