Monster of the Day #1335

These guys worked for Thanos, so it’s at least possible we’ll see them in a movie soon.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    This looks a lot like Gil Kane’s work to me, although the more I look at it the less sure I am.

  • Flangepart

    Knobby heads. Must offer protection when head butting enemies or low hanging ceiling fans.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Were they vampires or at least blood-drinkers when they originally showed up? I’ve got one of the Marvel 2-in-1 Essentials with old Buckethead and the Thing where they try sucking some of Ben Grimm’s blood. That doesn’t end well for them as you can imagine.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I bet some SJW could write a complete term paper based on that cover.

  • Ericb

    Term paper? How about a complete PhD dissertation.

  • Eric Hinkle

    (This is just a joke and not meant to insult anyone. I promise!)

    “I bet some SJW could write a complete term paper based on that cover.”

    Like what? About how the “false peril of demonized Communism”* is used by the patriarchal power structure** through their flunkies of the crypto-fascist*** superhero comics industry to justify reckless and ever-increasing expenditure on the military-industrial complex****?

    * — The ‘Blood” Brothers is an obvious reference to the color red, and red means Communists. And the alien, outsider, not-American, is a code phrase for ‘evil foreigner’. Also ‘Brothers’ can be a reference to the international brotherhood of all humanity that Communism practices and Capitalism fears.

    ** — No women are shown in the above art. Only brutish violent posturing hyper-macho males. It’s obviously misogynist.

    *** — They settle all their problems with violence and hold themselves above the law, on the spurious argument that supervillains are beyond the normal resources available to law enforcement. They are the ‘heroic champion’ who will solve all our problems for us if we but hand all power over to them. Unlike communism where no one is better than anyone else. Except for the premier, of course. And the KGB. And the GRU, And the party officials…

    **** — Does one really need to explain how Iron Man, a suit of (male, violent, classist) “power” armor, worn by a far-right war profiteer, an invention used solely to enforce American hegemony in the world, represents the military-industrial complex?

    So, did that sound suitably loony and paranoid? I don’t think it’s as good as the time I wrote an essay that “proved” My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic was radical far-right propaganda, but I wanted to keep this short.

    And please for pity’s sake don’t think I believe any of that claptrap! I probably don’t need to say that, but when I consider some of the stuff I see online that’s taken seriously…

  • Eric Hinkle

    Hopefully Sandy Peterson or some other kind soul will give us a brief hint as to what that memorable paper would look like.

  • bgbear_rnh

    What happened to the long response? I got it in my E-mail alert but, it seems to have disappeared.

  • Eric Hinkle

    If you mean the one I posted and then deleted, I took it down for taking up too much space and because I realized after the fact that it might be construed as needlessly obnoxious. Sorry.