Monday, November 22, 2010

Pep 37: Awakening from the Nightmare

Phew! That cover is SUCH a relief. The Shield, with heavily inked musculature (even in his hair!), is pole-vaulting into a hay-carpeted redoubt teeming with Japanazis, who are apparently in the midst of boring to death some bound Americans, several of whom have already nodded off. Dusty, his cape in extra-starched glory, is socking Tojo Junior in the jaw with, um, a Nikon camera? It's hard to tell, but I'm sure Dusty is indulging in adolescent war-time smack-talk: "Turns out your inferior foreign electronics are good for something after all, Colonel-san!" And the odious Hangman is relegated to the background, busy casting shadows and mopping up the also-rans. ALL IS AS IT SHOULD BE on the cover of PEP!

You see, I had this horrible nightmare last night. There was this red-haired beaver or woodchuck or something in black pullover with an R on it, and he was using his buckteeth to chew away at the cover of a Pep magazine, just chewing it all away, and as he chewed it, it was killing off each character as he ate their picture on the cover, first the Hangman, then Dusty, then the Shield, with finally nothing left to stop him from consuming the entire soul of the nation=== the surreal horror of it was overwhelming.

Phew! Thank Jove it was just a dream...!


Bryan L said...

Interesting that one Japanazi is wasting ammunition shooting over the head of an already slumped figure. Is he trying to frighten the other two prisoners to death? Truly, his evil knows no limits.

SallyP said...

Why this is a lovely cover! I also do enjoy the sight of one of the Japanazis apparently shooting the Shield right in the ass.

Bryan L said...

I didn't notice that earlier, but you're right, Sally. Further, it looks like the bullet ricocheted.

The Shield: So tough that bullets bounce off his ass.

SallyP said...

Thighs of steel, and an arse to match!