Friday, October 08, 2010
Octoman is here!
Let it be stated now: I am not down with octopi. I am not a fan of slithery 8-armed critters from the depths of the seas. My parents took me to see the movie Beneath The 12-Mile Reef when I was a kid, and Robert Wagner fighting with an octopus made up my mind for me. I let the octos stay where they are, and I stay away from them. I can't even look at them in an aquarium.
So they spook me, especially when, as in "Arms Of Doom" from Harvey's Black Cat Mystery #32, 1952, they have googly cartoon eyes and are attached to a human body. Ugh. This disgustingly tentacled tale is drawn by the master of disgusting, Rudi Palais.