Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Naked Easter Eggs Of Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #1 [NSFW]

Warning...there's a NSFW drawing and photo later on in this post...

So, in the very first panel of Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #1, our mysterious villain is gazing at a collage of various incarnations of the Doctor and his companions:

Wait a minute...what the...?

We need a close-up here!

Oh no they didn't. Did they?

Oh, yes they did!!

You see, after she left Doctor Who, Katy Manning, who played companion Jo Grant, did a...ahem...pictorial feature for a magazine called Girls Illustrated, wherein she posed, well, starkers with a Dalek:

Yeah, I thought that picture looked kind of familiar...

Of course, you have to wonder how our mystery villain had this picture, as it didn't occur in the Doctor Who universe. Unless he knows the Doctor and company are fictional characters. Hmmm, maybe the mystery villain is Michael Grade...

Or maybe this did happen. Maybe Jo Grant did sneak into a UNIT holding facility and posed with a Dalek shell left over from Day Of The Daleks as part of some secret mission...

More pictures of Jo and the Dalek can be seen here; like this one, the naughty bits are covered. If that's too risque for you, here it is in Lego form:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This Never Happen To Gwyneth Paltrow!!

So, Iron Man has been running around trying to beat the crap out of Captain America, thanks to a ploy by the Chameleon.

Meanwhile, Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts have been running around trying to find Iron Man, so he can help them find the missing Tony Stark (yes, Stark Industries employees were bone stupid in the 1960s).

And they stumble upon the construction site where the final hoedown is taking place...

Yes, you are required to love Happy's suit.

Anyway, Pepper gets into kind of a jam...

...and Happy Hogan is no hero...

Fortunately, Iron Man rescues her...

Giant-Man and the Wasp show up to help out, and after the battle, Jan is particularly helpful:

This is the same Pepper Potts who would go on to run Reliant for Tony.

You've come a long way, Pepper.

From Tales Of Suspense #58 (1964)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gum-Throwing Dweebs?

My British readers know that I love them deeply.

But apparently, in the 1990s, they were incredibly rude and inconsiderate slobs, as the entire realm was plagued by...

...people tossing their gum into the street.

At least, that's what this series of Public Service Announcements appearing throughout 2000 AD #975-976 (1996) would have us believe:

Fortunately, that seems to have solved the problem, because...hey, what the f...?!?

OK, I'll leave the analysis of the French,Canadian and Australian slang to others. (And each nation seems to have its own special font! Discuss)

But I've been in America for well nigh unto 5 decades now, and no one (despite what the Urban Dictionary would have you believe) has EVER use the expression "Doik." Ever.

I'm just sayin', nobody in the UK is ever allowed to pick on me for allegedly misusing or making up British slang ever again...oi, mates?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Manic Monday Bonus--Meet The Savages!!

Oh, how I do love the faux rock bands of the comics...especially of the 1960s.

Several years before Marcia Brady managed to rope in Davy Jones for her school dance, Gidget decides that their gang needs to have a summer dance. And who should they get to play?

Great idea!! And the whole gang get summer jobs and work their hinders off to afford booking the band.

Wait a minute...The Savages? Who dat?

Oh, them. And how's their music?

Well, maybe not die, so much as...


Well, no dance for Gidget!!

But wait...


Not to darken the "greatest night of your life," Gidget, but I should note that while the drum displays a "Four Savages" logo, the band is referred to only as "The Savages" throughout, including their album cover.

Oh, Gidget, did your gang just accidentally hire a Savages tribute band???

From Gidget #2 (1966)

Manic Monday--The More Things Change...

If there was one phenomenon that was completely unique to 1966... was teenagers and their constant use of the phone.

Thank heavens our society outgrew that...

Authentic teen-centric cover from Gidget #1 (1966). For those unfamiliar with the Gidget craze, you might want to read here.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Great Taste, Less Filling??

17 years ago today, we learned what the residents of Mega-City One like to quaff after a hard day of crime:


I take it, then, that Von Doom eventually won, because we don't see anyone drinking 6 packs of RichardsAle, do we?

