"MONKEY SEA, MONKEY KILL" by Chuck Miller!
Mini-Komix's first prose comic about public domain heroines from the Golden Age of comics & pulp fiction is now available in print and digital editions at Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/golden-age-good-girls/16531425.
Print Edition: $7.00
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JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH
MONKEY SEA, MONKEY KILL
BY CHUCK MILLER
FROM THE JOURNAL OF DAISY SMYTHE, SCIENCE SLEUTH.
One Thursday morning last summer, I received a telegram from my friend and partner Jill Trent. It was a simple message, but it gave me a chill.
“DAISY,” it said, “COME HERE AT ONCE. I NEED YOU.”
I wondered what could be so urgent. Jill was ordinarily unflappable, and not given to hysterics. It worried me because I had not seen her in almost two weeks. She had been holed up in her laboratory all that time, communicating with no one, and refusing to answer the door.
I grabbed my handbag, put a hat on my head, and dashed over there as quickly as I could.
I arrived at the lab to find Jill pacing back and forth just outside the door, clapping her hands and grinning like someone had given her a shot of morphine. Her long, blonde hair, which looked as though it hadn’t been combed in weeks, was sticking out at a number of strange angles, and her usually-pale face was flushed.
“What is it?” I asked, gripping her upper arms. “Are you okay?”
“And how!” she said. “Wait til you see it!”
She grabbed me by the hand, and dragged me through the front room and down the short hallway to the lab. She gave me no time to bend down and pet her cat, Tesla, as I usually do.
In the lab, I saw that Jill had installed an enormous glass tank against the rear wall. It was full of water, and looked just like the tanks they had at the aquarium.
“Believe it or not, Daisy, I have succeeded in creating life! Right here in my little laboratory!”
“Oh, honey, that’s wonderful!”
I got close to the glass and squinted, but I couldn’t see anything.
“Use this,” Jill said, pointing to a large electric microscope on a bench in front of the tank. A long, flexible tube had been attached to the bottom part of the ‘scope. On the other end of the tube was a small device Jill said was a tiny TV camera.
Standing on tiptoes, she dropped the camera into the water, and played out the tube until it was almost to the bottom of the tank.
I peered into the microscope, and saw a breathtaking sight. Tiny, humanoid creatures! There were hundreds of them, all smiling and cavorting around in the water. Oh, they were the cutest things! They looked a bit like monkeys, though they seemed to be completely hairless, and covered in pink scales. Their bodies were mammal-shaped, more like primates than anything else, but their skin, as I said, had fish-like scales, and their hands and feet were webbed. Also, their heads were topped with three strange-looking, antenna-like protuberances. But it was their faces, and the expressions on them, that got to me. They appeared to be quite intelligent. Certainly smarter than monkeys, and possibly even some human beings I could name. It looked like they had built little houses for themselves and everything. A few of them waved at the camera.
I stood back, overwhelmed, and gave Jill a hug.
“Wow!” I said. “This is fantastic. What are they?”
“I call them Sea Monkeys,” Jill said proudly. “I think we should try to sell them to the public. They could go over big. We can put ads in all the comic books, like we did with the x-ray glasses I invented.”
ALSO IN THIS GREAT ISSUE:
*MOON GIRL: BLOOD MOON, by Bobby Nash
*AMAZONA: NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT, by Terry Alexander
*STEAM BUNNY: COLLECTOR'S EDITION, by Sean Taylor
*RULAH THE JUNGLE GODDESS: TABA'S REVENGE, by Gaylord Tause
*VIVIAN LACHAN: RETURN OF THE LADY OF THE LAKE, by Gaylord Tause
*MS. AMAZING: AMERICA THANKS YOU MS. AMAZING, by Jason Bullock
Cover art by Jason Bullock
Mini-Komix, Jer Alford-Editor/Publisher, www.minikomix.com
FROM ALL PULP:
Heroines of the Golden Age of comics and pulp magazines return in all new adventures. Thrill to tales of Amazona, Jill Trent: Science Sleuth, Moon Girl, Vivian Lachan, and Rulah the Jungle Goddess, plus all new original stories of Ms. Amazing and Steam Bunny. Written by Terry Alexander, Jason Bullock, Chuck Miller, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, and Gaylord Tause.
Print Edition: $7.00
Digital Download: $3.00
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