I saw this article yesterday on ScreenRant – Godzilla Once Fought The Avengers AND Fantastic Four: https://screenrant.com/godzilla-marvel-avengers-fantastic-four-fight-comic/.
As the King of Monsters, Godzilla has little concern for the humans attempting to stop his destruction. Almost every Godzilla film after the first has brought the world’s most famous kaiju into conflict with another impressively sized monster. While this approach is exhilarating to watch, it can make the character difficult to adapt to other mediums, as the spectacle of seeing giant monsters fight isn’t the same on the page as it is on the screen. Marvel found the perfect solution to this problem when they acquired the character’s license in the 1970s. Marvel’s Godzilla was fully integrated into the Marvel Universe–which made him a threat even the Avengers and Fantastic Four couldn’t ignore.
I am a fan of Godzilla, but this is the first I heard of this crossover series. I am not a big fan of comic book series which may be why I didn’t hear of it. More information from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_(comics)#Marvel_Comics_2.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju theme series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
Other uses of Tag: Kaiju