Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You are Under the Spell of Taffy-Tasting, Creepy-Winking Ka-Bala!

From Adventure Comics #363:

I think if you're in the Legion, union rules state you have to be given a chance to sell yourself every few issues. Here, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl and Invisible Kid show that it takes the three of them to take out an elderly guy who looks too much like Captain Marvel's foe, Dr. Sivana. Sadly, this was about the level of competition those three could handle. Wait to beat up on an octogenarian with no super-powers, team!

When a man winks, it's always creepy.

Hey, baby, are you an overdue library book? Because you have "fine" written all over you!

Just in case the Ouija Board wasn't enough for your weekly family "Experiment with the Occult" night. I think the only thing missing from this was the entrails of a chicken. Everything for the little Satanist in your life!

I'm considered the liberal one in my family, but if I ever catch my child playing with anything like this, I will freak out. Guaranteed. Which means her maternal grandmother (hereafter referred to as "Gram-Gram") will find her one on Ebay just to spite me. Also guaranteed.

Oddly enough, while my parents thought I was a problem child because I listened to Christian Rock music as a teenager (it was actually quite good in the 1980's), they let my sister have a Ouija Board and didn't bat an eye. I'm as old now as my parents were when I was in my later teens, so I can see a lot of things from their perspective. This, however, I still don't get.


FoldedSoup said...

Hey! It's the Kabala!

If it's good enough for Madonna, it should be good enough for you, pal!

Comixbear said...

"Matter-Eater Lad eating his way out!!!"
If that line isn't an all-time classic, it SHOULD be!

De said...

Future-telling Taro cards make a delicious tapioca pudding!

SallyP said...

As you may have guessed, I really can't stand the Legion, but I have to say that if I had to have a favorite, Matter-Eater Lad would BE that favorite.

Madpuppy said...

I remember seeing the Ka-Bala commercials on TV when I was around 4 or 5- they spooked me a lot.

Another game from around that time that mined the same vein was called "Seance".

My friend's older brother (whose bedroom was decorated with many black light posters) had both, but he would never let us play with them.

jettblackberryx said...

this is too bizarre.
I now recall this 'game'.
It's part Ouija board, Taro(t) cards and Jewish 'magic' aka the Kaballah. Does it come with a Gollum? I'm surprised this hasn't resurfaced.
I have no children but I wouldn't allow this in my house and I'm still a die-hard Metal Head.
I also liked Christian Rock somewhat (early Petra were great met them twice)
Later Petra were jerks (lots of member changes).
Rez Band were cool too. Stryper...not so much.

The LSH was so weird.

Gildas said...

Were your parents militant atheists?

Adam Barnett said...

Far from it, Gildas. They were very zealous Christians.