Monster of the Day #414 Updated on January 23, 2012 By Ken Begg 15 Comments “Dude! Not cool!” Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1592 (Jun 27, 2017) Monster of the Day #1591 (Jun 26, 2017) Monster of the Day #1590 (Jun 23, 2017) Monster of the Day 1589 (Jun 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1588 (Jun 21, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Toby Clark There’s something very Evangelion about that one. Ericb Festus Pragnell? Anonymous Nice! Perfect example of the pulp cover motif of it must have a: 1). Heroic looking guy 2). Beautiful woman 3). Monster I assume that if the painting has anything to do with the stories it’s ‘The Isotope Men’ because it’s been awhile since I read ‘Against the Fall of Night’ but I don’t remember any scene even faintly resembling this. Flangepart Robo-Beholder! Festus Pragnell…sounds like an early form of skin rash. Monoceros4 “Against The Fall of Night”. What a title! Too bad the story is probably a snooze; Clarke was better at ideas for stories than the actual storytelling, mostly. Anonymous It was rewritten as ‘The City and the Stars’ which I think ties with ‘Childhood’s End’ as Clarke’s best stories. The original ‘AtFoN’ wasn’t half bad though. I’ll agree about Clarke’s storytelling but these were actual stories and not just a tour of some exotic location like many of his works. Anonymous Oh Bill, red boots and yellow short shorts? I thought you were a real man. Max, take him away. Rock Baker One really weird revisionist take on The Thief of Bagdad, as the princess wishes to see the street rouge once again and sends her all-seeing robot (a gift conjured up by the boy’s genie) to find him. Great painting, though. Good figure work, nice bold colors. Does anyone else think this must have influenced the ad art for THE CRAWLING EYE? skrag2112 I’ve seen enough hentai…etc etc. Fisheyenomiko Oh, there is… hell, wasn’t one of the Angels just a giant eye? Rock Baker I just heard we lost Dick Tufeld, voice of the Lost in Space robot and a million other things. There goes my idea to make a GOOD Lost in Space movie. It just wouldn’t work without Dick. Flangepart Waaa?…Aw,man…now who else is next? Sandy Petersen doesn’t anyone but me notice the amazing detail the artist put into the eyeball monster’s FEET? Also, he’s plainly made the monster’s main orb a RIGHT eye, which assumes that somewhere there is a Left Eyeball monster skittering around. The artist’s choices as to what he views important is mystifying. The man bungles the hero’s arms, so he looks like a thalidomide victim, and the girl’s left leg is just forgotten about. But he does remember to include a weird tan line on her upper thigh. Rock Baker Is that a tan line or an optical illusion created by the scan? There’s a graduation in color, but it only looks like a line when I try to focus on it. Marsden My favorite part is the small caption on the left “A Thrilling Publication” Good to know, it could have been a gardening magazine.