Monster of the Day #920

Man, there’s nothing that’s not marvelous about that. Sadly, that’s the last cover for this short-lived series. Short, but sweet.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Our aquanaut seems to be tethered to an accelerating submarine, I trust they know what they are doing.

  • Flangepart

    A ROCKET powered sub by the look of it. If he ain’t snapped in it’s a miricle. Also, is the diver trying to weld that Manta?

  • bgbear_rnh

    This is for Steve Irwin you flat bastard!

  • Rock Baker

    I saw one other cover, but it had no monster action (the sub before an exploding volcano set off by enemy activity). It was a pretty cool image, but not for MOTD purposes.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yes, I think there were around five issues of this, and a few featured no monsters, sadly enough.

  • Rock Baker

    Four, I hear. Sad, for word is it was actually a better comic book than Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Lovely cover, but what the heck happened to MoTD #917?

    EDIT: Never mind, I see it listed at the side. Something odd seems to be going on with the site.

  • Luke Blanchard

    The artist was Sam Glanzman, who drew KONA, and the series has similar storytelling strengths and weaknesses. I find Dell’s comics of this period interesting for their anticipation the larger-panel, art-oriented approach Marvel adopted in the later 60s, but I don’t think it works as well for Glanzman and his writer/s as it did for Marvel. Glanzman’s art has a hasty look which I suspect many would find off-putting. The issues can be read at the Comic Book Plus website, the controllers of which make an effort to exclude non-public domain material.

    The Gold Key VOYAGE stories have been recently collected by Hermes Press, but I haven’t seen them so I can’t draw a comparison. The GCD says the first three issues were respectively pencilled by Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska, and Don Heck. (For those who don’t know, they’re very well-known for their work for DC and Marvel. Tuska was drawing the BUCK ROGERS newspaper strip at the time.) The later stories were drawn by an Italian artist, Alberto Giolitti, who also drew many of Gold Key’s STAR TREK issues.
    Thanks for the nod on Monday, Ken.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I hate to point this out, because I’m not really “that guy” but the MotD numbers started repeating themselves after 917. This one should be 920.

  • Ken_Begg

    The very least I could do in return for your informative dissertations. Thanks!