Monday, July 28, 2014

The Litany of Godzilla: Millennium Series Part Two – Ignoring Everything

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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Commander McAwesome of the navy gives a briefing to let everyone know the Continuity Du Jour.  Godzilla attacked Tokyo in 1954 (as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be) and then went away.  There’s concern of a return as other monsters have started to appear.  Those foolish Americans thought the first one a few years ago in New York was Godzilla, but Japan knows they’re mistaken.

There’s also a report that an American submarine has gone missing.  The Japanese research sub Satsuma finds the wreckage, and sees some big, familiar looking dorsal plates sneaking away from the scene of the crime.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Archie Gets Mature

I was busy dealing with some other weird comic book news last week, which caused me to miss chiming in about “The Death of Archie.”

That’s not too much of a big deal, because there isn’t much to say.

My wife is the Archie expert in the family, having a couple short boxes in the comic room, a few thousand page specials laying about her reading piles, and several giant bins full of digests in the attic.

It didn’t affect her because the death happened in an alternate universe she wasn’t following.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Litany of Godzilla: Millennium Series Part One – ReReintroducing Kaiju

With the return of control to Toho following some mistakes, each film acknowledges the original 1954 Gojira and ignores all of the rest…

Except for when they don’t.

Many of these will get their own posts. It isn’t because they’re as good as other ones that were singled out.  It’s simply because the crazy-awesome meter got pushed so far to the crazy side, it takes longer to explain everything.

It started off with the First Toho Godzilla flick to get a US Theatrical release since 1985.

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Do Not Get Thy Asgardian Knickers in a Twist!

Marvel has announced, on The View no less, a new Thor series starting in October where Thor will be a woman.

They make sure to state that this isn’t some kind of derivative Thor-Girl, but the REAL Thor.

Of course (mostly male) comic fans all across the internet are having a giant spaz about this.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Litany of Godzilla: The Tri Star Year: Changing Unchangeables


After the end of the Heisei Series, Toho handed the reins (or however you steer giant radioactive monsters) across the Pacific to Tri-Star.

The first fully American made Godzilla movie gets a really bad rap.  Let’s face it, having the trailer look like a straight up horror film for this action comedy started everything out on the wrong big scaly foot.
The reputation may be earned, but its importance to the franchise history makes it deserving of a closer look. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Litany of Godzilla: Heisei Series Part Six- Finishing Storylines


Once more, a year after the last appearance (that Toho gang is quick!) and over four decades since this craziness started it no longer maters if the Godzilla family home base is called Baas or Birth Island, because it’s missing. Godzilla and LittleGodzilla are also nowhere to be found.  Miki, now a full member of G-Force, is out looking.

Godzilla’s missingness ends pretty quickly when he shows up in Hong Kong all red and smoky.    

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Planet of the Apes Through a Kid’s Eyes

Another 4:30 movie week that was cause for major celebrations in my home as a child was Planet of the Apes.  We started watching these due to a fortunate accidental purchase.  I was trying to decide between the two versions of G I Joe Retaliation in the store.  Per usual in these shop online days, none of the sales people had any idea what the different content or specifications were.  Upon seeing Rise of the Planet of the Apes on the sale rack, I grabbed that instead.