Friday, June 14, 2013

Paperback 660: The Plague of Sound / Con Steffanson (adapting Alex Raymond's story) (Avon 19166)

Paperback 660: Avon 19166 (PBO, 1974)

Title: The Plague of Sound (Flash Gordon 2)
Author: Con Steffanson (from orig. story by Alex Raymond)
Cover artist: G. Wilson

Yours for: $10


Best things about this cover:
  • "You call that a Bach organ fugue!? Argh, your sound plagues me! Get out of my space church, Redbeard!"
  • "It's OK, honey. You're safe now," he said, after bravely firing at nothing.
  • I proclaim that to be the thinnest shirt ever worn by man or beast.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Wow, that is one awesomely self-parodic damsel in distress. She's got the dramatic arms and the proud, heaving bosom and the blow-up doll mouth and everything.
  • That first paragraph may as well say: "First, a bunch of random shit happens..."
  • In the future, there will be sciences. Plural. Be there!

Page 123~

Sawtel's stunpistol flashed out of his tunic and quietly whirred.

Hmmm. Is that a whirring stunpistol in your tunic or are you just glad to see me?


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