Monster of the Day 1589

I could easily do another week of Doctor Spektor, but we’ll put him aside for a while starting Monday. Today and tomorrow, though, will feature my two favorite covers so far.

  • Gamera977

    I hope there’s many more, I love these covers Ken!

  • “Thank goodness you found that large branch, Doc! We totally have half a chance! Or maybe even three fourths a chance!”

    “Yeah… Thank goodness…”

    “Doc! You totally can’t still be bitter about…”

    “I CAN’T BELIEVE THE CHOPSTICKS FAILED TO WORK! They were perfectly placed in my hands and everything!”

    “Well at least I totally was able to distract the Muck Thing with that hubcap I totally didn’t take from your vintage car. Totally.”

    “How many times must I tell you that mere metal can’t hope to compare with the savage fury of wood? And when did you start using ‘totally’ so much? I’m fairly certain that’s anachronistic slang. Don’t we have enough problems without adding that to the mix?”


    Meanwhile, Muck Thing continues to rub his pet alligator’s belly, totally oblivious to the approach of woody doom. Or maybe that’s completely oblivious and not totally. And I’m not certain that the term “woody doom” is quite appropriate for a Key Comic. But it’s approaching. Oh yes. Step by step approaching.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Doctor Spektor beat up so many bad demons that he had to be published by a different company, as the first company ran out of them.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I need a clever bon mot, let’s see, something something alligator, hmmm.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Is the Muck Thing administering ‘gator aid?

  • That’s interesting. The thumbnail on the main page says it’s a Gold Key comic. Wonder if this was a reprint.

  • sandra

    Considering that the good Doctor invariably meets some sort of monster that he has to kill with a stick or a shovel or a brick or whatever, you would think he would carry an arsenal of high-tech weaponry at all times.

  • Gamera977

    Or even just a scalpel…

  • Ericb

    Looks like the Doc has been hitting the steroids.

  • Or a sharpened pencil! Everybody goes for the metal, but Doc Spektor knows better!

  • Flangepart

    (piffft) Just get a .45 and carry whatever ammo is appropriate to the target! Heck, Even the Brigadier told The Doctor (McCoy) that. They even had Gold rounds to deal with Cyber-men!