Monster of the Day #467

Yeah, you probably want to get on antibiotics pretty quick, there.

  • Ericb

    I bet you could play a “rock-paper-sissors” kind of game using The Molten Man Thing, Groot and The Glob.

  • Ericb

    err, or maybe Groot, Orrg and the Glob.

  • MrTongoRad

    You know that Tommy Lee Jones movie with the volcano in the middle of the city? This is the direction that movie should’ve taken.

  • Ken_Begg

    How about a SyFy animated series adapting these old monster tales, featuring a Jack Kirby-ish (or Ditko-esque) animation style?

  • Flangepart

    Ooh, I like that. With the same cheesy diologue.
    “Orrg, it’s the man-thing Groot Glob!”

  • Gamera977

    Somehow I’m thinking that a group of firemen with a pumper truck full of cold water might be slightly more effective here than a gaggle of cops with revolvers…

    This is the sort of monster a fire extinguisher might actually be effective against.

  • Ericb

    This is one of those rare situations where Captain Cold might actually be useful.

  • bgbear_rogerh

    lady, you just wouldn’t understand, it is a man-thing

    Free?  I don’t know, one look at this guy and I think he is going to cost the tax payers quite a bit. 

  • Ericb

    Depends what kind of insurance people have.  Can a Molten Man Thing be considered and Act of God?

    OT for anybody, is there any way for me to connect my forum profile to the blog comments?

  • bgbear_rogerh

    It seems like Power Puff Girls pretty much depended on this odd ball type of monsters between the standard bad guys.

  • bgbear_rogerh

     hee hee, reminds me of career day at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten :”I work in insurance. My company insures buildings in Townsville against damage. . . I am a very busy man.”

  • Luke Blanchard

    Penciller Jack Kirby had earlier drawn a volcano men story and cover for  Tales of the Unexpected #22. Later Marvel reused the design of today’s cover on Journey into Mystery #97, starring Thor (where the Lava Man, despite the cover, is human-sized).

  • I wish I could remember the issue (in the 70’s I think), but AC did a tribute to these critters, having the Femforce face off against “AKWAA The Living Wall of Water!” Came complete with retro-style art, but I can’t recall who was the artist. At that time, Dick Ayers was a regular Femforce artist, he was the guy who drew the original, Western-themed ME Ghost Rider.

    Even more amusingly was an earlier issue which guest-starred Rory Calhun!

  • sandra

    Man-Thing’s pose reminds me of Rodin’s The Thinker.  What’s that woman in a cocktail dress doing there ?  If M-T decided to carry her off ( in the usual manner of Monsters and Hot Women ) he’d flash-fry her .