Jan 14

Yes.. someone did in fact say, 'Yes, this is the cover we want!'Click for full UNCENSORED image

Art Direction: Nothing attracts readers more than nipples! It’s a proven trend that equals one thing, money! That is unless you draw huge nipples, a huge red women with an insane sparkling mouth wearing sunglasses and a guy running from a giant pinball. Hey! Are you listening?
Published 1978

I give this a Zippy and George!

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: 8.89 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Queens of Deliria”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Coming up – The Banana Splits: After Dark!

  2. SI Says:

    It’s just so… so… I don’t know what it is! I’m scared!

  3. Nix Says:

    Her teeth, her terrible teeth. She has too many teeth and Zippy has too few. Do you think they could share? (Obviously not in the original: the thought of a nipple with teeth is just bizarre.)

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    We have found the secret lovechild of Roseanne and Mick Jagger!

  5. Evad Says:

    I’m sorry. You must have scrambled the image file when uploading it – because on my screen it looked like… Well, it’s rather indescribable. You should probably fix it right away. It looks awful.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    WTF? Did Snoop Doggy Dogg get caught in his own personal Hell by the Tall Man from Phantasm?

    Michael and Michael, I’m holding you both responsible for this!

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Sequel to”… “by”… “based on an idea by”…

    Somewhere, at some point in time, an embittered blurb-copy writer muttered to himself: “Now they’ll notice me.”

  8. Dalton H. Says:

    Best sequel based on another idea ever? I think James Cameron has some competition.

  9. NGpm Says:

    If I were an author, I would want no association with something like this … can you just hear Moorcock in a conversation over this book at the table? “No, really, all I did was say something about pinball and then he goes and does this.”

    Did this begin with him telling Butterworth, “Really, I don’t deserve any credit!”

    I bet Mrs. Butterworth is steaming right now … I’m going to go have pancakes and try to forget this cover.

  10. IZ Says:

    I think I need to go lie down…

  11. anon Says:

    I’m not the least bit disturbed by the nipples.
    However, I’m SCARED of the person who decided to censor them with THOSE pictures!

  12. David Cowie Says:

    Summary from Google Books

    Earth had already been devastated by the Death Generator.

    Then the Red Queen meddled with the very laws of Time to advance her evil ambitions. She transmogrified the planet into a world stalked by decaying ghouls and policed by satanic Bulls, their amplifiers meting out the punishing music of Elton John.

    Only the Hawklords could save the remnants of Humanity—only the Hawklords could restore the forces of Good.

    Their sole ally Elric the Indecisive; their sole weapon their music; they fought to the death with their awesome enemies, the macabre Queens of Deliria.

    I’m certain that I read this, but I don’t remember the cover.

    Are we trusting Wikipedia today?

    In 1976 he wrote The Time of the Hawklords and founded the publisher Savoy Books with David Britton. In 1977, Butterworth wrote the sequel to …Hawklords, The Queens Of Deliria. Both books were co-credited to Michael Moorcock who has said that his involvement with the first was negligible and he had no involvement with the second at all

  13. Zycrow Says:

    “Based on an offhand comment to his agent that Michael Moorcock made over a beer and some wontons”

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Incidentally, the rockband Queens of the Stone Age was based on something that Michael Moorcock scribbled on a paper napkin.

  15. Pat Says:

    I have read both books and wish I could forget more of them. The cover is far too good for them.

    This Hawkwind fan put himself through reading both books again to save others from the pain:

    Going against all laws of the Multiverse the second sequel (in the form of a comic book) is said to be very good. I haven’t found one yet.

  16. Abdul Says:

    Dear god I think this cover actually created a new fetish.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    Looks like she’s had some work done.

    On her teeth! Look how even and shiny they are!

  18. Ray P Says:

    Richard Branson has the ultimate lsd nightmare: trapped in an M.C. Escher crystal ball with Dame Edna.

  19. fred Says:

    Moorcock’s idea. ‘What if Ann-Margret was The Pinball Wizard?’

  20. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    I’m reminded of the move A New Leaf. A possible match is telling Walter Matthau, “I want, I need, I desire love,” and starts to take off her bikini top. Alarmed, Walter cries, “NO! Don’t let them out!”

    I now know how he feels.

  21. Bibliomancer Says:

    Soundtrack by Queens of the Stone Age

  22. Bruce A Munro Says:

    You have to give props to Moorcock for not insisting that his name be removed from the cover.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Sort of reminds me of The Checkered Demon out of the old Zap Comix.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Another terrible cover for Mike M. Really, I’m convinced the art departments snigger at his surname and feel free to indulge their inner stoned 13 year old boys. I hope he at least got paid.

    The sequel by based on an idea by based on the band by — was this the inspiration for “Mordred”, the sequel based on the outline, based on, etc? just a few years later?

    Also, yes, those puppets are equally as scary as the cover and the nipples. I guess this was before Space Sheep joined GSS.

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