Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby

Today would have been the 94th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby (1917-1994). One of the most influential comics creators ever, Kirby was the creator or co-creator of Captain America, Fantastic Four, X-Men, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor, Black Panther, New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Forever People, Darkseid, OMAC, Kamandi, Kobra, among many others.

During his prolific career, he also did war comics, romance comics -- and monster comics. Here are some examples of classic Jack Kirby monster comics:









Thursday, August 25, 2011

Now on DVD: TROLLHUNTER

TrollhunterNow available on DVD and Blu-ray: The vérité style giant monster movie Trollhunter, which follows a group of Norwegian film students that set out investigate a series of mysterious bear killings -- and learns there are much more dangerous things out there. The film was directed by André Øvredal, and stars Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, and Tomas Alf Larsen.
The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. However, their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero -- the trollhunter -- risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.


 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Available for Pre-Order: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

Coming October 25 from Tokyo Shock: The Japanese-language edition of Toho's monster rally classic Destroy All Monsters!
The year is 1999, and all of Earth's monsters have been captured and detained at Ogasawara Island. All is well in the solar system until one day, a race of alien women brainwashes the monsters and releases them, causing havoc around the world. Godzilla attacks New York City, Rodan invades Moscow, Mothra lays waste to Beijing, Gorosaurus destroys Paris, and Manda attacks London!

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GIANT MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE!

This blog is for fans of classic giant monsters and monster-fighters from the movies, TV, and comics -- including King Kong, Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Dogora, Johnny Sokko and Giant Robot, Ultraman, Fin Fang Foom, Titano, The Host, and more. We also salute the classic genre and special effects films of Toho Studios Universal Studios, Hammer Films, not to mention the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, giant robots, sci-fi, manga, and anime.