Arachnophobia: fear of spidersXenophobia: fear of strangers and foreigners Verminophobia: fear of germs Acrophobia: fear of heights Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13 Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes Spookadookaphobia...fear of day twenty-eight of Spooky covers!
Today's fright is Dead of Night #9:
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DON #9 belongs to the Monster Chase category. We could quibble and say that Death is waiting for the bus rather than chasing it, but anyone who has been late to work because of public transportation knows that there isn't much difference.
My main question about this cover is: is that really Death? Or is it just some irate customer who has been waiting a really long time for his ride to appear? We all know that waiting for a bus in the middle of the night is always annoying, and it seems that whenever a bus does come along, it is always like this one: Not In Service. I've wanted to chop a few of those in half myself.
But as creepy as this situation is, is it really that scary? If I'm the bus driver, I think I could take this guy. I've driven past many a sketchy-looking customer without blinking an eye; why should this one be any different? And really, what is a scythe compared to a 2-ton bus going 35 mph? I mean, what do I have to lose by trying to run him over?