OK, it occurs to me that either there were two releases of "Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero" in Mexico, with a different title each time (Monsters of the Galaxies and Invasion of the Astro-Monsters), or one title was used in Spain, and one was used in Mexico. If I had to guess, I'd say that Monsters of the Galaxies was the Spanish title, and Invasion of the Astro-Monsters (seen above) was the Mexican one.
Here's another of those rare lobby cards I have in my photo files that's a high enough quality image that you could click this, download the high res version, and print it out on your printer and have a nice little mini-poster!
Pictured here are some of the Japanese "Encyclopedias" published about our favorite mutated giant lizard! These books are very fun to page through, even if you can't read Japanese! They're packed full of detaled drawings and photos, and I wish that they'd been reprinted in English!
A bit of a story behind this one, the first image I've shared here that's faked! A number of years ago, a much more popular blogger than I, Mark Evanier, posted a series of Dick Van Dyke comic book covers, published by Gold Key, in his blog. Problem was, Gold Key Comics never published a Dick Van Dyke series - nor did anyone else! Thanks to PhotoShop, it's easy to create your own comic book cover mock-ups.
Well, inspired by that, I thought, "You know, it's a shame there weren't any Godzilla comics until the Marvel series of the 1970s... it's amazing nobody adapted the movies at all!" So, I started searching for images to use, and I figured that at least the first few movie adaptations would've been done by Dell Comics, and at some point Gold Key would've picked it up (much like what happened with many other licensed properties).
Eventually, I would go on to mock up many more fake comic book covers, and during the year plus I was writing a column called "Cover Stories" for World Famous Comics, once a month my column would be titled "Comics They Never Made," and I'd feature these!
So here's the first one I'm sharing! There will be more!
I have no idea if this View-Master set is based on the Marvel Comics (as one might have assumed from the artwork, which appears to be adapted from Herb Trimpe's Marvel Comics artwork) or if it's based on the animated series... I'm pretty sure it's not based on the movie series!
You may have heard of Mattel's Shogun Warriors line of giant robot toys in the 1970s... you may have even heard of the Godzilla figure in that line... but did you know there was a Rodan figure? I'm not sure what's up with the three holes in Rodan's chest, there.
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