The creature at the top is a version of the Baku, a monster from the folklore of Japan and China. It is a bear-like apparition with a short trunk. It's thought to be an early explanation of tapirs, which do occur in Malaysia. In China, it was seen as a guardian against evil spirits. When it reached Japan, it also gained the ability of gobbling up bad dreams.
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Barrabas Lockjaw, who is neither beast nor devil, haunts the garden where Mankind’s dreams are grown. Desperation and Futility are his harvest, and with Bring-Down, his hope-killing scythe, he cleaves through the goals of men and women before they can blossom.