Monster of the Day #981 Updated on August 29, 2014 By Ken Begg 16 Comments That raft thing? I have no idea. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1610 (Aug 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1609 (Aug 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1608 (Aug 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1607 (Aug 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1606 (Jul 20, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 I think the second guy on the raft is Willie Robertson. bgbear_rnh With the raft they were going for that “Heart of Darkness” “Apocalypse Now” kinda of thing but, then they remembered this was Timothy Bottoms and not his brother Sam. GreenLuthor “Thimothy Bottoms”? I know it’s usually a big deal for an actor to get their name above the title on the promotional materials, but I think that would only apply if they actually bother to spell it correctly… bgbear_rnh Maybe the graphic artist had a speech impediment. Funny, if the graphic artist was Spanish, he probably got corrected several time for spelling “Thomas” as “Tomas” in posters for English speaker. When they told him he got Timothy wrong, it was “Ay caramba, estúpido Englis” Beckoning Chasm It looks like Cheech and Chong on the raft. Flangepart CHEECH AND CHONGS MAGIC SEA SERPENT. The serpent ate their stash, and sank their boat, ‘the Coral Reefer’ while passing over a radioactive Bong that fell from an alien saucer. The creature got big, and happy…but not mellow. Rock Baker Cool! Although the creature itself looks like the sort of monster one might find in a Disney or Bluth animated movie, moreso than anything from a live-action horror movie. bgbear_rnh Today’s closer look: I was wondering if that combo of lighthouse and bay spanning bridge existed somewhere and there is a lovely example in Newport Harbor. Now does it exist in Spain? Rodford Smith I like the design of the monster. Especially in the bottom, greener image. Flangepart And he enjoys his work cause he’s smiling. Italian food must really agree with him Eric Hinkle This is probably OT, but has anyone else here heard about the ‘Zombie Apocalypse Archie Comic’? I took a gander at a collection today, and yikes. Think every bad zombie/Z-grade horror movie trope imaginable. The characters are all total a$$holes (Ronnie’s a rich skank, Betty is a pious little snot and they hate each other, Reggie is a homophobic murderous scumbag, and so on); Jughead gets turned into a zombie and EATS Big Ethel in full view of the reader(!); Sabrina is a cultist for Cthulhu(!!), and is the witch who brought the whole thing about, for which her aunts literally send her to Hell. Oh, and Cheryl Blossom and her brother Jason are having sex together. And at the end everyone goes to the Lodge mansion to celebrate the end of civilization with a sex and drugs orgy, because why not? Is it just me, or has the whole Uber-Edgy Ghrimdarque Phase of comics gotten a trifle out of hand? Oh yeah, the best part, in the comic store I found this in this wass set in the same section as more… sedate Archie comics, along with titles aimed at younger readers like ‘My Little Pony’. You know, for kids! Cullen Waters SEE! NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES OUT OF THAT MUCH WATER! The Rev. I hope someday Ken will be able to show this. He tried once, but the DVD wasn’t working. I watched a clip of an attack scene on a rowboat at night from this movie. Pretty great stuff. Too bad the rest of the movie is, apparently, not nearly as much fun. This poster is great, but it is giving me a “Cecil goes bad” vibe. The Dark Serpent Rises, if you will. Flangepart E-yeah…the few scenes I looked at make me think of those outtakes/blooper collections from kids shows…American ones- I hate to wonder what the Japanese ones might be like…where all the raunch comes out after a prolonged bout of toddler lever voice acting and writing. Why? Do they resent young kids having a level of innocence they lost a long time ago? Talk about resentment… Eric Hinkle “Why? Do they resent young kids having a level of innocence they lost a long time ago? Talk about resentment…” The thing is, I don’t mind (much) this stuff being sold; I don’t have to buy it, after all. And it can be well written, sometimes. It’s just that (a) why does seemingly EVERY comics publisher have to trash up the books the sell, and (b) for all the ‘Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’ complaints I used to hear about evil bluenoses ‘censoring’ comics, why is it that I’ve yet to see a comics shop that doesn’t fail to set the ultra-hardcore material right in with the general audience stories? Does it not occur to them that this just might lead to trouble when some kid goes from ‘My Little Pony’ or ‘Marvel Junior’ to picking up the comic right beside it: ‘Blood Feast: the truly graphic, graphic novel? Flangepart I think the CBLD is like a lot of artistic groups. They remember the ‘old days’ and forget that things have changed. They like to see themselves as rebels, even though they have become the modern Establishment. They be set in their ways, and consarn- it, they like it that way!