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Comics Are Awesome: Part the 16th

I can’t explain it, but this cover just makes me laugh and laugh.


He wants to hold their hand. He is the Beetle Beast, isn’t he?

Stephane Savoie

January 24, 2009 at 6:10 am

I’m sure there’s a clever Kafka joke I could make here,. but it’s not coming to me.

Aww, new best friend.

this is ringo starr’s autobio isn’t it?

Tom Fitzpatrick

January 24, 2009 at 7:06 am

Can’t explain it?


I’ve seen plenty of old comic covers where the scientist was trapped in the body of an ape, but a scientist trapped inside a giant beetle is a new one…

The Last Boy Scout

January 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

Maybe it’s the peculiarly expressive body language of the giant beetle? He’s practically shvitzing!

You’re laughing because the beetle is drawn so badly!?!?

Eyes have lids, legs attached wrong, TWO pairs of antennae, and the freakiest mouth…

Is that it?

The thought balloon reminds me of one of those romance comics covers where the person in the foreground is staring off pensively thinking “I’m in love with A, but how can I tell B” while person B is just walking in the door in the background.

I think it’s because maybe the artist interpreted the script directions “terrifying beetle monster” as ” big sad bird”.

the oh my! beetle hand is the best

Can’t explain it?


I think it’s something to do with the monster’s expression– some kind of infernal mix of “yawn” and “squee”– and the thought balloon– and his name being Professor Townsend. Cracks me up.

What the hell are those three dudes doing up there with guns, anyway?

>What the hell are those three dudes doing up there with guns, anyway?

Hunting giant beetles of course!

they know its townsend, they hate him and his smarter than you ‘tude.

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