Amazing Fantasy is of course famous for one thing - being the birthplace of the Amazing Spider-Man.
But, before that, it was the home of monsters.
And, before that, it was called Amazing Adventures.
Well, being the fearless monster-hunter I am, that's all the excuse I need to see what kind of dread menaces that title had to offer in the days before Marvel discovered the selling power of super-heroes.
Remember; however fearful you are, you MUST look at these images - as a warning of the nightmare terror that awaits those who seek answers that man must never have.
I don't know what it is but it respects my intelligence, and that's all I ask of any monster.
The Krills! I love the Krills! They're my favourite lo-fi indie duo!
What's that you're shouting at me?
"That's the Kills, you buffoon!"
Oh. I thought Alison Mosshart was looking a bit peeky on the cover.
You have to hand it to him, there's not many monsters could get away with being called, "Tim."
I don't know who he is but it seems he's one who's changed.
Didn't I once see him in Quatermass and the Pit?
Hooray! It's Torr!
I've loved Torr ever since I read this story reprinted in Strange Tales #175.
This is definitely my favourite of today's monsters.
Nothing can stop a monster with a girder! Nothing!
You have to love any monster that decides to knock over the United Nations building.
I can't help myself. I can't see that cover without thinking of Serpico.
If only Serpico had been about a giant monster out to crush the world, it would've been a much better film - and Al Pacino's greatest ever role.
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