Monster of the Day #1229

Sorry about yesterday, the site was down before I left for work, then I went out last night. Still, Halloween draws ever closer.

“Lost in the Graveyard” seems the least of his problems. I really, really miss the day where you’d draw this and then toss in a bat to make it spookier.

  • Flangepart

    “Give us back out T-shirrrrrtsss…”

  • Gamera977

    ‘No shirt, no shoes, no service buster!’

    And I think the bat is going to use the distraction as a chance to fly into the young lady’s hair.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Yeah, that bat definitely makes this scene scary. Because who would ever be frightened by two pairs of skeletal arms seeking to drag you into a grave? Really, given how often things like this happen in fictional universes, I wonder why they don’t just cremate all the corpses to prevent them rising to seek revenge and get it over with.

  • Gamera977

    Now I’m wondering with the flash effect if the skeletal hands are electrified? Gee, I think most viewers can see them, not like you have to call extra attention to them.

  • Eric Hinkle

    That makes it sound like something from the “Weird Menace” pulps. Lure your enemy out to the Haunted Graveyard, have the fake bony arms laced with high-powered wires snatch him, and it’s “Omigosh! The Killer Skeletons have struck again!”

  • bgbear_rnh

    I think those are sarcasm quote marks.

    Oooh do you get “lost” in our two acre graveyard?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I wonder if Stanley Thomas did the artwork, based on a story by John Ray James.

  • Luke Blanchard

    I can see your reasoning, but it’s by Bill Everett. His signature is in the lower right corner. The GCD attributes the last one to him as well.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Maybe the skeletal arms are trying to save him from the hot blonde because she’s actually a vampire?

    “Come on pal! You don’t want HER to be nibbling on your neck!”