Thursday, December 13, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I’m cautiously optimistic about this bit of news out of the San Diego comic con, where Legendary Pictures revealed an early poster and teaser trailer for the upcoming American Godzilla film. The details of the trailer are covered over on iO9, but the general reaction from the fans has been pretty positive. Even though the footage is brief, it contains two encouraging elements which fills me with hope that Legendary is on the right track with this project: a demolished city and the silhouette of a creature that is definitely Godzilla-esque.
Granted, you can’t make out too much from that grainy image, but the outline is a heck of a lot closer to the Japanese Godzilla than the 1998 version ever was. In fact, its somewhat stocky proportions remind me of the design that was used for Godzilla's cameo in the Japanese film “Always on Third Street 2”:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
There is also a “preview mix” available for listening by Skeme Richards which you can check out by heading over here:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In the mood for a tabletop game but can’t bear the idea of sitting through another tedious session of Monopoly? Game author Ken Lewis just might have a solution to your problem.
The game doesn’t really have any pieces other than what you decide to use to represent the monsters and buildings: action figures, a drawing on a card, ground beef sculptures (not recommended)... whatever you have on hand. The game can be purchased at the link below and is available as a printed copy or digital PDF form:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With summer comes picnics and with picnics come various pests of insectoid persuasion. It could be worse, though; you could have your culinary experience invaded by giant wasps that shoot fire, much like the monstrous antagonists of the upcoming film, Dragon Wasps.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Being Ultraman isn’t always about fighting monsters. Sometimes it’s just about looking classy.
Some details of the Godzilla: Half-Century War comic mini-series due out in August by artist/writer James Stokoe. (Comics Alliance)
Comic Book Resources has revealed further info and conceptual artwork for the Dinosaurs vs. Aliens project. (Comic Book Resources)
Obliterate puny humans as a Martian tripod in this click-and-point game. (Tripod Attack)
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Here’s another Stan Lee/Jack Kirby giant monster yarn featured in the fifth issue of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Adventures from 1961. It’s mostly a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting enormous aliens on display in museums and features a twist ending that Stan Lee reused in an episode of the 1970’s Fantastic Four cartoon.
What I learned from this comic:
1. The local government, much less the nations of world, can’t be bothered to investigate when an alien spacecraft crashes in Africa.
2. Putting an extraterrestrial life form on display in a museum won’t draw the attention of the military and/or scientific community.
3. Military bases always keep harpoon-based weaponry handy... just in case.
4. Giant alien parents are the worst parents in the universe.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Fellow blogger and giant monster enthusiast “Enshohma” shared some trivia with me regarding a previously unknown Gamera film concept from the earliest days of that character’s cinematic history. Titled Gamera vs. The Ice Men, the movie was intended to be the second entry in the series but the production company abandoned the idea and made Gamera vs. Barugon instead. It’s weird how this little tidbit of information remained hidden for so long (at least to Western fans, anyway- it might have been more commonplace knowledge in Japan) only being recently revealed on the audio commentary track of the Gamera vs. Barugon DVD from Shout! Factory. At any rate, you can read up on some additional details about this unmade film over at Enshohma’s blog.