Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kong count #39 – Titano from Superman

The first episode of Superman: The Animated Series I ever saw was “Monkey Fun” (season 2, episode 13). To this day, that show remains the best television adaptation of that property, and it’s somewhat amusing that one aspect that only … Continue reading

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Kong count #40 – Mighty Peking Man

Wonderful things can happen when Shaw Brothers steps outside of its usual comfort zone and tries out another studio’s genre: examples include Super Inframan, Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, and the subject of today’s post, their 1977 Mighty Peking … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap: King of Monsters’ cast goes up to Eleven

When last we posted, we knew that Michael Dougherty had been drafted as writer for Godzilla: King of Monsters, and everyone sort of assumed that he’d be directing as well. It turns out this was correct, which was such a … Continue reading

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Kong count #41 – Goroh from Ultra Q

The original King Kong was a major influence on Eiji Tsuburaya, so it makes sense that the creature would be incorporated early on into Tsuburaya’s flagship property. In this case, that is literally true, since the second Ultra Q episode … Continue reading

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Kong count #42 – Gagon and Megagon from Concrete Revolutio

Concrete Revolutio is a show that appears to directly target the old-school otaku┬áthat would be reading this blog, so if you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend doing so. It’s a puzzle of a show, with a nonlinear storyline, … Continue reading

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Kong count #43 – Charlton’s Konga

Much like King Kong, the British imitator Konga is also public-domain, thanks to a novelization that hit before the actual movie did not getting its rights renewed. In Konga‘s case, it was in comics form through Charlton Comics, the first … Continue reading

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Kong count #44 – An oft-repeating Ming dynasty monster battle

The Ivory Ape wasn’t the only time that Tsuburaya went abroad to co-produce a movie featuring an oversized albino primate. …er, no, we’re not going to talk about *that* one. What I meant to allude to was the 1971 Taiwanese … Continue reading

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