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POSTOBERFEST CONTINUES - Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and My Favourite UNDERWEAR MONSTER Story 
5th-Oct-2006 09:29 am
Marvel - Furry Nerd

"Longbox Playhouse Proudly Presents"Dept.:

After Jack Kirby moved out to Sherman Oaks California in the early 1970's he had quite a following in the local comic book club (largely spearheaded by Mark Evanier - a writer and cartoon producer and executive who would become Boswell to Kirby's Johnson) and the kids would come over and check out what Jack had going on at the studio. Ever the incredibly solicitous hosts, Jack's wife Roz would make sandwiches for the kids and invite them to use their pool while Jack finished off whatever he was working on in his studio. Afterwards the kids would come in and Jack and Roz would talk comics with them.

Well, one of these times, one of the kids saw a framed photostat of the original art for this sucker:

Jack started talking about how he and Stan Lee were doing giant monster comics just before Godzilla had opened in North America and the thought process behind them when one of the guys said "Hey Jack - where does a 30 foot tall monster get his orange Haines underwear?" Jack took a second look at the image and collapsed in laughter. When he stopped he was wiping his eyes when he said "..they forced us to be a lot more modest back then..."

This is why I call these kinds of beasties UNDERWEAR MONSTERS. Yes, I've heard the Fred Schneider song.

Coming Tomorrow: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The Return of an Old Favourite

Uncle Vinnie - WHAT'S COOKING!

5th-Oct-2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, that comic was awesome! Hahaha!!! Seriously, that was so good!!! I applaud you for posting it! My night was just made complete by that :D
5th-Oct-2006 02:49 pm (UTC)

Any single panel caption in this one deserves to be shouted at the top of one's lungs with a slightly manic eye-rollish tone to your voice:


See what I mean?

Glad you liked it, Audri.

5th-Oct-2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I could see that one coming. But still, Tim Boo Ba, a name to strike terror into the hearts of men!
5th-Oct-2006 03:13 pm (UTC)

Statues to his glory dot the landscape!

5th-Oct-2006 03:15 pm (UTC)

I...I am speechless. This is the greatest thing I have seen.

Even though the language reminded me of the latin texts I used to struggle to translate. (They work. Always they are working.)

P.S. Now that I've started watching the dr. who thingies on youtube I am utterly distressingly hooked and it is all your fault. So there.
5th-Oct-2006 03:40 pm (UTC)

His Every Word Is Absolute Law!!

5th-Oct-2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Uuunderwear monster! He looks a bit like... Rachel, what were those fishy things in the fifth Doctor ep where everyone died?
5th-Oct-2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Sea Devils.

(did you try the Cornell? I would like to know what you think of Human Nature.)
5th-Oct-2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Rah, Rah, Tim Boo Ba!
5th-Oct-2006 04:25 pm (UTC)

All Who Dwell Upon His Planet Pay Him Homage!

5th-Oct-2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
is it just me and all the talk of underwear that makes Tim Boo Ba look like he's pulling a wedgie on the first page of the comic? anyone?
5th-Oct-2006 06:40 pm (UTC)

The Arm of His Tyranny Reaches EVERYWHERE!"


5th-Oct-2006 06:08 pm (UTC)

The return of "Uncle Vinny"?
Awesome :)
5th-Oct-2006 06:47 pm (UTC)

I'm debating which of the Vinny recipies to post...

Think of any continent (don't say Antarctica) - you get to choose.

6th-Oct-2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Tim Boom Ba looks like kind of an asshole. Why does his wrath include kicking some skinny dude's flagpole? That's not really wrath in my books. That's more like a mild tantrum.
6th-Oct-2006 06:13 pm (UTC)

That flagpole might have meant a lot to that lil skinny dude. I mean, I bet he's only had that bit of white rag to suck on for sustenence...

Tim Boo Ba is not above psychological torture.

Oh wait...


(I had a "thing" going there... had to keep it up...)

6th-Oct-2006 02:08 pm (UTC) - ..
"...Some call me... Tim?"
6th-Oct-2006 06:15 pm (UTC) - Re: ..

For This Is TIM BOO BA! Behold Him And TREMBLE!!"

So are you goiing to be making me famous or what, Ms Wolf?
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