Charlton Comic's Reptilicus was based upon the 1961 Danish movie, released in the United States in 1962. The comic book was written by Joe Gill with art by Bill Molno & Vince Alascia. Covers were by
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio & Dick Giordano.
Danish miners dig up a section of a giant reptile's tail from the frozen grounds in Lapland, where they are drilling. The section is flown to the Danish Aquarium in Copenhagen, where it is preserved in a cold room for scientific study. But due to careless mishandling, the room is left open and the section begins to thaw, only for scientists to find that it is starting to regenerate.
Once fully regenerated from the tail section, Reptilicus goes on an unstoppable rampage from the Danish countryside to the panic-stricken streets of Copenhagen (including one of its famous landmarks, Langebro Bridge), before finally being killed with poison by ingenious scientists and military officers.
However, the monster's foot is not destroyed and sinks to the bottom of the sea. The movie is left open-ended.
A miner finds a piece of a frozen reptile that regenerates into a monster when it thaws.
First issue written by Joe Gill with art by Bill Molno & Vince Alascia.
"In the African Jungle"
Written by Joe Gill with art by Bill Molno & Vince Alascia.
"Reptisaurus the Terrible"
Last issue written by Joe Gill with art by Bill Molno & Vince Alascia.
Cover by Sal Gentile & Vince Alascia
Creature modified & cover title renamed "Reptisaurus the Terrible".
"Reptisaurus Meets His Mate"
First issue art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta!
Cover consists of panels taken from inside story.
Reptisaurus and the "Peoples" Dragon"
Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta!
Job number (A-1268) is not in the comic, but was taken from Joe Sinnott's job book.
Cover consists of a panel taken from the inside story.
"Reptisaurus vs. The Red Star"
Last issue art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Alascia
Cover by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia.
The cover is made up of panels from the story "Reptisaurus Returns".
First issue cover & art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache.
"Brood of the Beast"
Last issue cover & art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache.
Reptisaurus Special Edition #1
"Idol of the Aztec's"
Cover & art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache.
No brand. The only identifying mark on the cover is the CDC distribution symbol.
A good old fashioned monster! That's what attracted me to the comic book.
There was also a Monarch Books novelization of the Reptilicus movie, by Dean Owen, which I am trying to track down.
|Back cover to the novelization book.|
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