Monster of the Day #1034

Extreme Skeet…to the MAXX!!!!!*

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  • An early Metroid!

  • The Rev.

    It kind of looks like it was inspired by a diving bell spider. Then given a garden spider’s color scheme.

    I have no idea what’s up with the face, though.

    “What’s wrong with your FAAAAAAAAACE?!?”

  • Flangepart

    Holy leaping lobster-spider thingie!

  • Beckoning Chasm


  • bgbear_rnh

    I like that he (The Skipper?) seems to be taking careful aim although the spider thing is only ten feet away and the size of a Winnebago. I suppose he may know some special vulnerable spot but, I think I would be blazing away and hoping to get lucky, either that or running away.

  • Acethepug

    They call him Skipper! Skipper! Skipper!

    A flying ti-ick!

    For no one you see … drinks as much blood as he!

    (I got nothing after that).

  • bgbear_rnh

    So is this British and the price a mere 2 pence (2d)?

  • sandra

    Perhaps the man is the ‘crimson crusader’ ? Either the tick jumps really high or it can levitate.

  • Rock Baker

    Well, that’s sufficiently nightmarish….

  • Rock Baker

    The bubble on it’s back looks to be transparent. Maybe it ‘flies’ via internal production of a lighter-than-air gas?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Made me look at it again. If you look at it a certain way, the monster could be standing on the ground and the human is defying gravity by shooting from the side of a cliff.

  • Luke Blanchard

    It’s a British weekly boys’ paper. There were a number of them in the first half of the century.
    E-copies of issues of the title can be found at Comic Book Plus, in the “British Story Papers” section. It doesn’t have this one, but it does have the one from the week before, so I had a look at it. Most of its contents were illustrated prose stories in various genres. “The Crimson Crusader” was a dull one page comic-strip that ran on the inside back cover, about a knight with red armour.

  • bgbear_rnh

    For two pennies it was probably worth it.

  • Flangepart

    Now I have this image of a bullet poping the gas bladder, and the bug flying around like a balloon.

  • Rock Baker

    Tell me that wouldn’t make for a great scene in a movie, though!

  • Gamera977

    ‘Hey buddy, I’m Mister Muffet and you scared the krap out of my little girl- so now it’s payback time sucka!!!’

  • Flangepart

    Monster flies around, lands in ceiling lamp. Get electricuted.
    “Guess he won’t ‘bug’ us anymore…”
    “I hate comedy relief.”

  • Eric Hinkle

    Say, Rock, just so you know I faved the Facebook page for that Godzilla movie of yours and sent it around to a couple of friends with interests in the arts and kaijju as well. They seem delighted with it. Hopefully there will be a way to buy a DVD copy of it somehow.

  • Luke Blanchard

    My apologies: on the back cover.