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Thursday 3 July 2014

"Barnaby and Loaker Meet Molochstein"

Issue#55: "Barnaby and Loaker Meet Molochstein"

Barnaby and Loaker befriend the monster they met last issue...

Notes and References:

The title of this issue is a reference to "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein", A 1948 horror comedy directed by Charles Barton and featuring the comedian double act Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. In the film the pair encounter Count Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Barnaby and Loaker share a similar partnership to Abbott and Costello with Barnaby often playing the straight man to Loaker's loveable fool.

This is the second appearance of Molochstein. He appeared last week but with no dialogue. This issue serves as his main introduction to the series.

Molochstein is a troll like monster who lives up in the twin peak mountains- Mount Moloculus and Mount Steinnus. As Barnaby mentions in this issue, Molochstein is regarded as an urban legend to the people living in Moloch Falls. Barnaby compares him to Big Foot and makes mention of another Moloch legend- The Moloch Loch Monster (Their version of The Loch Ness Monster). The Moloch Loch Monster may be featured in a later strip.

Barnaby once again makes mention of his recent troubles with his evil doppelganger Bartleby and the freak lightning storm that created him.

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