Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ray Bradbury's Skeleton

Published in 1994, special issue #1 0f Topps' adaptations of Ray Bradbury stories featured this version of his classic story "Skeleton," about a man who fears those bony horrors to such an extent that he wishes to rid himself of the one hiding inside his own body! Ordinarily this could only be solved by repeated and expensive visits to a psychoanalyst; but unfortunately (for him) he finds someone all too willing to help him achieve his goal...













Well, a little inconvenient, I'll admit... but with a large rolling bucket Clarisse should be able to help him get around. Feeding him, changing his diaper, bathing him... it's all a chore, but she looks at the good side; his not having a backbone means he'll never stand up to her mother again!

The moral: Love your skeleton or you'll lose it's support!

3 comments:

Karswell said...

>his not having a backbone means he'll never stand up to her mother again!

Plus he'll make a great Halloween costume for someone.

prof. grewbeard said...

one of my favorite Bradbury short stories, i would have loved to see Steve Ditko get ahold of it!

Lenka said...

Thanks for posting this - it's new to me, and "Skeleton" is one of my fave Bradbury takes, as well.