Movie books, and a couple questions for you.

§ December 27th, 2007 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Movie books, and a couple questions for you.

Tim O’Neil recently posted about the variety of cover images used for Philip Jose Farmer’s novel To Your Scattered Bodies Go, and the, shall we say, varying levels of quality represented.

In his introduction, Tim talks about how, by and large, covers for sci-fi books are pretty bad, the worst being the book covers that tie into their film adaptations. And that reminded me of my “favorite” (i.e. “most appalling”) movie tie-in book cover of all time:

Nothing against Mr. Smith, who manages to be entertainingly watchable in even his terrible movies. Mostly I’m just amused given that any similarities between the I, Robot movie and Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot novel are largely coincidental. I mean, c’mon, Dr. Susan Calvin suddenly becoming a gun-toting action hero? That gave me a start.

However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love this particular variation on Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend, scanned from my personal library:

“Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty vampires!”

In other news:

Well, actually, I don’t have any other news at the moment. No new comics yet this week, and I haven’t had time to follow any big comic book news goin’ on, if there is any.

So, I’m going to ask you a question. I showed you mine, now you can show me yours. Did you get any comic book swag for the holidays? Any good stuff you desperately wanted? Or how ’bout any stuff obviously purchased for you because “hey, s/he likes comics, this is comic related, s/he’ll love it!” regardless of whether you’re interested in it or not? (Yeah, I know, “it’s the thought that counts,” but it still might be good for a laugh or two.)

And did you give any comic book stuff to anyone? To fans or non-fans? Please let me know in the comments section!

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