Monster of the Day #1559

Got my “Monsterbus” yesterday, the Marvel omnibus with nearly 900 pages of wacky pre-superhero Marvel madness. I haven’t had time to crack it open, but needless to say, the anticipation is great.

Monster Groot is on the cover, of course. Fin Fang Foom will do the honors on Volume 2 in August.

The Blip is a pretty weak monster name, although this guy looks like a precursor of Zzzax, the electrical being whose been around for quite a while fighting the likes of the Hulk.

  • Gamera977

    Yeah gee, ‘The Blip’? Why not the ‘Shocker’ or ‘Kugelblitz’!

    I have heard of Fin Fang Foom, didn’t he get his tail handed to him by Squirrel Girl?

  • bgbear_rnh

    His nickname was not about electricity, it was his foul language. Censors had a tough time keeping up with him.

  • Doctor Doom got his tail handed to him by Squirrel Girl, and that was before it became cool to like Squirrel Girl.

    Off topic: just heard director Yoshimitsu Banno, the man who made Godzilla fly, died.

  • Gamera977

    Oh, is SG popular? I know very little about comics and hadn’t even heard of her till I saw a guy on a blog I read playing her on a Marvel online game. I was thinking this cannot be a real thing until I looked it up. Somehow I like the idea of a character so corny and silly in these days of dark brooding everything.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Is her greatest power running out in front of cars, annoying dogs, or stealing bird seed?

  • Ken_Begg

    Well, so did Galactus, so….

  • The Rev.

    Just found that out today as well. All the Showa-era directors are gone now. :(

  • From what I here, yeah. She has her own comic, and every time I see it reviewed it gets good reviews (and for the record it isn’t a grim dark affair.)

    Personally, I don’t get it, but hey! Good for the creators involved.

  • Rodford Smith

    Who didn’t?