Monster of the Day #1025

Pulp expert Luke B. elaborated on this cover yesterday, noting that it featured the same monster from the same story. Turns out it was already in my posting queue, so here it is.

I kind of like getting both versions, the goofy one and the more straight horror one. Obviously either one would have garnered my quarter.

  • Flangepart

    Can’t help but think ‘bite your tongue’ might have serious meaning for this guy.

  • I like this monster far more than the last one, and both enough to see if I can’t look the story up some how.

  • Ericb

    Are those ears or stegosaur-like plates on the top of his head. He looks like dogosaurus.

  • bgbear_rnh

    His dying thoughts: “It’s got me by its, oh something tongue, ugh what’s that word when an appendage is used to grab things? pre-something. . .”

  • sandra

    “new tubby story” ? What’s Tinky Winky been up to now ?

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  • The Rev.

    I…think it’s the shadow of a large plate on the back of its head.

    This one is cooler, but the goofy charm of yesterday’s version tickles me. It looks like something that should have been on “Beany and Cecil” or something from the Krofts.

  • Luke Blanchard

    I took it as a plate, but after reading Eric’s post I had another look, and there’s a matching one on the other side of its head, under the price.

  • Sandy Petersen

    Interplanetary Hunter was a collection of stories masquerading as a novel by Arthur C. Barnes. Basically the heroes go around the solar system trapping monsters for a space zoo. I adored this book as a kid. It was one of the few paperback novels I owned which had illustrations – pictures of the monsters in the story.

    I recognized the monster in Ken’s illustration at once – it is a giant Venusian monster with claws and fangs who stands 50 feet tall but somewhat counterintuitively catches prey with its tongue instead of all its other equipment.