Monster of the Day #971

Tales to Astonish continued doing monster stories for a while, until it went superhero and became the home of Ant-Man’s adventures. There’s some great Kirby monsters there, but sadly they started forgoing the purple dialogue balloons we’ve been so entertained by this week.

Then I remembered this obscure comic.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Something else going on here? I mean who tied up Reed Richards*?

    Sorry if that is a dumb question, not a comic book guy.

    *Did anyone ever try rubber cement on Mr.
    Fabulous Fantastic?

  • Eric Hinkle

    Heh, my brother read these when they first came out. He remembered loving Stan Lee’s little editorials, and how one fan wrote in that, “Sorry, I don’t like the comics much, but your editorials are a hoot.” Stan’s response? “I don’t care if you buy these comics to start fires with them as long as you buy them!”

  • GreenLuthor

    Not a dumb question, although it’s also one that no one’s been able to answer for over 50 years now. (Reed is never tied up in the comic itself, so I have no idea what Jack (and maybe Stan) intended there…)

  • Flangepart

    Hey, truth in advertising! It’s chock-a-block with Stan.

  • I love how the cover implies the four had ever appeared elsewhere.

  • Petoht

    I’m more curious about why the speed at which Sue can turn invisible will matter. Will the snot monster no longer be able to feel her?

  • Jamie B.

    Another bunch of characters that never caught on.

  • Acethepug

    Quick and easy way to illustrate his powers (and far better than the “catch something falling off the table” idea from the movie) I would guess.

    I miss THIS Marvel, or even the Marvel of the 1970’s and 1980’s, so much.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I miss THIS Marvel, or even the Marvel of the 1970’s and 1980’s, so much.

    Same here