Monster of the Day #1022

Well, that’s just nice.

  • Flangepart

    “Famous?” How come I didn’t know about it till now?
    Also, lizard guys looks like he’s about to yell ‘You kids get off my mountain!”

  • Look at those tail spikes. What possible good could they do there? Other than that, neat critter. I wonder if it’s supposed to be blind?

  • Gamera977

    And yet again red lady has to point to the critter to make sure brown guy sees it. And if they landed the aircraft that close to the cliff edge I think they’re already pushing their luck!

  • Gamera977

    I think it’s pupils are just rolled all the way forward maybe?

  • David Fullam

    Evolution went a little wild there.

  • Acethepug

    I wonder if he’s a distant cousin to Reptilicus, what with those tiny wings and all.

    Maybe the woman is pointing as if to say “he’s paying the fare, good sir.”

  • sandra

    Those wings are totally inadequate to achieve liftoff for a creature that size. May it uses them to fan itself.

  • bgbear_rnh

    devolution, his ancestors soared with the eagles ;)

  • Gamera977

    Now I’m thinking he looks sorta like an ancestor to ‘Pete’s Dragon’.

  • Rock Baker

    The rarely seen Multisaurus, the collective dinosaur!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I wonder if the Professor’s Daughter is holding a knife. Or maybe it’s a banana.

  • Eric Hinkle

    The cover art is great but yikes if that isn’t the weirdest dinosaur I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Gamera977

    Rock, I’ve been meaning to thank you for your new round-up of Halloween movies on your site, will have to look some of these up!

  • Rock Baker

    Thanks! I have a heap of fun writing those up, but time limitations kept this year’s list to 35 titles. Needless to say, I’ve been noticing seemingly hundreds of good titles I should’ve used!

  • Mmmmaybe. Though I’d think we’d see some of it in the drawing.

  • Luke Blanchard

    This was a reprint title. A number of the issues had really terrific covers. For a time it had a companion title, FANTASTIC NOVELS, which also had good covers. Cover images and contents lists for both titles can be found at the ISFDB. They’re worth a browse if you’re interested in learning about works of fantasy and SF which aren’t well-remembered today but could be treated as classics in the middle of the century. “John Taine” was the pseudonym of the mathematician Eric Temple Bell.

  • Luke Blanchard

    The novel has been recently reprinted in a collection called THE ANTARKTOS CYCLE ed. Robert M. Price. At least part of it can be read at Google Books.

  • Ken_Begg

    I almost feel bad, like I’m summoning Luke here whenever I post pulp covers to educate all of us.

    Not that I intend to stop.

  • I meant to mention this yesterday, but assuming this is The Greatest Adventure, I think the whole thing can be picked up as a Kindle book. If buying from Amazon ain’t your speed, at least head over and check out the cover. The dinosaurs in the background are as goofy as all get out, but I kind of like them.

  • Luke Blanchard

    It’s always a pleasure. Pulp SF and fantasy covers have tremendous draw for me, and these two titles had some of the best.

  • Ken_Begg

    It’s certainly a pleasure for us to reap the benefit of your love for these wonderful covers.