Here’s another Stan Lee/Jack Kirby giant monster yarn featured in the fifth issue of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Adventures from 1961. It’s mostly a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting enormous aliens on display in museums and features a twist ending that Stan Lee reused in an episode of the 1970’s Fantastic Four cartoon.
What I learned from this comic:
1. The local government, much less the nations of world, can’t be bothered to investigate when an alien spacecraft crashes in Africa.
2. Putting an extraterrestrial life form on display in a museum won’t draw the attention of the military and/or scientific community.
3. Military bases always keep harpoon-based weaponry handy... just in case.
4. Giant alien parents are the worst parents in the universe.