Monster of the Day #1252

DC was known for always pumping up sales of their superhero comics by putting a gorilla on the cover (hence Grodd, Titano, etc.).

For their supernatural (very light) horror books, it was skeletons, skeletons, skeletons. You’re getting no complaints from me. Just from Ghosts–this is the very first cover of that book–I could do a month’s worth of posts and I might do a couple of weeks, anyway.

  • Gamera977

    Oh gosh, there are just too many jokes here…

    Original printing in Maxim: ‘Ten killer diets to get you thin for your wedding!’

    Skelly: ‘You once found me beautiful.’
    Bruce with a ‘stace: ‘Honey, you got real ugly!’

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Is that Joe Kubert’s artwork?

  • CaptNemo

    Its 2015

    After numerous interviews on MSNBC, CNN and “The View,” plus a victory at the Supreme Court (not to mention a presidential pardon), Norman Bates finally got his life’s wish.

    Or was it mother’s?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Beauty is only skin deep. Now if she only has some skin.

  • Flangepart

    2015? How come it be 25 cents?
    “Proving you can be too thin.”

  • Now there’s a bride who’s well and truly boned.

  • Rock Baker

    Is it just me, or does the guy look like Burt Reynolds? This being the case, it becomes a question as to whether this is a base for a Sally Field joke, or a Loni Anderson joke.

  • He does look like someone well known. I keep wanting to put him as Clark Gable, but the face really isn’t right for that. Someone in the Gable mold, maybe.

  • Marsden

    Did you already do the Haunted Tank and Weird War monsters and ghosts?

    I really liked The Creature Commandos and the G. I. Robot.

  • Rock Baker

    Yeah, I can kinda see it. Someone, with almost exactly that look, that I saw in a trailer once for what may’ve been a 40’s costume drama. I can almost but not quite place the face!

  • Ken_Begg

    I thought Wayne Newton, myself.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Danke Schoen

  • Flangepart

    A more macho Wayne Newton…

  • Eric Hinkle

    So, he married a professional model?

  • Eric Hinkle

    They were great characters. It feels odd today to think that almost no one even knows that once both Marvel and DC did so many non-superhero titles.

  • How about Guy William? I did a Google search of his name and came out with a black and white picture that looks awfully close. Same type outfit, with the mustache. (He might not be the actual source, mind you, but still…)

  • Gamera977

    I was thinking Reynolds too when I saw it but Gable works. I had to make an Ash joke so I did call him Bruce due to the chin.

  • sandra

    A bit difficult to kiss somebody with no lips.

  • Rock Baker

    Yeah, there’s a certain Newton-ness there…

  • Joliet Jake Blues

    The love child of Burt Reynolds and Errol Flynn, IMHO.

  • kgb_san_diego

    Does it bother anyone that the bride has a full bodice? What, precisely, is poking out from there?

  • Padding. Lots of padding.

  • Luke Blanchard

    It’s Nick Cardy. The GCD told me it was signed. His signature is an N inside a C and is on the left end of the scroll.