AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria #1 – 25 years of Godzilla (1979)

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014 begins!

Let’s begin this year’s AWESOME-tober-fest Fangoria celebration with a quick look at the cover to the very first issue of Fangoria from 1979.

Fangoria 01 cover

As you can see, there was a feature about the history of Godzilla movies up to that point (25 YEARS!).  I scanned in that article, so if you want to read it, here is page 1 on my Flickr stream.  Just click to the right to continue through the article’s 8 pages.

There were two pretty awesome Godzilla pin-ups that came with the article. The first is an awesome painting featuring Godzilla battling Megalon on the top of the Twin Towers which I thought has to be an homage to the 1976 King Kong remake with Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin which featured a poster with Kong astride the same Twin Towers.  However, if you read the article, the below poster was designed for the 1973 Godzilla vs Megalon movie.  And it features a scene that never appeared in said movie.  I love this poster.

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This second pin-up is a better look at the Godzilla painting that was used on the cover.

Godzilla pin-up 02

See you guys tomorrow for more, gory goodness from my favorite issues of Fangoria magazine.


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Also, check out the blog Countdown to Halloween for more Halloween-y, bloggy AWESOMEness.

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2 Responses to “AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria #1 – 25 years of Godzilla (1979)”

  1. That two towers painting is so freaking awesome.

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