Jun 29

Damn this magical nakedness. No need for the censor sheep yet again!

Joachim Comments: Girl with strategically placed stars (of course). Chola eyebrows and bleached blonde hair with walking shark with gill piercing/oops, I mean a chain-leash…. And she has claws of course — see, the cover is derived entirely from the TITLE!
Published 1975

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: 7.25 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Jaws that Bite, the Claws that Catch”

  1. SI Says:

    Yet again proving magic simply knows what to cover up.

    So… walking her clawed shark… that’s got to be an euphemism.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    Nothing wrong with a few moles, even starshaped ones. But when your skin blemishes are actually lifting off your body and orbiting you, it may be time to consult a dermatogist. Remember kids: sun tan is skin damage. Always use sunscreen!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    At last, Inspector Gadget reveals Dr Claw to be… a woman!

  4. Tim Says:

    A Bratz doll with Barbie hair! I smell a lawsuit ……

  5. Phil Says:

    Behind you!

    The shark has an arm. The lady is missing an arm. Thus does the cosmos achieve balance.

  6. James Says:

    The Jaws that Bite, the Claws that Catch and the prudishness of stars.

    As a case of Star-toe goes its up their with the of Dragon-toe at the end of Game of Thrones :þ


  7. joachim Says:


  8. fred Says:

    If Starz did “The Jetsons” that would be Judy taking Astro for walkies.

  9. jerk of all trades Says:

    Space Tijuana is the BEST.

  10. jerk of all trades Says:

    vintage45 — “Interesting book about a future society. The main character looks down on women as mere playthings and cannot see any of them as viable human beings. Society is based on mass consumption and and all things exotic. An intriguing book.

    It’s English title is:”The Girl With A Symphony In Her Fingers.””

    OK, so I guess it’s NOT about a star-spangled girl from a desert planet spaceport offering to let gullible tourists photograph her Totally Real Honest-to-God Shark for money.

  11. arch9enius Says:

    Re the missing arm.. She must work at one of Aspinall’s zoos, running around stark nekkid in the.. Shark enclosure..?

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Cover by John Kricfalusi of “Ren & Stimpy” fame.

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @James I don’t think you can generalize about ALL stars being too prudish, when it is clearly the blue ones that are the ones doing the vital covering up.

  14. Dalton H. Says:

    Albino with a claw for a hand dosen’t sound too attractive until…

  15. xevo Says:

    I love me some Frank Kelly Freas but … helluva way to spin a Jabberwocky reference.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    So here we have a white wannabe Storm impersonator (judging by her hairstyle) wearing nothing but a few blue spangles for cover-up, who is also likely a conwoman – and she’s dressed like this IN THE DESERT. Why yes I do think she’ll be wanting some medical attention soon enough, what with that and the land shark she’s leading about on a leash.

  17. Jon K. Says:

    Hey, be careful with this cover! We don’t wanna give Lady Gaga any ideas!

  18. Stevie ‘Twas Brilig Says:

    I can only assume from the juxtaposition of the girl and the title that she must be a Jabberwock, and we must then beware her. I guess that would make the shark a Frumious Bandersnatch, and must be shunned.

    Pretty sure it’s not a Jub Jub Bird.

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    We have that one blue star because the censor bandersnatch.

  20. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—Best pun of the year! Left me burbling in the aisle!
    😉 😉 😉
    You think maybe it’s because she rejected his tumtum tree?

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    Thanks, B. (And he had already taken his vorpal sword in hand.)

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