Monster of the Day #482

I actually had bought this comic as a kid. I think you can probably guess why.

It wasn’t as exciting as the painted cover promised, but then, it was a Gold Key comic. I’d love to have that original painting, though.

  • Loved me some Gold Key.

  • Gamera977

    Is the octopus/squid critter squirting water out of it’s tentacles?!??!?!

    BTW: Off topic but playing though Diablo III and during Act II which is set in a Middle Eastern themed setting in an abandoned house you encounter a special monster named ‘Fuad the Cannibal’ who attempts to turn you into an Egyptian Feast….

  • MrTongoRad

    Of course it’s shooting water from its tentacles- how else would you fight a fire ball-throwing flaming lava man?

    I’d say the question is, for those of us who didn’t read the comic, which one is the monster and which one is the hero?

  • bgbear_rogerh

    I am just wondering if  there is a werewolf drinking a pina colada in that Trader Vic’s and how is his hair?

  • Beckoning Chasm

     I actually thought it was shooting death rays from its tentacles.  If that were the case, there’d be no way Ken could have the original painting–it would be hanging in the Louvre near the Mona Lisa.

  • Flangepart

    Love the ‘Holy Crit!’ look the squid has as the fireball comes at the eyeball.
    TALES OF MYSTERY? More like ‘Tales of wanton kaiju destruction’ 

  • bgbear_rogerh

    don’t they know squid and elephant DNA just won’t splice

  • I too thought they were death rays.

    And I thought YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE was something special! There’s a rubber monster movie here just begging to be made!

  • Ken_Begg

    No, they were water streams. As I hazily recall, the beasties were legendary fire and water gods / monsters locked in eternal conflict. Since the water is more ‘defensive,’ you’d think he would be the ‘good’ monster god, saving the island from the more overtly destructive fire monster.

  • sandra

    A fiery humanoid versus an Octopoid with hosepipes for tentacles ?  I guess the Octopoid is the good, er, guy. ;-)

  • Marsden

    It was perfect

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