Monster of the Day #1334

Before going into superheroes, Marvel published a lot of monster comics. This carried over into their superhero titles. Indeed, the first issue of their first superhero comic featured a giant beast menacing the heroes. Moreover, Marvel actually made monsters into heroes, or at least anti-heroes, like the Thing and Hulk. It was all quite bracing compared to the whitebread comics DC had been doing for so long.

Anyway, unsurprisingly a lot of their villains were monstrous too.

  • The other great thing about Marvel’s monsters was how ridiculous they could be. Case in point, Bi-beast here. Why does he have a second head up like that? What possible purpose does it serve?

    Don’t get me wrong. I have an Incredible Hulk DVD that collected the entire series up to the date of publication, including this issue. I’ve even read this particular issue (Betty Ross there is recovering from a bad case of Harpy, and I don’t mean personality wise), and while I don’t quite remember the specifics, I do remember kind of liking the character. That doesn’t make him any less goofy.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    The head on the bottom has no brain, unless the one on top decides to eat one or two.

  • Flangepart

    Hummm…share same throat…could go through the buffet at half the time.

  • Andrew Sherrod

    Bi-beast? That sounds rather controversial, or incredibly progressive, of Marvel. Then again, when you look like that, I guess you have to date anyone who says yes….