Friday, October 18, 2013
Big Hairy Monsters
Karen: Our recent review of Incredible Hulk #162 with the Wendigo brought up some discussion of childhood fears of the legendary Bigfoot. The 70s seemed to be the heyday of the 'big hairy monster,' whether it was Bigfoot or his relatives -the Momo, Foulke Monster, Monster of Boggy Creek, Florida Skunk Ape, etc. I know growing up in California I was mesmerized by what seemed like weekly news items of unfortunate backpackers or hikers running into the big hairy weirdo up in the mountains. Of course, he's still popular today, with inane programs like "Finding Bigfoot" and others flooding cable TV. There's something fascinating and powerful about the Bigfoot legend that keeps it going. So let's hear it, any memories, stories, thoughts you want to share about it.