Saturday, July 30, 2011

I Am The Brute That Walks!

Here’s one of the stories from the first issue of Marvel Comics’ Where Creatures Roam (the comic itself is actually a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #63). Written by Stan Lee with artwork by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, the story kinda starts out like the old Charles Atlas print ad about the skinny weakling being harassed by a muscular bully on the beach. However, instead of sending away for Charles’ bodybuilding book, the protagonist turns to... mad science!

What I learned from this comic:

1. When fleeing from an enormous beast that’s chasing you, try to escape to an amusement park and get on one of the rides.

2. If you’ve transformed into a towering monstrosity, your clothes will magically reappear once you revert back to normal.

3. When a violent creature bursts out of an apartment building, goes on a rampage and then suspiciously vanishes into thin air, a subsequent police investigation isn’t necessary.

4. Becoming a monster and terrorizing your girlfriend is a great way to win her love.

1 comment:

BlUsKrEEm said...

All important lessons that have saved my marriage.

Word Verification: manic, appropriate yes?