Monster of the Day #1026

Those ray guns are also helpful against pesty flying saucers.

  • Flangepart

    Ah, If only Ray Harryhausen had made that one too…(Sigh)…

  • Beckoning Chasm

    That’s a remarkably colorful weapon. I wonder if it’s made up of a half-dozen different types of ray gun, in the hopes that at least one type of energy would be effective against the monster.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I think it is a silly string cannon possibly trying to surprise and distract him.

    If they had time to call in the bombers, you would think the Capital Building would have been evacuated by now. Well, there is no IQ test for congress.

  • Gamera977

    BARUGON NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Acethepug

    Now that is a movie I would love to see, look at the SIZE of that one!

    And Happy Halloween, all! Remember not to overdo it, kids are pretty high in cholesterol :)

  • Luke Blanchard

    According to ISFDB the cover story was “Beauty and the Beast” by Henry Kuttner. This has just been reprinted by Baen in a collection called THE BAEN BIG BOOK OF MONSTERS. One of the critters on its cover might be intended as the same monster.

    It turns out THRILLING WONDER STORIES quite often didn’t name its cover stories on the covers. I don’t know how common this was with other pulps. The title was unlike some others in that it mostly ran shorter fiction.

  • Rock Baker

    I’m guessing this was printed in the 40’s, in which case it’s a pretty spot-on foreshadowing of things to come in the next two decades! Just wonderful!

  • Ericb

    It’s gaydar.