Monster of the Day #848

Surprisingly few Mammoth covers. I guess artists just like painting T-Rexes more. Or else they recognized that Mammoths are harder to make look menacing. I mean, clearly they would be. However, Sesame Street itself figured out that ‘wooly mammoth’ basically translated to ‘fuzzy elephant’ and built what became perhaps the most beloved second wave character around the idea.

I’m assuming this second cover is a cheat, and that the mammoths are insert displays. Who knows, though? Comics.

 

  • Flangepart

    Wow, a double header!
    Three Mammoths for the price of…of 25 cents! Total.
    So…what next of Great One? May your monster hunting be as successful as Turok’s.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Darn, now I have the “Pico and Sepulveda” song stuck in my head.

  • Jamie B.

    I used to collect “Turok” comics when I was a little boy. Thanks for bringing back some memories. :)

  • Eric Hinkle

    I love that Daredevil title and the reminder that once upon a time Marvel would actually dare to be silly rather than ponderous in their storytelling.

  • sandra

    For a man without fear, Daredevil looks pretty worried. Perhaps he can get the mammoths to pull him out of the tar pits. By the way, what’s the concensus on the Youtube video of an animal crossing a Siberian river : mammoth or bear with a really long fish in its mouth ?

  • bgbear_rnh

    not even sure it is Siberia ;)

  • Rock Baker

    You can never go wrong with Turok!

    As to the issue of mammoths being sparse in pop culture, I know only that as a kid I loved dinosaurs and welcomed all gigantic reptiles, but really didn’t care about the mammals.

  • LT_Harper

    The TAR PITS OF DEATH! As opposed to the Tar Pits of Life.

  • Ken_Begg

    Actually, Marvel’s best books are like that again; Daredevil, Hawkeye, Wolverine and the X-Men (first X-Men book I’ve ready in like 20 years!).

    DC, on the other hand, is the horrible murder / rape / mutilation company, 24/7.

  • Ken_Begg

    Man without fear or no, that would be a particularly sucky death (no pun intended), especially for someone with super-senses.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Wow, seriously? For reals? I may have to see if I can find some current Marvel comics and check for myself.

    And DC? *sighs* I figured they were headed in a bad direction just from what little I’d seen of the current Green Lantern. I’d hoped to be proven wrong,, though.

  • Eric Hinkle

    What about the saber-tooth tigers? They’re always pretty popular.

    And dumb question but talking dinosaurs and pop culture, do you or anyone else here ever remember visiting some place in Virginia called ‘Dinosaur Land’? I did as a kid on vacation with the family. Man but did they ever have some seriously cool stuff in the gift shop, like Godzilla models.

  • Rock Baker

    DC has fully committed themselves to darkness and political correctness (which means, of course, there can be no light). When I started as a cartoonist, I would have leapt at the chance to draw for DC. If they came to me now, begging and offering huge sums of money, I’d just walk away.

  • Rock Baker

    My State has Dinosaur World, founded in the late 60’s (and in fact, the dinosaur models seen in the first reel of IT’S ALIVE are in fact those of Dinosaur World then under construction) by John Agar himself! Dinosaur World can claim being the Nation’s largest dinosaur park, and it’s hub is a 50 foot King Kong (the place was once known as John Agar’s Land of Kong)! Unfortunately, it has closed in recent years due to the decline of the American roadside attraction. I have a fantasy of buying, cleaning up, and re-opening the park before it rots away.

  • Jamie B.

    I’ve driven past Dinosaur Land lots of times on the way to visit GalaxyJane’s parents. Tried to stop once, but the price to go see the dinos was a bit much on that trip. But yeah, the gift shop is still full o’ stuff!

  • Jamie B.

    I bought a few issues of the new “Nightwing” and “Lost Legion”, but that’s about it. I’ve pretty much given up on all comics. However I love the DC animated series.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be able to see it again someday.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Shame to hear that your place closed. Here’s hoping some noble and eccentric soul buys it and re-opens it.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Ugh. Yeah, I think I’ll be avoiding DC. Kind of sad to think that the only comic I really watch for any more is IDW’s MY Little Pony.

  • GalaxyJane

    Dinosaur Land is alive, well and kicking on 522, just south of Winchester. I’ve never taken the tour, but they still have a great cheesy roadside attraction gift shop that I stop into from time to time.

  • GalaxyJane

    And I see the spousal unit already answered. Ah well.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks! I love hearing that these old places are still running. Good to know that not everything good from my youth is long gone.

  • GalaxyJane

    I just wish Lakeside Park was still around, I’d have loved to take the kids out there.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Never heard of that one before. It was some local amusement park?

  • Gamera977

    It was a neat little small park in Roanoke/Salem in SW Virginia. It started back around 1910 or so and operated up to the late ’80s. They ended up buried in about 3-5 feet of mud after the big flood of ’85 where the Roanoke river overflowed it’s banks and flooded a good portion of the city. They got it all cleaned up and the park almost ready to return to operation when while testing the roller coaster it struck and killed a guy weed-eating along the tracks. The lawsuit hitting the park when they were already up their eyeballs in debt due to the cleaning and repairs from the flood finished them off for good.

  • Gamera977

    Oddly I’ve never seen it. There is some sort of weird Dino land up near Natural Bridge, Virginia with dinosaurs chasing and eating Union soldiers. Every time I’ve driven by it’s been closed though. Nearby is Foamhenge, a replica of Stonehenge made of giant Styrofoam blocks. It was built by the same eccentric guy.
    There is a neat park out near Mammoth Caverns, Kentucky as well, I have some photos around somewhere. It’s much more recent so the dinos are much more accurate to modern knowledge.

  • GalaxyJane

    What Gamera said, lol.