Apr 04


Craig M Comments: Thank god this catman is heavily equipped with bionic hand and sword to defend this nearly empty plaza. Combat tip, make him try to run with that scabbard hanging there.
Published 1988

Well.. we did promised more kats!

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: 7.45 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “The Guardsman”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    No wonder he looks so cross! It must have been agony, waxing his arms and torso.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Commander! There’s a lone furry standing on the plaza armed with a bionic hand and a broadsword — and we’ve only got fifty laser rifles, napalm, and a particle cannon to defend ourselves! What’ll we do??

    “There’s no use, men — we’ve got to use the Flaz Gaz heat ray.”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    But seriously now — I do hope that fur is inflammable. Because otherwise all those legions of cat-men would be the wussiest fighters in the galaxy…

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Uh-oh… is he opening his mouth to… sing??

    [Dark barytone]

    Shoot him, shoot him!!

  5. fred Says:

    Love a cover that has a “Spot the Celebrity” component to it. Tourist guy in the distance – Keanu Reeves.

  6. Phil Says:

    He’s evidently guarding his giant ‘shroom.

    If the nearest rebellion is “beyond the stars”, he doesn’t have much to worry about: “beyond the stars” is a looooooong way away, and it will take the rebels hundreds of thousands of years to get here. Or there. Wherever Lawwnnuumm lives.

    Cool font work!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Henceforth I would like to be referred to as Tom Noir, Lionman Commander.

  8. SI Says:

    Man I hate those guys at art galleries watching like a hawk just to tell you not to touch any works. They get rather angry at times.

  9. Whitney Says:

    Now I can say I’ve seen a cat on steroids.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Watch out, he’s having one of his ‘roid rages!

  11. scott Says:

    How did he get those tiny y-fronts on over those gigantic cat-thighs? I think the tightness of the pants explains the anguish on the face…

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    This Thundercats revival gets worse and worse.

  13. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    Oh, I think this cover is wonderful! Mature lionman is obviously a relative of Rx for Chaos. Look how he bravely defends that, er, curiously-shaped (that’s it!) lava lamp!

  14. Dear Prudynce Says:

    His head is too small for his body.

  15. Kim Says:

    And make the scabbard hang ‘just so’ for a phalic reference.

  16. WWWWolf Says:

    I really like it how the authors’ names are laid out. One kind of squashes the other.
    “P. J. Beese and Todd Cameron Hamilton” – aka the author with the abbreviated name, and the author who makes up for that fact by taking up the rest of the space.
    Probably not what they wanted, but hey, cover design is a challenging craft…

  17. david Says:

    I was 9 years old in 1988 and I remember reading this book and just LOVING the cover.

  18. arch9enius Says:

    He’s just some random drunk guy Shouting at no-one and swinging his weapon around at 4 in the morning. THe only other folks around are on their way to open up.

  19. Kaji Says:

    I think this is the one that always made my husband point out that the character is supposed to be albino.

  20. GSS noob Says:

    Is “Ki” short for “ki-cat”? Like, “Ooh, wook at dat gweat big ki-cat?”

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