Monster of the Day #1539

It struck me that I better take advantage of GalaxyJane being out of country to post some more lurid material, so that I don’t have to worry about her going on one of her trademark epic angry rants about misogyny and the Patriarchy and microtriggers and accusing me of mansplaining the moment I try to defend myself.

I have to be careful when choosing some of this Italian comic covers, because believe me, these are the sedate ones. The Italians put out tons of literally, full-out pornographic horror comics back in the day, that are the kinkiest stuff I’ve seen this side of Japan. Finding covers without outright nudity required a bit of effort.

Why this woman apparently choose to stalk a werewolf in a snow-laden cemetery whilst clad in her undies is a bit of a mystery.

  • Gamera977

    Just more cis-wolfmale oppression…

  • Once again, my friends, we have a scene that isn’t all that it appears to be on first glance.

    Look at our endangered femme’s face. That’s not a fearful look, or even a startled one. That’s a woman in mid-explanation. She’s clearly giving the Werewolf orders,gesturing for him to move off further down the scene. The Werewolf, being a Werewolf, is talking back, not wanting to do what he’s been told.

    Okay, okay, growling back. You know what I mean.

    Where things get rather curious is not the panties on the…

    Panties on the…

    Whoa. For some reason I lost my place a moment.

    Not the lack of proper clothes on the woman (never mind her coat, where are her boots?) but the lack of snow. She doesn’t have a bit of snow on her Not on her feet, not on her… well, you get the idea.

    Notice also that you can’t see either player’s breath. This suggests that instead of a winter scene, we are seeing something set in a warmer season. Thus instead of a graveyard as first implied, this is most likely a set of some kind.

    Thus the true story becomes clear. This is a movie set. The woman is a low budget film director, doing various roles for money reasons. Here she’s filling in for the actor playing the fearsome Monster Hunter as well as doing a few shots as the heroine (naturally she’s playing lead.) What she’s trying to accomplish here is set up the finale, in which the Werewolf gets shot and killed.

    The Werewolf (a Method actor) has been full consumed by his role. He’s arguing for more stalking scenes. He is about a half minute from being untowards his director/leading lady. Just how he’ll be untowards is perhaps best left unexplored. This is an Italian Horror story and as noted earlier they aren’t always known for taste and tacked.

    Not that it matters. The director is also of the Method persuasion, wanting the most realistic shot possible. Thus her rifle is loaded with silver bullets and she’ll get a shot off just before the Werewolf strikes. Not that it matters mind, as a regular bullet through the heart’ll kill a Werewolf just as quick as anyone else.

    Oh, and the movie’s title is Seven in the Eyes of the Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory.

    All of this is, of course, quite obviously drawn from key points in this masterful work of art. I’m sure the details of which will be quite clear on further examination.

    Assuming we can all move on from staring at the lady’s posterior.

    Which I’m finding a wee bit hard to do, myself…

  • Eric Hinkle

    “Why this woman apparently choose to stalk a werewolf in a snow-laden cemetery whilst clad in his undies is a bit of a mystery”

    HIS undies? That’s one kinky werewolf.

    And I wonder, why have you never seen as many ‘werewolf romances’ as ones with vampires? What’s up with some women wanting cannibalistic serial killers that are also revivified corpses for boyfriends?

  • Eric Hinkle

    “Not that it matters mind, as a regular bullet through the heart’ll kill a Werewolf just as quick as anyone else.”

    Not to mention, it’ll save the company from having to pay his salary.

  • KeithB

    Check out Soulless by Gail Carriger.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Sweeps week Ken? ;-)

  • Gamera977

    Gee guys, not one ‘full moon’ joke yet??? I’d almost think this place is getting respectable…

  • Eric Hinkle


  • sandra

    How do those stockings stay up without a garter belt ?

  • bgbear_rnh

    And were can I get a pair of those lycanthrope action slacks?

  • KeithB

    Comes in green for the Hulk, too!

  • Why go for low hanging fruit?

  • Flangepart

    >that are the kinkiest stuff I’ve seen this side of Japan.< and that’s sayin’ something, Ken!

  • The Rev.

    Seconded. I really enjoyed that book. I need to get around to the rest of the series.

  • Ken_Begg

    Fun stuff, and some of the only steampunk I’ve enjoyed (for some reason, most of it leaves me colds, despite occupying a pretty tight Venn diagram of several of my sweet spots). I will say that by the time the second series started, I began to lose interest. Some series you can read 50 books and never get bored, others half a dozen. This was one of the latter for me, but when I liked it it was pretty entertaining.

  • Ken_Begg

    I don’t know, I think that’s what the werewolf is doing.


  • Ken_Begg

    It surely leaves a lot of ground, but man, it’s a lot closer than you’d think. And I have barely explored the stuff, so it might be closer than I think.

  • Ken_Begg

    Bless you Sandra, observations like that are really what this site is about, isn’t it?

  • Fair point.

  • Marsden

    Well, she haaaaas a blanket.

    Maybe she’s one of those Walmart shoppers that likes to forget wearing pants.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Say, has anyone here seen or read any of DC Comics ‘new and improved’ versions of such classics as The Flintstones and Wacky Races? The latter is now set in a post-apocalypse Road Warrior style setting, and Dick Dastardly is basically Mad Max — as a stupid loser sleaze; and the Flintstones has Fred and Barney as PTSD-addled war vets who fought to ‘make Bedrock safe for big business’. Oh yeah everyone in town is racist against Neandertals. The writer is describing it as ‘subversive social commentary, like the original show’. To which I say, “What the heck?”

  • Beckoning Chasm

    “I dreamed I was hunting werewolves in my Maidenform bra.”

  • Yes, because there is no internet in the desert you heteronomative pigdog.

    I love that my spellcheck refuses to acknowledge that “heteronormative” is a word. Apparently it has a better grasp on reality than half of my Facebook feed.

  • The “Kitty the Werewolf” books are pretty sweet as well, although only werewolf romances in the sense that the stories have some romantic elements and the main character is a werewolf. A werewolf talk radio host.

  • Oh sorry, that should read, “Spellcheck is a tool of the Patriarchy!”

  • Rodford Smith

    I strongly second that series.

  • The Rev.

    Is there more than one series? I’ve only read the first book, and last I knew there were five in that series.

  • The Rev.

    I’d heard of the WR one, and I don’t think I could be paid enough to read through it. The Flintstones one I am unfamiliar with, and it sounds like I wish it had stayed that way.

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, check your white cis male privilege, shitlord!

    (And then the Rev. remembered that there are people who would type that sentence in all seriousness and with not a bit of irony, and another precious piece of his soul died.)

  • Eric Hinkle

    You’re a smarter man then me. You’d think that ‘Wacky Races meets Mad Max’ would have some humor value, but the whole thing was unrelentingly hopeless. And when the most moral character you have is Dick Dastardly — who’s still a cowardly, backstabbing, cheating, lecherous murderer who abandoned his own wife and child to die — you got problems.