Thursday, April 22, 2010

Charlton Notebook: Monster Hunters #6

This is an above average entry for this Charlton series. I really dig the Mike Zeck cover, as he seems to be channeling Gil Kane in his monster design. You'll note the similarity to the monster on the cover of Master of Kung-Fu #75. The lead story "Beast or the Burden" is a very entertaining Ditko-drawn Mad Scientist vs. Police Inspector tale, with a clever ending. The middle tale, "Who Prowls the Night" is the weakest, with art by the Nicholas/Alascia, but it is decent. The finale is a crazy Stonehenge based tale, wherein a couple of astronomer from Wisconsin and kidnapped and carted off to England to witness a pagan ritual that does not come off as planned. Fun stuff.

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