Jan 24

Looks like it's... TING! O'clock! ah ha ha ha ha.....Click for full image

Monkey Comments: Remarkably, all of this features in the story. Flying cars! Flying people! Alligator!
Published 1987

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: 7.65 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Jokers Wild”

  1. Darren T Says:

    And Noddy Holder, too?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Hang that clock around his neck and he could be a Flavor Flav tribute act – where else would it go?

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    So if they’re looking for something with George railroad Martin’s name on to adapt while they wait for the next Game of Thrones book…

    (Can’t wait for ‘Thirty Minutes Over Broadway’)

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood — Your wish come true:

    Game of Thrones Author’s Superhero Anthology ‘Wild Cards’ Headed to Big Screen

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    A little clearer picture of what’s going on here:

    Hey, isn’t that one of those Dr. Who guys in the hat?

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Bibliomancer: that’s like asking, ‘Hey, isn’t that one of those Lord of the Rings guys from New Zealand’?

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Wild Cards”—a game where the roll of dice determines:

    1. the outfit you will wear today

    2. what you will put on the cover of your next book

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The ‘i’ has been spade. Looks like ‘i’ won’t be reproducing! 😉

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:


    ” i ” is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do . . . .

  10. fred Says:

    Always good to see The Great and Powerful Turtle.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bibliomancer (4): two years ago and counting. I wonder if anything will ever happen about this.
    @Bibliomancer (5): You diss Tom in vain. That’s The Guardian’s epic nuisance Damien G Walter. Dressed as Eddie Shoestring, for some reason.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood — Oops.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I keep expecting God’s foot to come down from the clouds…

  14. Jeff Vader Says:

    That crocodile is laughing all the way to the bank.

  15. Chris Wuchte Says:

    I never thought I’d see a Wild Cards cover on here. I loved those covers as a kid, and enjoyed picking out the story details on them as I read the books. I suppose to some they can look ridiculous, especially if you don’t know what’s going on.

    I actually remember what the flying car was, and the flying figures. As for the alligator and why he’s holding such a big pocket watch? No idea.

  16. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    @ Jeff Vader – That’s not a bank; it’s a public library. It’s strange minor characters’ day out.

  17. Jeff Vader Says:

    @HappyBookwyrm – the bank is a bit further down the avenue, out of view to the right.

    Incidentally, he is the infamous swindler known as “The Croc of Wall Street”. True story.

  18. Josie Says:

    I remember the alligator. He was a cool character, actually. He was in at least one book after that, too.

    And yeah, the flying car.

    I sorta loved those books. Are they really doing a movie?

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