Monster of the Day #875

Man, there are a TON of these terrific covers. I could seriously do Mighty Samson covers for a month straight. I mean, again, look at that thing, it’s gorgeous.

This is one of the weirdest. I guess we’re l0oking at the product of mad science?

  • Gamera977

    Ummmm… so the artist took a SST like the Concorde and decided to paint an organic version of it by crossing it with a vulture? The scales on the back even look like the windows along the side.

    I’m guessing Gold Key comics did not have a very stringent drug test policy back then?

  • bgbear_rnh

    a jet-powered reptile! Who would believe such a thing ;)

  • Reed

    They had a very strict policy on drug use.
    It was mandatory.
    I love this jetdactyl unreservedly, and only wish he were fighting the Shogun Warriors.

  • Flangepart

    “Hey, hey, did she pay a fair? I don’t fly ‘Air Jetdaytcle’ for my health ya know…”

  • Rock Baker

    Space monsters too?! Hmmm. I wonder if they did time travel stories as well. They could have done an interesting story where Samson journeys back in time and fights alongside his historical namesake. Although, after a jet-powered space-bird, something like time travel might come off as a little prosaic….

  • Petoht

    Mad science is clearly the best kind.

  • Flangepart

    Hummm…He goes back in time to pre-nuke NYC, and gets to decide on preventing his own existence. Nah…no monsters involved, unless you mean politicians.

  • Rodford Smith

    Not exactly time travel, but they did find at least one survivor from before the holocaust in suspended animation.

    There was a lot of this comic in the animated series _Thundarr the Barbarian_.

  • Flangepart

    Ah, yes! First thing I thought when I saw that puppy.