May 24

Fire to the left! And tell that creature not to pick his nose!Click for full image

Adam Comments: Odd looking cat woman in a pink leotard wielding a power drill – check!Hunky blonde hero-type – check!Robot that shoots NyQuil capsules from it’s fingers – check!
Published 1985

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: 8.79 out of 10)

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30 Responses to “Doomstar”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    This Charlie’s Angels reboot needs more work.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Let your fingers do the talking — and the shooting!”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “A renegade trio battles for non-smoking in a galaxy with lung cancer!

  4. Phil Says:

    What a cool tail that catlady has.

  5. Joachim Says:

    Tail erect, blasters ready, glow sticks launched!

  6. NGpm Says:

    A renegade trio battles the fashion police … I would never have guessed that this was published in the ’80’s .

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    How can you people not give this ten stars?!? This kind of cover is what GoodShowSir is FOR!

    Seriously, the only thing missing is a dinosaur.

  8. fred Says:

    I’m a sucker for an embossed cover, no matter how cheesy it may be.

  9. Phil Says:

    It’s not just a dinosaur it’s missing. What about a TING! Or a cleavage. Or a WTF.

  10. Joachim Says:

    Well, that cat thing probably has cleavage but her huge muscled arm is cover it all up — haha

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Quiz Time!
    The big whatchamacallit on the cat-lady’s right thigh is…

    A) A computer
    B) The world’s biggest nicotine patch
    C) What she actually looks like underneath her skin
    D) A portable bottle of fur-cleaner
    E) Waldo

  12. Joachim Says:

    I think the “The big whatchamacallit on the cat-lady’s right thigh is…” is part of her synthetic limb — hahaha….

    Has anyone figured out what the story is actually about?

  13. WildCard Says:

    Wow, I not only own that book, I have read it too. One of these days the law will require the cover to have something to do with the contents of the book.

  14. Tim Says:

    Damn, that’s weird. All I can say is there must be a lot of drugs involved with being a SF/Fantasy cover artist.

  15. Smith Says:

    Ring ring

    “Hello. Yes this is Richard Meyers. Why yes, I did write ‘Deathstar’. What? No, why should I change the title? You’re who? George Lucas’ lawyers? Oh. Do you know, I always preferred ‘Doomstar’ anyway…”

  16. Infoqueen Says:

    Alien jazz hands!

  17. Prudynce Says:

    How many of these covers have cat people on them?

  18. jerk of all trades Says:

    Holy crap. I never realized how prevalent cat women were in science fiction until I came to this blog. It’s like some kind of mark of mediocrity, or worse.

  19. Dalton H. Says:

    The monster in the back rips Off the Thing AND the green shooting zombies from Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare!

  20. Senor Truck Says:

    Looks like the furry community got what they wanted.

  21. Annexian Says:

    Actually, I read that and liked that story!

    Still, can’t fault you too much for putting it here:-)

  22. arch9enius Says:

    TRge triple-breasted catgirl’s cleavage is too high, also her tail doesn’t look attached to her spine. 10 points for advertising power tools though. EWW ROBOT BOGiES

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The giant robot has no elbows! How will he ever be able to brush his teeth in the morning? Oh wait, he has no mouth…

  24. Phil Says:

    I Have No Mouth, And I Must Brush.

  25. arch9enius Says:

    ps I know it says ‘trio’, but is that some sort of robot off to the rh side?

  26. Ray P Says:

    ‘Robot, lay down suppressing fire of giant green spansules.’
    ‘I obey.’

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  28. GSS noob Says:

    Gorilla-style robots are supposed to have fishbowl helmets on! Everyone knows that.

  29. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Could we please have a new tag:
    “Pew pew pew!”

  30. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Seconding Mr. Yngve’s suggestion. Bad SF is rife with pew pew pew.

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