Monster of the Day #1101

“Good grief! Quick, Biff, grab the spear guns! Nicky, saddle up the sea horses! Judy, look pretty!”

That cover is just gorgeous by the way. You can find a bigger scan on the web, and it’s lovely.

  • One the one hand, I like the cover. On the other hand, is Hextopus guy kneeling just off shore? In a pit? Doesn’t look right to me in any case.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Boy, every time the Sea Devils try to relax–in this case, by having a sea-side rave party–something shows up to spoil it.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Given that he’s crushing a sperm whale with one tentacle, I wonder how big Octa-Man here is supposed to be? Maybe the Sea Devils should just ring up Godzilla, he’s used to this sort of thing.

  • The Rev.

    I don’t remember where I saw this as a kid (probably “The Encyclopedia of Monsters”) but man, I have loved it ever since. Possibly one of my favorite comics covers ever.

  • Luke Blanchard

    Arguably, it should look wrong due to water distortion! But I suspect it’s not plausible that the seabed could drop away that quickly so close to a sandy beach. The sand would get washed away.

  • Gamera977

    I love the remarkably bored look on the face of the monster- to us crushing a sperm whale is pretty epic but to Octo/Hexapus guy it’s just Thursday…

  • Eric Hinkle

    “Crush eight more tons and what do ya get?

    Another day older n’ deeper in debt…”

  • Flangepart

    “Posidon don’t ya call me cause I can’t come.
    It’s time for lunch, and I need me some chum…”