Feel free to make your own jokes regarding DoomLager and Budweiser...

From 2000 AD #976 (1/26/1996)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spoiler Saturday Deux--Now THAT Is Leadership

Many people have wondered about the wisdom of placing Alex Summers in charge of the Uncanny Avengers.

Well, wonder no more:

Damn. I was wrong--that IS leadership.

I'd best practice up for the day that I'm made chairdude of the Avengers. "Go be Thor!" "Go be the Vision!" "Go be The Forgotten One!" "Go be Dr. Druid!"

Whew, that was quite the workout for the strategic side of my brain...

From Uncanny Avengers #3...and if you want to know how the series can be so late, well, just look at Cap's knee pads...just look!! Jack Kirby would have been late, too, if he had to draw those!! And the laces on his boot--I mean, it's worth the book already being two months late for that level of detail, right?

Spoiler Saturday--This Would Make A Great Old Spice Commercial

If, like many fans, you have spent decades wondering what the Red Skull smelled like, this was your lucky week:

Thank you.

I can see a whole line of colognes/deodorants based on the smells of various heroes and villains...and just imagine the commercials...

From Uncanny Avengers #3. This book may publish only once or twice a year, but it's chock full of informational goodness!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Night Fights--From The Fists Of Babes Style!!

If there's one message we continually try to pound into your heads here at Slay Monstrobot, it's "Don't frak with Swee'pea!"

Which leads to this week's Friday Night Fights.

Swee'pea and his pal Hink have been baby-napped by the evil Captain Zato, who a) wanted the treasure map they had, and b) used them as cheap labor to dig up said treasure.

The young 'uns temporarily get the upper hand, but Zato really is evil:


Spacebooger fully supports a Swee'Pea solo title...

Abused babies abuse back in Popeye #6 (1949), as reprinted in Classic Popeye #6 (2013)

Now is the time for you to go and vote. Why? You don't want Swee'Pea to git rough wit' ya, do ya? So go and vote!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ask Monstrobot--Who's Afraid Of Dinosaurs, Anyway?

Dear Monstrobot:

As a red-blooded American male, I have to ask--why is everybody so scared of dinosaurs?

I mean, Jurassic Park was cool and all, but those micro-brained, tiny-armed losers couldn't even survive a simple extinction event! How could they ever hope to succeed against a whole speices of extinction-events--mankind?!?


Dude: You are an idiot.

Now, for the record, I'm not a dinosaur. I a robot monster (or a monster gets confusing sometimes). So I really don't have a dog in this fight.

Still, I think one thing is crystal clear: you humans would get your ass kicked pretty hard.

Now, earthly experiments to prove this are difficult, as man and dinosaur never co-existed, no matter what Michael Crichton and Stephen Spielberg tried to sell you.

Fortunately, there are other little playgrounds where we can test your ridiculous hypothesis. Take, for example, Sirius, the Dog Star (well, technically, on a planet circling that star--human comic book writers have always been kind of dim about the correct designation of astrological bodies).

Very full-of-himself American scientist Zeke "Pussycat" Jones hopped aboard a "satellite" to answer a distress call. And what did he find?

Now you're in for it, Jones!!

Ah, we have to love that patronizing attitude--putting down women AND everyone on Sirius in one word balloon!!

Ah, but he will learn:

Man, this guy really, really needs to be slapped.

And then, he completely rips off The Hunger Games:


It's only a temporary solution, though, as the dinosaur army begins its final assault!

And as for mocking their tiny arms?


Fortunately, Pussycat Jones is a scientist (sort of). And since Sirius, despite having the means to steal satellites and transmit messages to Earth, has not invented air flight (or explosives!!), he use good old Earth know-how to scuttle the dinosaurs!

OK, genocide is definitely cheating.

Still, now I think you know why all the bees on Earth are vanishing--the dinosaurs are serreptitiuosly taking them out, clearing away the only obstacle blocking their big return.

So, in brief, prepare to die, humans.


From Forbidden Worlds #36 (1955)