Monday, April 30, 2012

Planet Stories ... Greatest Covers in Comic History?

Maybe. Maybe not. But this one is a humdinger ...

Visit the Comic Book Catacombs and read about Aura, Lord of Jupiter, won't you?

You couldn't get this much awesome for 1 slim dime in the modern day, I can assure you.

Princess Vara, despite getting a smaller font than Reef Ryan, appears to get the cover (I can't imagine why), if in fact those aliens getting slapped around are the Green Legions of Xalan. She's wearing her gold-plated titanium Venusian lady-parts armor (protection where you need it, when you need it - AC +1) and wielding a short sword while riding something that came out of a random monster generator.

Let's tick off the alien parts on that beast - lower body of a horse, feet of a camel, talons of an eagle, neck of a hairy lizard, ears of an Elfquest elf, horn of a ... I have no idea ... and beak of abject, eye-poking horror. It needs some stats (S&W and Space Princess this time):

AREMIHC: HD 4; AC 6 [13]; Atk 2 talons (1d4), beak (1d6) and gore (1d6); Move 18; Save 13; CL/XP 5/240; Special: Run x5, only surprised on 1 on 1d8.

AREMIHC: HD 4; DEF 17; FIGHT 11 (Beak/Gore 1d8, Talons 1d4); MOVE F; STR 7; DEX 5; KNO 0; MEN 3; Special: None.

 The Green Legions are somewhere in the kobold-goblin-orc continuum - I'd go with goblin stats, since they're clearly pretty easy to pick up and hurl. I dig the polearms and golden shields with the suns. They also have a sweet ride in the background - you can't beat old school starship design, I always say.

I also dig the "Slaver-Hordes of Neptune" - good name for a Space Princess module - maybe a sci-fi version of the classic Slavers series for AD&D.


  1. But for gods sake man.....


  2. I would so have bought that right off the comic book rack. Chock full of awesome.


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