Monster of the Day #467 Updated on April 26, 2012 By Ken Begg 14 Comments Yeah, you probably want to get on antibiotics pretty quick, there. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1566 (May 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1565 (May 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1563 (May 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net 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). Rock Baker 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 .