Friday, February 26, 2010

Hail to the King Baby!

King Ghidorah that is. By popular insistence I give you a giant three-headed rockstar bedazzled in glorious gold.

Here's a few artistic interpretations. First is one of my favorites from a Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics module. I need to get my hands on one of these and convert it to a space adventure:

Next are a few selections from Deviant Art by Artists hypergojira and KaijuSamurai (respectively)

And then we have--hold on...what's that? There's a Ghidorah with one of the heads replaced by a robot?!!That's just crazy talk.

Know your enemy folks:

...and then make him your plaything:
That's if for now. I've decided that portions of this weekend's program will be dedicated to GINORMOUS FOES! So get ready. Then we're back to your regularly scheduled sci-fi posts and gearing up Exonauts to take on these baddies.


  1. True story with names removed to protect the innocent...

    About 20 years ago a friend of mine worked out a deal with Dark Horse Comics to produce a Jet Jaguar comic book. My buddy would do the art and upon approval I would be the writer. The license was such that we could use any Godzilla monster or material except Godzilla himself (itself?).

    I wrote and my friend drew 10 pages of the first issue and an 'ad' for the next issue. Dark Horse loved it. Three days later we were told it was a no go. Toho had pulled the license and therefore the plug on our dream job.

    The ad for issue two was a dark shadow cast over Jet Jaguar of a certain three-headed, golden dragon. The caption read...

    "Be Here Next Issue as Jet Jaguar Faces Off Against His Three Worst Enemies...King Ghidorah!"

  2. Oh man, that's BUMMER! Does DH own the art since the license was pulled?

    This story makes me overjoyed and depressed all at once. Gah.

  3. Tell me about it.

    As for the art, I think (I hope) my buddy got it back. He is currently an artist for DC Comics just to give you an idea of the level of cool that wen't into this. Damn shame.