SKULL CONTROL BY BRAD HAMLIN
(with art by MORT TODD!)
Public Access Channel 666 presents:
Professor Bob Calavera on the subject of Mind Control.
“Hello, kids, today we’re going to talk about a little thing called ‘reality’ and how we’re taught to believe in certain things, like oh, ‘reality television,’ and not believe in, well, say, outer space aliens.”
“Do monsters exist?”
“No, you say? And why not? From the day we’re born we’re told magical beings exist: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, various good gods in Heaven and bad ones down below … Then, when the societal mind conditioning that keeps us from believing in magic kicks in … some parents tell us these things aren’t true. Or, at least, they tell us the fun ones don’t exist but the controlling ones do.”
“Unicorns, fairies, mermaids, how about vampires? Do these creatures exist? Think of all the eyewitnesses throughout the ages, folks! Are they all insane?”
“I say they live and breathe! If they didn’t reside in some form or another we wouldn’t be able to discuss them, now would we? How can you speak of something that doesn’t exist? At the VERY least you find them in books, movies, campfire stories, and best of all … comic books, right?
“And are all monsters bad-evil? Heck, NO! Of course not! Some creatures actually get rid of the yucky ones, nothing to be ashamed of. They don’t all hide like Bigfoot or his cousin, Yeti … Yet, it’s much harder to see clearly when you're conditioned not to believe."
“Oh yeah,” says a face in the audience, “can you prove monsters are real?”
“Heh, heh. Kid, I thought you’d never ask.”
Professor Bob Calavera unzips his rubber face mask to reveal:
Kids in the audience SCREAM! Some laugh with cracked mad glee! One boy unswallows a peanut butter sandwich! Others simply run for the exit signs. The reveiw on modern day monsters is decidedly mixed: "HELP! YAY! HELP! OMG!"
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Am I a good monster, children? Am I? Any questions?”
THE SUPER THRILLING TALES OF EDDIE CROSSBONES THE LIVING SKELETON WILL CONTINUE ...
"Skull Control" by Brad Hamlin.
ART CREDITS: Eddie Crossbones logo (top page) by Mort Todd. "Bob" art by Public Q. Domain. Agents of Karma in Outer Space by Mort Todd. Super Jesus and Public Clown No. 1 by Brad Hamlin. Monster Zipper panel by Mort Todd (dialog by Brad Hamlin). "Billy" face by Brad Hamlin. Eddie Crossobones naked (bottom page) by Mort Todd.
Published September 23, 2011 by Mystery Island.
Copyright © 2011 by Mystery Island Publications. Edited by Lucy Hell. All rights reserved.
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