In the second installment of an occasional series, we celebrate with mockery the worst and the weirdest covers in the long history of muscle magazines.

Geraldo

Geraldo shows up and 1983 Mr. O Samir Bannout doesn’t even get a mention. (Bodybuilders: Nicole Bass, Samir Bannout)

Christian

What’s back? From the future? (Bodybuilder: Mike Christian)

spearfishing

I couldn’t find the shark, so… (Bodybuilder: Eddie Robinson)

WTF?

“No sir, we’re not high-protein. I can assure you we’re mostly carbs.”

skiing

We didn’t diet three months to wear snow suits. (Bodybuilder: Rich Gaspari)

skinny

Yes, the photo. But even better is the cover line: “Forty Men Can’t Pull Me Apart.”

shaving

Beefing Up Practical Tip #30: Isometric Shaving Pushdowns (Bodybuilder: Frank Sepe)

Franco

Franco, can you give me a lift? (Bodybuilder: Franco Columbu)

mail

Hulk like mail. (Bodybuilder: Lou Ferrigno)

tiny dumbbells

Just keep curling, baby, and one day you’ll be able to lift this dumbbell.

Check out Bad Muscle Magazine Covers, Vol. 1 and Great Muscle Magazine Covers, Vol. 1