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May 11

A wizard, a pirate girl and Steven Seagal walk into a bar...Click for larger image

Tor Mented Comments: Regarding the use of Lovecraft’s name. I believe that the proper names of people and places can’t be copyrighted. The makers of a certain 2002 movie musical can’t copyright the name Chicago so that no one else could use it. I think something similar happened with one of the Amityville movies. Amityville is a real village in New York. So somebody made a horror flick with Amityville in the title, without paying royalties, and the original “Amityville Horror” folks couldn’t do a thing about it. Correct me if I’m wrong.

So anyone can slap Lovecraft on a book. If need be, they could say it’s a reference to Seymour W. Lovecraft or Wendell Q. Lovecraft and not Howard Phillips.

As for the overall cover, H.P. Lovecraft was a lifelong teetotaler and very adamant in that view. So having a Lovecraft “café” that is obviously serving booze is a lot like having a PETA barbecue shop.

Tag Wizard: Possible comedy but we’ve been bending the rules for so long who cares. (Same with game spinoff books, series, and whatnot). At least we have some new covers but we could use a lot more. Keep ’em coming.

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: 6.50 out of 10)
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Mar 23

The birth of Billy IdolClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Men have no idea how to diaper a baby.

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

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: 8.38 out of 10)
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Mar 14

Endless Mess BookClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Battle of the Museum Diorama

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1982

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: 7.50 out of 10)
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Nov 01

The Dude abidesClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: AKA The Batmen versus Zodiac Kung Fu.

Published 1988

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: 8.00 out of 10)
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Apr 22

The Fingered Fat GirlClick for larger image

Esmeralda Comments: Yonder is the shopping mall. Buy her some clothes.

Published 1993

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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May 28

The glowing Magic 8-Ball says 'Reply hazy, try again.'Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: I am torn between the best feature on this cover – the little cat-man or the wizard’s shoes.

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: 7.83 out of 10)
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Dec 19

Yell louder. Santa's workshop must be somewhere around here.Click for larger image

Everybody. Lean left!Click for larger image

Roast reindeer for Xmas dinner. Yum.Click for larger image

BONUS COVER:

Mrs Claus's stocking stuffer is a dick moveClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: While dragging the Xmas decorations down from the attic we found our old stack of Argosy magazines. Have a happy holiday and we’ll see you in a couple weeks with our Old Year Sum Up!

1. In this issue. Pictures of Mrs No-Shirt McGee!

2. We’re safe. The guys will never break through these parkas.

3. Last year the kids saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus. This year he’s locked and loaded.

4. Why cast a wizard spell when you can just shoot the bastard.

None more black!Click for larger image
Tweet Jane, GSS Admin and Tag Wizard bring a favourite
classic Dutch tradition of Santa Pope and Black Peter
to downtown London.
We drew quite a noisy crowd of fans!

Now let’s all sit back and enjoy a Star Wars Holiday Special!

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: 8.11 out of 10)
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Nov 07

And a 40% chance she'll like her surprise dream dateClick for larger image

Nigel R. Comments: 3-to-1 odds against you guessing which is the title.

Published 1996

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: 6.75 out of 10)
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Jun 17

You shall not pass ... the MOT inspection!Click for larger image

J Greely Comments: Nothing says “magical Victorian London” like Sherlock Holmes in checkered bell-bottoms entering a tiny steampunk sleigh, with a ghostly Gandalf watching over him.

Published 1988

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: 7.00 out of 10)
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Nov 12

It's Bring Your Pets to Work Day!Click for larger image

Jun Comments: Must be a precursor to today’s TV chef.

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: 7.18 out of 10)
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