How to Release an Ancient Evil

Oh, by the way, look what'll be available for sale soon!

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Reader Comments (42)

Oh. Thought maybe it would be a Snake-Ape costume, available for sale soon.

Where can I get one? Halloween'll be here before we know it...

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfilsmyth

Glad to see Snake-Ape make his triumphant return

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJared

You know, I always wondered how to conjure eldritch horrors from unfathomable realities. But finally, an easy guide that can be understood by the occultist in all of us!

Now to find some way to make the future demonic abomination not look like a man in a rubber suit.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaethori

I love the eyeholes and zipper. If I were an Elder God and wanted to design a minion, it would have fake eyeholes and a fake zipper just to give their prey some false hope it might be a costume just before being eaten.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStarFleetCaptain


July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

I laughed out loud when I saw the glorious return of the Snake Ape, and then I kicked myself for not having expected it from the title of the book.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRegiment

That's no snake-ape. I know a Trogdor when I see one!. :)

Soon there will be burnination. Amongst all the peasants. Because, you know, they haven't quite suffered enough.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtto

I've dated worse.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I'm reminded of the scene in the Doctor Who episode "The Power of Kroll" where the Doctor rescues a woman from being sacrificed by a guy in a rubber monster suit who, being a guy in a rubber monster suit, looked about as realistic as all the other Doctor Who monsters of that era. The Doctor, after subduing him, says to the woman the "monster" was menacing, "He must have looked more convincing from the front."

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

AWESOME! Elements of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Warehouse 13"! How did I NOT know that "Serpens Simiae Sinestra" would conjure the Snake-Ape?! Duh!?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Scott, you may be aware that there is an entire genre of badly-written 'horror' fiction that starts out almost exactly the same as panels 1-3. None of them end as awesomely as panel 4, alas. Congratulations.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEnkidum

I never understood the idea of reading in the bathtub, sooner or later you are going to get your book wet.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

Aw man I'm so buying that calendar.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaneDeadpool

I always thought releasing the ancient evil was the easy part. Plenty of ancient evils tend to get released accidentally, according to my research. I think instructions on how to seal away an ancient evil would more useful. Could you please make some of those?

(This request may or may not be related to the Snake-Ape staring at me all day, which may or may not have been released by following the above instructions.)

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhyrexian Rogue

It a guy in a Trogdor suit!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTooGeek

So your new book will have a foreword of Stephen King! Great!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReader

Looks like you have a bit of a trogdor vibe going there...

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercody


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFormerHostage

Klaatu Barata Niktu!

I said your damn words - mostly.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

You're not fooling me, I can see the zipper.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTony


August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Man in suit!

Drat. Page-a-day calendars. My one weakness.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Finally!!!! Advice I can use and apply to my own life.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEtP

Scott... not sure why... but your comic was NOT on today. I usually see it there first, and then come over to read the comments here.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPipeTobacco

Its like you have a camera in my house :)

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

Is Robo-Snake-Ape going to come save them again?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Snake Ape needs a beefy arm and some consummate V's!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIGHT!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hearn

I think you mean "sinistra," with a second 'i' instead of the 'e.' Unfortunately, the title of the book still translates to, "The Ape's Unlucky [Female] Snake."

Funny stuff, though. The title alone made me laugh.

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Phillips

Snake-Ape plush dolls in the store soon?

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Watch out! He's got a bomb!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCayzle

New poses! Hooray!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Bath balm is the bomb!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRey

So where did the snake-ape first appear?

Note from Scott: Here

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

No snake-ape action figure or blow-up doll or piñata? sniff!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

Mr. King does write a wicked forward... ;)

One of my favorites, hands down!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSky

gotta say, saw it coming from the book title in panel 2.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersigurdgram

Yeah, I was hoping for a Snake-Ape plushy. It could have sat next to the Cthulhu plushy on my desk.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter9Squirrels

Awesome. This comic is awesome.

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLerkistan
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