Dark Horse Presents #12 goes on sale TODAY, featuring Jason’s Kill All Monsters cover for the first of three parts of an all-new Kill All Monsters story… in COLOR. The story will be collected in the Kill All Monsters Omnibus next year, but it’ll be reformatted for widescreen and will be in black-and-white. DHP will be the only place to get it with Bill Crabtree’s glorious colors.
The Dark Horse website has a preview, not only of the KAM story, but also each of the other tales in the issue, including the second chapter of Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl story. That makes us really happy since Kyrra was part of the Artist Alley Comics digital comics project that Kill All Monsters participated in back in the day. Feels good being neighbors to Rich and Craig again.
Read the whole thing at Four-Color Shadows!
This is not going to end well.
Go Go Godzilla has the full Konga story from Fantastic Giants #1 and if you’ve seen the movie, there are some interesting changes. In the film, Michael Gough (Alfred from the ’90s Batman films) plays Dr. Charles Decker, a despicable man who uses his giant ape to kill anyone who crosses him, including the boyfriend of a college student Decker has a crush one. Because comics were for kids in 1966, that kind of immoral protagonist wasn’t going to fly, so they changed the doc into a good guy who’s not aware that his fleeting thoughts of violence are causing the ape’s murder spree via “thought transference.”
In the positive column though, the comic shows some awesome details from Decker’s time in Africa where he discovered the giant natives and plants that led to his inventing the growth serum.
Check out Go Go Godzilla for more.
The always-entertaining Giant Monsters Attack! blog has a complete giant monster story by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers from Jouney Into Mystery #63.
By Dave Stevens. [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]
Read the amazons vs. giant monster comic at Top Shelf 2.0.
By Andy Kuhn. [Comic Twart]
Toshio Okazaki. [Undead Backbrain]
Star Wars: A Matter of Monsters
Read the rest at Diversions of the Groovy Kind.
Giants of the Unknown
Read the whole thing at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine.
Read the whole thing at Diversions of the Groovy Kind.
Samar in the Valley of Giants
Read the whole thing at The Comic Book Catacombs.
In this week’s Kill All Monsters! we get to see a bit of the giant robots’ base and our two scenes start to come together. I’m getting excited. Are you excited?
Know what else is exciting? We’re printing a very limited edition Kill All Monsters! ashcan. Depending on how quickly the printer works, Jason will be taking copies to ECCC in early March and I’ll have some a couple of weeks later at C2E2. If there are any still left, I’ll take some to SpringCon in May as well. If you’re not going to be at either of the March shows and don’t want to take your chances about SpringCon, the best way to get yours is to contact Jason either at j(dot)copland(at)telus(dot)net or through Twitter.
The ashcan will have 28 pages (the entire first chapter of the story) of black-and-white interior art and a full colour cover, all in a landscape format. Again, this is going to have an extremely limited print run. Once they’re gone, they’re gone and Jason’s even going to include a small KAM ink drawing if you order from him. Price is only $10, which is a steal for Copland art.
*An interview with Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters writers Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh. [Comic Book Resources]
*Trailer for giant-robot anime Evangelion 2.0. [Apple]
*Toy Vault’s coming out with a Godzilla card game in a couple of months called Godzilla Stomp:
In this fast-paced game of citywide destruction, players pick from Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Battra, or Destroyah, and compete to smash as much of the city as possible. In Godzilla: Stomp!, players choose the ferocity of their attacks from round to round to rack up as much destruction as possible. Attack early to smash a single building or go on a rampage to destroy several at once! Lay waste to the high-value skyscraper, or hope to get a collection of power plants! This lightweight card game includes 42 building cards, 30 monster attack cards, and is ideal for Godzilla gaming on the go. Two to five players can play a speedy game of monster mayhem anytime, anyplace.
[Monster Island News]