Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kong count #11 – Kong of Skull Island

Most King Kong stories tell of a group of unwitting colonialists who take Kong away from Skull Island. Boom Studios’ current comic Kong of Skull Island is different: it tells the story of a group of unwitting colonialists who brought … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap for 2/26

A quick recap of the news of the week; it’s been another fairly slow one. Another piece of concept art for Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla anime, in anticipation of Anime Japan: Kamen Sentai Gorider is one heck of a concept for … Continue reading

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Kong count #12 – The Mighty Gorga

Since the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 series is in production, might I suggest they take 1969’s The Mighty Gorga into consideration? It’s exactly the level of bad movie that frequented the original show – it’s often astonishingly inept, but … Continue reading

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Kong count #13 – Star-Spangled War Stories #110-111

With DC’s Suicide Squad at the top of its popularity last summer, the company put out a nice omnibus collecting the original run of stories from the 1950s and 60s. The silver age incarnation of Task Force X doesn’t much resemble … Continue reading

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Kong count #14 – The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth

The King Kong story, like The Lost World, The Land that Time Forgot, The Last Dinosaur, Marvel’s Savage Land, et al., owes a creative debt to Jules Verne’s 1864 novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, which really popularized the … Continue reading

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Kong count #15 – Pulp crossovers

As mentioned before, Merian C. Cooper had the idea for a “gaiden” story for King Kong back in 1935, detailing exactly what happens in the time of that smash-cut between when Denham (on Skull Island) proclaims everyone will be rich and … Continue reading

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Kong count #16 – Mothra

For Shinichi Sekizawa’s fantasy film debut, he wrote something unlike anything that had ever come before. Wikipedia describes the plot as: An expedition to an irradiated island brings civilization in contact with a primitive native culture. When one sensationalist entrepreneur tries … Continue reading

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