Aug 26

Quickly men, we can almost see up his robes! Zap him with your electric wood!Click for full image

Jami Comments: It’s like Sarek Of Vulcan has somehow been crossed with a stereotypical hero in a western version of a Japanese movie. Meanwhile bubble headed bobbies are threatening him with roman candles.
Published 1985

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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: 6.67 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Wanderer”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The shocking truth behind David Carradine’s untimely demise!

  2. Herm Says:

    “Zen and martial arts in space!”

    Love that tagline.

    Zero-G martial arts does actually sound like a promising topic…

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Well, well, well! If it isn’t our old pal Harry Potter!”

    “I can’t believe it! You’re those bullies from Slytherin! Why are you dressed up as coppers??”

    “No tricks up the sleeve! When you had us thrown out of Hogwarts, we went looking for jobs — and Muggler society made us coppers instead of wizards. Coppers with magical nightsticks!”

    “Lemme go!”

    “Sorry, Harry old pal! This is the New Britain under David Cameron, so in the name of law and order we’re going to beat you senseless!”

  4. Phil Says:

    Storm troopers with jazz hands meet a disturbingly long-toed Quentin Crisp. In space.

  5. SI Says:

    “You picked the wrong classical conductors class to zen into… samurai!”

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    That control room must be pretty advanced! The panel in the left foreground appears to have a button ON TOP OF ANOTHER BUTTON!!!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Also, the way that tagline is arranged makes it look like a quote:

    “The stunning climax to the KENSHO novels”
    -Zen and Martial Arts in Space

    I so want to live in a world where “Zen and Martial Arts in Space” is the name of a magazine.

  8. Jami Says:

    I just wonder what the other covers in the series look like.

  9. fred Says:

    But old levitating Sean Penn is holding a katana, so shouldn’t the title be ‘Katana’erer”? Or is it because he’s about to go all Mifune on those electro-wanded Paul Blarts?
    And could someone let some air out of that W before it explodes?

  10. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The samurai looks rather relaxed. Look at how his left hand lazily sits atop his knee. Also, while the sticks nearest the warrior look like they’re shooting lightening, the one at the very bottom of the page looks like it’s shooting Lucky Charms!

  11. SteveAsat Says:

    That foot. My god, THAT FOOT. I’ll be charitable and assume his legs are crossed underneath that exercise in drapery, but even so that foot is going to give me nightmares. It looks like it wants to strangle a Baggins.

  12. Eoin Says:

    I see the distinct influence of many icons of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Joke’s on Fantastic Sam Kamigata there. Look at his expression! He’s 98% loaded into reality when he gets caught in the Spinning Beach Ball of Death and is helpless as the Bobbies for Apple ™ swoop down on him.

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Please excuse me, that was a rather pungent curry. Oh dear, my continual wind is lifting me quite off the ground!”

    “That’s alright Guv. We’ve got our breathing helmets on.”

  15. Anna T. Says:

    @SteveAsat: Now that you mention it, his foot does look like a hand.

    As for those bobbies: “My goodness, there seems to be a robed man appearing in midair!”
    “Blimey, old chap, you’re right!”
    “We’ll just shock him then, shall we?”

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