Forget "Snakes on a Plane", "Gorillas on a Zeppelin" is definitely my animal/aircraft crossover of choice!
If I could only have found an aimge of Six-Gun Gorilla, who I learned about through Jess Nevins. I quote his description: "the Six-Gun Gorilla appeared in Adventure and Wizard in 1926 (I think). I do not know who created him. O'Neil was an actual gorilla, who had been trapped as a baby, brought to the States, and sold to Johnson, a Colorado prospector. Johnson, a kind man, treated O'Neil very well. He also taught O'Neil how to dig, fetch firewood, haul up buckets of water, cook, clean, and (oh dear) load and fire a revolver. Naturally, when Johnson is murdered for what he knows about "the great motherlode," O'Neil ooks revenge. He straps on a bandolier and two six-shooters and begins tracking the thieves across a hundred miles of Colorado mountains and badlands. He picks them off one by one, meanwhile discovering a talent for holding up stagecoaches and using them to chase fleeing gunmen."
Human Bat v. Robot Gangster may be my favorite cover (and concept) ever. rp
Frankly, if life has anything better to offer, I can't think of it.
The Willard Price takes me back to my childhood! I remember reading the entire series, very tomboyish of me at the time.
So the question is, did you stand rooted to the spot, or did you run like mad?
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