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Horrifying Clichès


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Take any familiar phrase or colloquial expression, give it an eerie setting so you come up with a new-type monster...

FEATURE TITLE EXAMPLE WRITER / ARTIST ISSUE / DATE
Horrifying Clichès Escaping The Doldrums Phil Hahn / Paul Coker 103 - Jun 1966
Horrifying Clichès Hatching a Scheme Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan /
Paul Coker
105 - Sep 1966
Horrifying Clichès Accepting a Grim Reality Phil Hahn and E. Nelson Bridwell /
Paul Coker
107 - Dec 1966
Horrifying Clichès Feeding one's Ego Phil Hahn / Paul Coker 109 - Mar 1967
Horrifying Clichès Picking The Lesser of Two Evils Phil Hahn, George Woodbridge,
and May Sakami / Paul Coker
113 - Sep 1967
Horrifying Clichès Courting a Disaster Phil Hahn, Neal Barbera,
and May Sakami / Paul Coker
122 - Oct 1968
Horrifying Clichès Raising a Ruckus May Sakami and E. Nelson Bridwell /
Paul Coker
127 - Jun 1969
Horrifying Clichès Filling a Void May Sakami / Paul Coker 132 - Jan 1970
Horrifying Clichès Embracing a Belief May Sakami / Paul Coker 142 - Apr 1971
Horrifying Clichès Going Through a Phase May Sakami / Paul Coker 170 - Oct 1974
Paul Coker illustrates
reader's Horrifying Clichè -
Letters Section
Deleting An Expletive Barbara Nell King / Paul Coker 172 - Jan 1975
Horrifying Clichès Opening an Old Wound Frank Jacobs / Paul Coker 248 - Jul 1984
Horrifying Sports Clichès Getting Hit With a Penalty Frank Jacobs / Paul Coker 250 - Oct 1984
Horrifying Show-Biz Clichès Doctoring a Horrible Script Frank Jacobs / Paul Coker 260 - Jan 1986
Horrifying Crime Clichès Putting Out a Contract Frank Jacobs / Paul Coker 267 - Dec 1986
Horrifying Political Clichès Hammering Out a Compromise Frank Jacobs / Paul Coker 311 - Jun 1992
Horrifying Political Clichès -
from The Fundalini Pages
Committing a Gaffe Nick Meglin / Paul Coker 518 - Dec 2012

Mad Beastlies and A Mad Peek Through the Microscope preceded Horrifying Clichès with their own fun with creatures.
Horrifying Cliches

Excerpt from Horrifying Clichès - from #105 - September 1966