Jul 21

Quickly ghosts! Go for his lapels!Click for full image

Adam Comments: Backstage at an Alice Cooper concert.
Published 1980

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: 6.72 out of 10)

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26 Responses to “Kill the Dead”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Why is his right sleeve cuff so enormous, and his left sleeve cuff so tight to his wrist? It’s a riddle wrapped inside an enigma.

  2. Richard Palmer Says:

    It’s good, but it doesn’t have Nazi Leprechauns.

  3. RJ Says:

    It’s not just any old skeleton, it’s headless skeleton. 1.5 x fear score.

    And notice the twin necked guitar, those monsters are in for a shock when he fires up that baby and rips out a half hour guitar solo. That’s the really scary thing on this book cover.

  4. Smith Says:

    Isn’t that iron maiden’s Eddie grabbing his leg bottom right?

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    Jack Palance wasn’t going to let the small matter of being dead prevent him from starring in the Hawk the Slayer sequel.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Exorcist: “Hurm…”

    Considering how the dead have already been killed, I think the subtitle should read something like:

    “Dark destiny for the exorcist spirit-banisher’s shadowy fate!”

  7. Phil Says:

    I wonder, can a ghost-skeleton’s sword go “TING!”

    I was also wondering what had happened to Noel Fielding of the Mighty Boosh.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Dark destiny for the cross-dressing exorcist…

    Seriously. Does his mother know he’s raiding her closet? And then getting zombie drool all over her best funeral wear?

  9. fred Says:

    “Richard III – Ghostbuster’

  10. Ian Says:

    Why is that thumb censoring the skeleton? Surely, a sheep would do.

  11. jerk of all trades Says:

    And that’s why you don’t make a death pact with the other members of your rock band. Especially when they’re notorious addicts, or headless guys.

  12. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Parl Dro is not stupid, he’s not expendable, and he’s not going.

  13. doug Says:

    I owned this book back in the day. I think the cover was part of the reason I bought it. There were a lot of wacked out Tanith Lee covers back then.

  14. Dalton Says:

    He can sit on an invisible chair!

  15. Tim Says:

    Oh cool, it’s the latest Blackmore’s Night album, schweet.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I think he’s trying to be the next Captain Morgan.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I will kill these ghosts with my super powered jazz-hands!

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    More like “Dark destiny for coherent blurbs”…

  19. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Shucks, I liked this one. I liked the story, too.

  20. Lee M Says:

    Tanith Lee liked this cover because the guy looks like Paul Darrow. Yeah, the cast are based on Blake and Vila from Blake’s 7.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Dark destiny for the exorcist…

    Run this through the Blurbinator ((c) Doofenshmirtz Corp.), and you get:

    Raw deal for the sexorcist…

    SNAFU for the hexorcist…

    Light legacy for the Mexorcist…

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If you kill the dead, does that mean they’ll come back to life?

  23. rev Says:

    those arms….!

    fishy, fishy, fishy fish..

  24. Tom Noir Says:

    Not only does he dress in black, he carries a fancy lute for writing angst-laden songs about death and breaking up with his highschool girlfriend!

  25. GSS noob Says:

    @Lee M (20): By golly, that IS Vila. Black outfit and all.

    Pity no Servalan; she was always my fave and I met her once and quite liked her.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Dark density for the phytoplankton…


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