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#1346

I’m ambidextrous!

Fair point though I will correct one.

Alien and H.R. Giger :wink:


#1347

Those really are great pictures though. What is Douglas Adams holding in his hands? Is it a ring or pull tab of some kind?


#1348

Yep, it’s a reference to the cover of the third H2G2 book you can see in the window behind him.

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#1349

Huh, I’ve never seen that version of the cover. If I remember correctly, I read the books in a collected format. This is the individual cover I’m more familiar with though.


#1350

As you know US And UK covers used to be almost always different. They are still to a lesser extent (and we get exposed to them anyway on the internet).


#1351

Ya. Just saying why I didn’t get the joke. That cover isn’t the cover used anymore anyway. Most popular books (especially paperbacks) get cover/trade-dress refreshes every few years.

This is the last round of covers I remember. Even those have a modified header on most of them to link them to the film. Previous versions looked more like the first book. They have probably changed a couple times since then.

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When I left B&N after 12 years, I signed the wall that everyone did when they left with “So long and thanks for all the books.”


#1352

I think my favourite might be this US cover for one of the Red Dwarf novels.

Feels like the artist read the book but never actually saw the show…

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#1353

It’s kind of like when you translate song titles to Russian and back using Google Translate. :smile:

(I like that he’s got Lister’s ethnicity wrong because I assume there was no reason to mention it in the adaptation).


#1354

Best. Answer. Ever. :laughing:


#1355

Yeah, for a show that was fairly progressive in its day in terms of casting two non-white leads, that cover has managed to pretty effectively whitewash the whole thing. :slight_smile:


#1356

Wisconsin Man Has More Than 200,000 Comics in His Collection

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2018-08-11/wisconsin-man-has-more-than-200-000-comics-in-his-collection


#1357

Nice to see comics creators visiting Stan in his old age and at least Todd shows he has a sense of humour.


#1358

Todd’s account of a meeting earlier this year (from Facebook) was heartwarming.