Monster of the Day #834

Doesn’t seem like much of a contest, really.

  • Ericb

    I want to see a giant octopus in a Korean War story.

  • Flangepart

    And all for 10 cents? Boy, that makes me feel OLD!…

  • Gamera977

    Probably not the best weapon since the South Koreans are likely to hunt the octopus down, douse it with hot sauce, and eat it…

  • sandra

    Is it just me or does the octopus look bored ?

  • Ericb

    He’s probably a bit blase with human sushi appetizers. He’s really looking forward to the main course though.

  • rtpoeman

    So the giant octopus is threatening Captain Marvel by showing him random comic panels?

  • Rock Baker

    A more realistic octopus than one usually sees on these things. Interesting move.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Given that this is a Shazam/Captain Marvel Comic, I wonder if that’s really a talking octopus controlled by Mister Mind?

  • Luke Blanchard

    The comic was the last issue of WHIZ COMICS. It’s presumably in the public domain, and can be found at Comic Book Plus. The Captain Marvel story has a horror element that I’ve seen in other late Fawcett Captain Marvel tales: it was the period of the horror comics boom. The tale isn’t that satisfactory but it involves vampire bats with stingers under the control of the “LEGEND HORROR” of the title whose identity I don’t want to give away. The story has nice art by Kurt Schaffenberger, and there’s a particularly nice shot of the monster.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks for that information, I’ll take a look for it.

  • Eric Hinkle

    And I just read it. Fun if a trifle weird story. And man but the Big Red Cheese sure didn’t hesitate to use lethal force on the poor monsters. Which feels odd given his long-time DC personification as the most innocent of heroes.

  • Ken_Begg

    Cool, I’ll have to look that up.