Feb 13

Wow.. that cloak is pretty... uh.. manly.Click for full image

Diggler Comments: Nothing says Agent of Chaos better than Ming The Merciless, dressed in a naked man print gown playing with marbles.
Published 1970

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: 8.09 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Agent of Chaos”

  1. Jaouad Says:

    Oh look, they used a promo image for Flesh Gordon on that cover. Emperor Wang the Perverted playing with balls, surrounded by wang-less naked dudes.

  2. Claire Says:

    Team Tiny Naked Dudes are going to struggle to win this match. Think they might be going down.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Foolish naked Earthlings! Can’t you see I’ve got you by the balls?”

    BA-DA-DUM! Thank you, thank you.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Now, could anyone get Norman Spinrad to comment on this cover himself? Might be interesting… he’s alive and outspoken.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    Tom Noddy’s latest bubble magic routine takes a startling turn.

  6. Joachim Says:

    A terrible book as well… Nowhere near Spinrad’s best….

  7. fred Says:

    Absolute terror. Quite right.

  8. Yoss Says:

    Oh this is terrible. I just don’t understand. They knew enough about typography to use a ligature for the “f” and “i” in “fight.” Then they totally blew the kerning between the “i” and “g.” Actually the kerning is pretty awful throughout.

  9. David H Says:

    This looks like it was “inspired” by one of the worst movies ever made. That would be Manos: the Hands of Fate.

  10. Rachel J Says:

    @David H. Ah, that’s it! I knew it reminded me of something.

  11. Jerk of all Trades Says:


  12. SI Says:

    Man.. I don’t need to comment. I just really can’t stop laughing.

    Wouldn’t have been just so artistic if that model hadn’t waxed his bum first though! HEYOOO

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Only one man out of the whole solar system dared to fight back? For shame!

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    When the moon hits my face in the middle of space, that’s an agent!!When the men in my shirt are in worlds of hurt, that’s chaos!

  15. FearofMusic Says:

    I thought for a moment that Norman Spinrad was the name of the Dave Navarro looking juggler. If there isn’t a professional juggler using the stagename of Spinrad, there should be. Wait, is there still such a thing as a “professional” juggler?

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s all right, he’s gone now.

  17. Perry Armstrong Says:

    A blue-skinned, fake-Asian ‘ruler of the solar system’ – OMG it’s Mavic Chen!

  18. GSS noob Says:

    So is Blue Ming the Tyrant? Then is the “one man” who fought back the one naked chap who’s facing away from him? “No! You shan’t lure me in, I’m flying away to become the Agent of Chaos!”

    also, no “hunkbutt” tag.

  19. classicOz Says:

    No ‘blue ming’ pun? for shame.

  20. GSS noob Says:

    I left it for you. 🙂

    It is a Blue Ming awful cover.

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