Monster of the Day #1568

This reminds me of the fight with Harryhausen’s walrus. Again, monsters have been fairly light on the ground in the Marvel movies, although there’s enough fantasy stuff in it to feature some briefly. Sadly, no Fin Fang Foom or anything, yet. Well, Groot, but he’s a good guy now, and not nearly as giant.

  • What the world needs now is some Fin Fang Foom action. And MODOK.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Icy Monster!

    Duh, we all see it.

  • Gamera977

    Sorry off topic:

    Happy World Turtle Day!!!!

    And on a much sadder note, RIP Roger Moore.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I guess Father Time was the one evil mastermind he couldn’t defeat. Fare thee well, 007.

  • bgbear_rnh

    You only live twice.

  • Gamera977

    Maybe not the best Bond but he was always my favorite. Guess I’ll be pulling out ‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘Octopussy,’ and ‘A View to a Kill’ over the next week or so.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I don’t know your age, but I noticed a fondness for Moore if he was your first Bond. Quite understandable. He had charm where he lacked in ruggedness.

    Moore was Bond by the time I could make it to the theater on my own and those important puberty years, but Connery was imprinted on me from my earliest memories of Thunderball before I even started school.

  • SteveWD

    Moore was always my favorite Bond (I was born in ’71), The Spy Who Loved Me my favorite Bond movie. Anyone remember Moore playing a decidedly not Bond character in Ffolkes? It came out around 1980. I hadn’t seen it in years and managed to find it on dvd a couple of years ago. Great movie.

  • bgbear_rnh

    TSWLM is definitely peak Roger Moore Bond, really was a fun film and smashing up Egyptian ruins before Indiana Jones (in real world time).

    I think I like “Live and let Die” for Yaphet Kotto, comic relief Sheriff Pepper, and Bond doing a Dirty Harry with a S&W .44 Magnum 6 inch barrel.

  • SteveWD

    I always thought it interesting how the Bond movies in the 70’s were basically Bond + popular genre at the time. Live and Let Die = Blaxploitation Bond. Man With the Golden Gun = Kung Fu Bond. Spy Who Loved Me sort of got back to basics but the main plot was a remake of YOLT. Moonraker = Star Wars Bond. I could still probably watch them all on a loop though and not get tired of it.

  • Marsden

    Ken, are you going to use the big rock guy from the 2nd Thor next?

    Apparently, he is based on Thor’s opponents in his very first appearance in JIM #83, “The Stone Men from Saturn”

  • bgbear_rnh

    Good point.

  • zombiewhacker

    I read somewhere that Moore was originally Cubby’s first choice to play Bond only Moore couldn’t get out of his TV contract (he was already doing “The Saint” at the time).

    Just as well. Call me crazy, but I always preferred Simon Templar to James Bond anyhoo.

    Farewell, Sir Roger. You will be missed.

  • Gamera977

    I was born in ’69. I remember in the late ’80s/ early ’90s the cable networks would run a Bond movie marathon every summer. They tended to gravitate to the newer films which back then were the Moore ones.
    I love Connery as Bond but somehow I just like the debonair classy playboy Bond of Moore a little better than Connery’s more rough, tough Bond. Guess for the same reason I really miss Brosnan in the recent movies.