AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria #1 – 25 years of Godzilla (1979)
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.
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.
This second pin-up is a better look at the Godzilla painting that was used on the cover.
See you guys tomorrow for more, gory goodness from my favorite issues of Fangoria magazine.
Also, check out the blog Countdown to Halloween for more Halloween-y, bloggy AWESOMEness.