Thursday, June 23, 2011

YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MONSTER GAG DOWN

Doing much to prove that you can't have too much of a good thing, the Marvel Comics magazine group was unabashed by using a gagline more than once in their monster humor titles. This was proven time and again that one apparently cannot keep a good monster laugh down.


While the most used schtick in this series of titles was spoofing popular household products and their advertising catch-phrases (I'll be sharing some of those with you all in a future post), it is still interesting to see that similar, and outright copied, gaglines were used far more frequently than the casual reader might suspect.


The examples shown below are from MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH (1964), which became MONSTERS UNLIMITED with Issue #4 (1965), and was resurrected as MONSTER MADNESS in 1972.


MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH #1


MONSTER MADNESS #2


















MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH #1

MONSTER MADNESS #2


















MONSTER MADNESS #1

MONSTER MADNESS #3


MONSTERS UNLIMITED #4


MONSTER MADNESS #2

MONSTERS UNLIMITED #4


MONSTER MADNESS #2

MONSTERS UNLIMITED #4


MONSTER MADNESS #2


















MONSTERS UNLIMITED #5


MONSTER MADNESS #3


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