Monster of the Day #465

1952! A good decade before the Marvel superhero revolution, Marvel was doing monster, romance and Western comics. I think from today’s perspective we sometimes fail to understand how revolutionary it was to import this sort of thing into superhero comics; the Thing and Hulk could have easily been just rote monsters back in this era. Indeed, some of these creatures were themselves later imported into the regular Marvel universe. The Glob (assuming it’s the same beastie) eventually fought both the Hulk and Man-Thing in the years to come.

  • I’d be running like hell too if I were being chased by a monster that looked like it was made out of dookie.

  • Flangepart

    Ah. A Kaiju version of Mr. Hankie.

  • Ericb

    What happens to the little pieces of himself that he seems to leave everywhere?

  • Gamera977

    Dang! I’d assumed The Glob was made out of milk chocolate…

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I actually have the issue of Man-Thing where he met the Glob.  It was the first of Man-Thing’s “Giant Size” specials.

    And yes, it didn’t strike me for years that the comic’s title was “Giant-Size Man-Thing.”

  • Ken_Begg

    “Mankind cowers before history’s most delicious monster!”

  • sandra

    At the rate The Glob is shedding bits of himself, you just have to get him to chase you for a couple of miles and there’d be nothing left of him.

  • Fish Eye no Miko

    “Quick, men!  Get the bendy straws!”

  • Reason #1 why we don’t cook our ‘smores  with atomic radiation any more.

  • Ken_Begg

     Or put up a chocolate fountain on an old Indian burial ground.

  • KeithB

    This is OT, but while doing some work under my house I found a newspaper  from Jan 1, 1964. The scrap I got has a double bill for a drive-in showing of “Two shockers together for the first time!”:
    “Look in Any Window” and “College Confidential.”

    If you are interested give me your email and I will send you a scan.

  • Ken_Begg

     Sounds great! Thanks!