Monster of the Day #1199

I have no idea what’s happening here, and I’m not sure I want to know. Although it kind of reminds me of the ending of Harati.

  • Flangepart

    I know how we’re supposed to interpret that cover…but
    Alien: “What? Eat her? But I hardly know her, and she’s so…mushy…”
    Guy with Blaster: “Just start eatin’, and remember, make it look like an accident.”

  • Dear… sweet… God…
    So many questions. Most over the alien, who looks more loveable than threatening, even with the claws and the teeth (look at those eyestalks!) But is the environment hostile? Then why isn’t the woman in better gear? Is the woman an native? I’m guessing so; I think it’s the only way the cover makes sense. I wish we knew which story this went to (assuming it went to one of the stories). I’d bet the I, Mars Bradbury one isn’t it…
    I’d so waste a quarter on this magazine…

  • BobTanaka

    Bill Clinton assumes his true form.

  • No, no, not enough tentacles.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Pit Bulls of Mars

  • Eric Hinkle

    It’s a lovely cover, but sadly I can’t appreciate it quite as much given the bad news — Wes Craven just died. There’s more about it on the IMDB.

    Like Sir Christopher Lee, he cannot be replaced, but hopefully he can be succeeded.

    This is a bad year for horror fans.

  • Gamera977

    I have no idea what’s going on either but it probably offends a SJW, and that my friends makes it a GREAT cover!

  • bgbear_rnh

    Yes, sadly C-S3L was very popular amongst the visitors to Mars and was shot by this despicable dentist who baited him away from the reserve using his hygienist.

  • Gamera977

    Probably better than Anthony Wiener…

  • That came as something of a shock; I’d been following him on Twitter. Seemed like a decent guy.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I heard this from other people too. He didn’t seem like the stereotypical nasty Hollywood big shot.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    If someone gave an artist only a vague idea of what happened in Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, said artist might come up with this. The Martians were typically described as “golden” so the girl fits, and her lack of breathing gear is explained. The Earthman with a gun just wanting to shoot things might be from “And The Moon Be Still As Bright.” No idea where the dog-spider comes from, unless the Hound from Fahrenheit 451 got thrown in somehow. Look at the sharp long claws. (Yeah, the Hound was a robot, I know.)

  • Beckoning Chasm

    by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

  • Rock Baker

    Is this one a repeat? Or did I just see it somewhere else?

  • bgbear_rnh

    I vote new here.

  • Flangepart

    Me too. It’s not an Octopus, so that’s different.

  • Ken_Begg

    It’s possible. It’s getting harder to keep track now that there’s been twelve hundred (!) of these. I’m thinking I’m still well under my 1% allowable blunder level, though.

  • Marsden

    Spider-Dog, Spider-Dog, does whatever a Spider-Dog does.

  • Luke Blanchard

    I found a contemporary review of the issue. To read it Google “Fantasy Review Vol. III, No. 15”. It says the cover is unconnected to any of the stories. Bradbury’s story is about a man alone on Mars whose older self is tortured by his younger self. It wasn’t included in THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES.

    Compare the cover of DC’s MYSTERY IN SPACE #8, which is a parody of this kind of image. I think the above one was done tongue in cheek too.

  • Rodford Smith

    “Heel, boy! Heel! Heel! Heeeeelll!!!”