Tuesday, June 19, 2007

He means spelunking!

Some days I think I should just give up and use my LJ account and do nothing but post to scans_daily.

The out of context (kind of) panel is from the story "Gentle Brute" in Unknown Worlds #25 (August 1963). Both the story and the comic is just so appropriately named, isn't it? I mean, you know the editors and staff were sitting around a table pointing to the finished art and giggling like schoolboys. Check out the guy's leering expression. I'm a big believer in the idea that the creative teams of comic books chafed under the Comics Code Authority and often took the opportunity to slip gags and situations past the censorship panel that only mature readers would catch for what they really were.

Cover bonus: Bear zapping!
A bear getting zapped on a comic book cover is almost as cool as evil monkeys.

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4 comments:

  1. "The Power to Make Bears Disappear!" should easily ensure his Legion of Substitute Super Hero membership as Bear-ly There Lad!

    I can hear you groaning from here, you know...

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  2. "The Power to Make Bears Disappear!"

    Stephen Colbert's Mary Sue...

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  3. "The Power to Make Bears Disappear!" should easily ensure his Legion of Substitute Super Hero membership as Bear-ly There Lad!

    No, no.

    He'd be 'Unbearable Lad'.

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  4. Not just ordinary bears, though. LEAPING bears. The worst kind.

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