1. christoph says

    I read a similar story in Creepy magazine back in the late 1960’s. Spiders were invading and taking over human bodies, and learning how to hide the silk sutures better. They eventually got really good at it.

  2. christoph says

    @ chigau, # 1: Apparently arachno-communism is a real thing:

    Arachno-communism – Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
    Arachno-communism is a system of political and economic government where the people are governed freely and fairly by giant spiders. Though arachno-communism has never been successfully put into practice, it has been portrayed in several successful and unsuccessful films, such as Starship Troopers and Starship Troopers 2; the documentaries Arachnophobia and Eight-Legged Freaks; and the …

  3. Jemolk says

    I admit, I misread this at first. In probably exactly the same way as the guy in the left panel misheard it. Pretty funny. I’d also just like to say, it’s nice, as an anarcho-communist, to see jokes about my political stance that don’t involve dumb and annoying liberal assumptions about what’s possible.

    Vicar — LOL. Funny and well said.

  4. billseymour says

    When I think of spiders ruling humans, I think of “Planet of the Spiders”, the final Doctor Who story of the Pertwee era. Those spiders were not nice people, not nice at all.

  5. Jazzlet says

    Yup, billseymour, “Planet of the Spiders” is where I went too, scared the shit out of me at the time, though the blue crystal was pretty.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    ‘Brandon’s cult movie reviews’ at Youtube is your friend when looking for film clips with giant spiders, scorpions and other creepy-crawlies marching forward to claim the world for eight-legged egalitariansim.
    But I do not recommend ‘The Giant Claw’ (nominally a bird; also the worst papier-mache monster in film history).
    Warning, ‘Turkish Spiderman’ is a bit of a douchebag who beats women.
    Fellow chordates: Godzilla is something of a nihilist. .And I suspect ‘Gamera’ has ulterior motives for being friendly to children.

  7. billseymour says

    hillaryrettig @15

    logged in just to say huzzah to The Vicar #10!

    I hope you meant The Vicar #8. That last sentence was much better than anything I wrote. 8-)