Saturday, July 30, 2011

I Am The Brute That Walks!

Here’s one of the stories from the first issue of Marvel Comics’ Where Creatures Roam (the comic itself is actually a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #63). Written by Stan Lee with artwork by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, the story kinda starts out like the old Charles Atlas print ad about the skinny weakling being harassed by a muscular bully on the beach. However, instead of sending away for Charles’ bodybuilding book, the protagonist turns to... mad science!

What I learned from this comic:

1. When fleeing from an enormous beast that’s chasing you, try to escape to an amusement park and get on one of the rides.

2. If you’ve transformed into a towering monstrosity, your clothes will magically reappear once you revert back to normal.

3. When a violent creature bursts out of an apartment building, goes on a rampage and then suspiciously vanishes into thin air, a subsequent police investigation isn’t necessary.

4. Becoming a monster and terrorizing your girlfriend is a great way to win her love.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Links of Note and a Two-Eyed, One-Horned, Six-Armed Purple People Eater

A Turok: Son of Stone cover from Dell comic artist, George Wilson. Native Americans sure had it rough back in the day...

David Goyer will be providing the script for Legendary Pictures’ upcoming Godzilla reboot. Perhaps you know his work from such films as Dollman vs. Demonic Toys and Jumper. Also, The Dark Knight. (Fused Film)

Prehistoric wombats were bloody enormous and dangerous... so how long before the SyFy Channel makes a made-for-cable movie starring one? (io9)

Host “Shadow Raptor” dishes out some giant monster video reviews. (Kaiju Krossing)

Some Monsters vs Aliens development sculptures by Damon Bard- I actually prefer his earlier designs of Insectosaurus to the one that appears in the finished film. (Bard Sculpture Studio)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Uchusen Daikaiju Art (Part 14)

The summer issue of Space Magazine Uchusen has arrived and the art feature this time around is Invasion of Astro-Monster, a.k.a Monster Zero, a.k.a. Godzilla vs Monster Zero, a.k.a. Invasion of the Astro-Monsters. Enjoy!