Monster of the Day #1162 Updated on June 9, 2015 By Ken Begg 14 Comments The central illustration is so utterly gorgeous that I actually find myself resenting the oversized frame. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1644 (Oct 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1643 (Oct 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1642 (Oct 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1641 (Oct 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1640 (Oct 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Cullen Waters I’d hazard a guess that inside this comic is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder. The road hovering over the ground is a dead giveaway there. The only question I have is whether this was before they started paying Bradbury for using his stories, or after? bgbear_rnh Reminds me of “King Dinosaur” if they really had a T-rex rather than a big monitor lizard. Where is “Joey the Lemur”? CaptNemo Is it me, or does that thing have rabies? bgbear_rnh It has rabies and babies and the babies maybe have rabies. Gamera977 I was wondering about the road too, does look like the story. I was also wondering why the guys are dressed like Colonial Warriors- I’d swear the blonde guy in the back is Starbuck. Luke Blanchard I have this story, and that’s what it is. Al Williamson drew the adaptation too. They must have paid Bradbury. They even used his title. Luke Blanchard They credited the story to him, and it also has a “Copyright, 1952, by Ray Bradbury” notice. bgbear_rnh The guy in the front looks like he is doing interpretative dance or a Michael Jackson move. Cullen Waters EC played fast and loose with copy-written materiel at one point, but after Bradbury called them on using his stuff they did the right thing. Surprised they didn’t mention his name on the cover. Luke Blanchard That’s an interesting point: they did on a few later issues. Wikipedia’s page on Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations” notes that EC did a story with the same plot in WEIRD SCIENCE #13, only its story came first by a couple of years. Luke Blanchard I’m wrong: they only used Bradbury’s name on earlier issues, of WEIRD SCIENCE and WEIRD FANTASY. They billed him as “America’s top science-fiction writer”. Flangepart Well, Starbuck with a K-Bar on his belt. Gamera977 True, and a revolver… Gamera977 They should have done a sequel where the radiation caused Joey to grow to King Kong size- they could have called it ‘King Lemur’.