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puppets in the UK
owned a fantastic jar of make-up cream. Just one
little application and it'd transform your face into
that of a
hideous, slobbering beast, or bring festering boils and
pustules to your limbs, or - well - just generally
"monsterize" you. Let Martha show you:
The effects weren't permanent, however, so lots of
scrunging fun could be had, with all traces of hideousness
disappearing in just a swift few minutes. Unless you
were hideous to begin with, of course.
In Monster Fun #1 we learn how Martha acquired her magic
make-up. It seems her father worked as a caretaker at
Horror Films studios (Mallet = Hammer - geddit?). He'd
the monstrous jar whilst cleaning out the dressing rooms and
let Martha take it away. Of course, he didn't know about
monstrous capabilities, did he?
And, my, what monsters we got. Martha had much malevolent
fun morphing body parts into monsters - from toes, to hair.
Ah, but what about long term prospects? - I mean,
exactly a High Street purchase. Had it been tested? Who knows
what damage and degeneration she was building up for the
- for herself, as well as the unfortunate souls she would
apply the stuff to. Still, morality aside, this was a great
drawn horribly well by the monster master, Ken Reid....