Jan 20

Embarrassed by his short robot legs... Johnny did the only thing he could, fly away.Click for full image

Stefan Comments: Found at a local library’s for-sale bin in New Jersey, USA – Barbarella and Bender!
Published 1978

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: 6.49 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Calling Dr. Patchwork”

  1. Phil Says:

    She’s alive!

  2. SI Says:

    Frankenstein went on to create vampires? Or maybe took influence from the 1967 Hammer horror classic, “Frankenstein Created Women!”

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Unfortunately the plot is about the 21st Century Dr Frankenstein and his experiments in genetically modified tomatoes.

  4. DaveAA Says:

    I SO want to read that book!

  5. Jeff Vader Says:

    The previous post was a Frazetta cover and now you´re poking fun at Josh Kirby… Is nothing sacred anymore?

  6. GSS Admin Says:

    Just you Jeff… Just you! 😛

    In my defence, this one really isn’t bad apart from the mega leg!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Why would robots even GO to a funeral?!

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Miss, it’ll be so much easier to climb out of your coffin if you put your guns down and use both hands.’


    ‘Oh, my!’

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Oh, and–a happy 81st birthday to you, Mr. Goulart!

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    C’mon, this is Ron Goulart – the cover’s an accurate representation of the style and contents.

    Stefan, you picked up a bargain.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    In the future, coffin lids will have a tiny little hinge in only one corner.

  12. JRDelirio Says:

    @Stefan: “Barbarella and Bender”? — that ship has to be sunk immediately.

    And the mega leg has some all-too-common to the genre attachment point issues, maybe that’s where Dr. Patchwork Frankenstein comes in.

  13. Lulu Says:

    Ugh. Her ankle looks so uncomfortable torked like that.

  14. fred Says:

    The Kim Possible and Bender ship just left port.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I like this cover. Anatomy issues aside (where DOES that leg go?), it succeeds.

  16. Ian Says:

    A coffin on wheels?

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I’ve always wondered how a robot would convey surprise…well this cover certainly showed me.

  18. StevenLP Says:

    Two-guns, but apparently only one leg – if she had another one it would be too long to remain hidden in the coffin … maybe she’s arrived (in her wheeled bier) to get her missing leg back from Dr Patchwork?

  19. lauren f Says:

    Jeff Vader–Thanks for identifying the artist! I thought it looked like Josh Kirby’s work. The first time I saw something he did I thought it was weird and terrible, but it grew on me and now I love his style. Too bad he is no longer with us.

  20. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    That coffin wouldn’t be made of sapient pearwood, would it? Looks like lots of little legs under there!

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “(Gasp) Oh-my-god!! She-she-she’s got five fingers on each hand! A-and I’ll bet she’s got toes too! Quick boys, let’s get out of here.”

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