Erich Zann, from H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Music of Erich Zann,” tries to warn Sabrina Spellman, from Archie Comics’ Sabrina The Teenage Witch, about Lovecraft’s evil space god-monsters, in a sequence from Afterlife With Archie #6, by Francesco Francavilla and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
I found the second panel particularly interesting, as I used to wonder if Lovecraft had inadvertently invented kaiju like Godzilla in his stories about giant monsters like Cthulhu.
Now I know that Godzilla’s ancestry is more likely directly influenced by previous movie monsters like the Rhedosaurus in 1953’s The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms and the title character in 1933’s King Kong, both of whom were partially inspired by the rampaging Brontosaurus at the end of the 1925 Lost World film (and, in Kong’s case, the ape-man from an earlier scene in the same film).
I have not yet seen the new Hercules movie, Hercules, but based on the fact that this Hercules has a beard and is wearing a lion hat, I feel pretty confident in assuming it is better than the previous Hercules movie, The Legend of Hercules, which starred the young, beard-less, lion hat-less Kellan Lutz.
I hope there is a seen of The Rock’s Hercules springing out of bed and dressing hurriedly one morning before he’s had his coffee, pulling his lion hat on too hard and too fast and accidentally poking himself in the eyes with the lion teeth, but somehow I sincerely doubt it.
Please note that this book does not have anything to do with Momo, the shaggy-haired, Bigfoot-like creature from Missouri whose name is derived from “Missouri Monster.”
These are various sketches that appear under the heading of “Beloved Failed Characters” in Hiro Mashima’s Monster Soul. I’m especially intrigued by the minotaur character, variously labeled simply as “Minotaur” and “Underground Minotaur.”
I find myself curious as to what’s up with his head, which began as a perfect cube before evolving into something more square-like. Also, despite apparently being a cow (note the udder/abs), he expresses an interest in breasts, and another humanoid cow character refers to him as a “boy.”
Gender identity among cows is so confusing…
Hey, I’ve heard that too! That’s one of the rumors circulating in a monster town in Hiro Mashima’s Monster Soul Vol. 1.
Leap over the pit and duck under the pendulum! Watch out for the strangling hands of the orangutan in the Rue Morgue! Retrieve the cask of amontillado, without being walled-in! Then get black-out drunk and await in the corner of the bar, or curled up on the grave of your dead wife, and await to be awarded first prize!
Godzilla skull compared to those of other theropods, from a not-to-scaled illustration in The Official Godzilla Compendium (Random House; 1998).
I really like the way illustrator S.D. Schindler drew the werewolves in writer Laura Leuck’s picture book One Witch (Walker & Co.; 2003).
This panel of Bruce Wayne arguing with Lex Luthor is just okay in context, but out of context? Out of context it is awesome. (From Justice League #31, written by Geoff Johns, penciled by Dough Mahnke and inked by Keith Champagne and/or Christian Alamy…but don’t read it! That will just put it in context, and totally ruin this panel!)
That’s Rachael Leigh Cook, Laney “Splatter Girl” Boggs from She’s All That, posing nude(-ish) in this year’s “50 Most Beautiful People” issue of People magazine.
She was one of several attractive ladies that posed for a feature that was premised on some study saying the average woman feels best about her body at age 34. Which means RLC is 34-years-old now. Which means Oh my God time passes so fast and we are all hurtling towards our inevitable deaths faster and faster!!!!
Also, RLC sure aged a lot better than I did in the time that’ s passed since She’s All That was released.