Sunday, October 31, 2010
Countdown to All Hallow's Eve Day 31: HE WHOSE LIMBS SHATTER MOUNTAINS AND WHOSE BACK SCRAPES THE SUN
If there is a King of the Kirby Monsters, FIN FANG FOOM is that king! He is like unto Godzilla that way, and so he is the final of the monsters I decided to show you. You know, I refer to them, as do many, as "Kirby Monsters", but here especially, we have to give Stan Lee his credit. The name FIN FANG FOOM by itself is impossible to forget even before we see the beautiful creature Kirby came up with to represent that name.
I kept attempting to draw this guy on the same sketchpad I'd been drawing all the others on, but Fin Fang Foom was having none of it--he was too big in my mind to even fit on regular paper. Finally, I squeezed him onto a sheet of cardboard and still had to extend his horns in PS to make them work right. (Click on him to get all the hideous detail in FOOM-O-VISION!)
STRANGE TALES #89--Chan Liu Chow had heard rumors of the Communist Chinese invading his homeland of Formosa and decided to make a last ditch effort to save his homeland from the plague of Communism. He knew of the legend of the dragon FIN FANG FOOM, so he headed to the site of the crypt in China where the dragon is said to still slumber to this very day.
There he discovered the legend was true and so he used a sacred herb to awaken the dragon from his sleep. He then lured it toward the troops and ships of the Red Chinese force. Fin Fang Foom destroyed the army and it's weapons and ended the threat of invasion. Chan then lured the creature back to his crypt using another special herb which caused the monstrous dragon to sleep again.
Take note TV viewers, TCM's treats for your Halloween Day:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31st (HALLOWEEN)
7:45AM--MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
9AM--THE DEVIL DOLL
12:15PM--A BUCKET OF BLOOD
1:30PM--TOWER OF LONDON
4:30PM--THE MAD MAGICIAN
6:15PM--HOUSE OF WAX
8PM--HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
1:30AM--THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
3:15AM--A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
I leave you with this Halloween Wish: