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Steve Bissette

GODZILLA – By Stephen Bissette

At the same time in 1987 that Steve Bissette was wrapping up his groundbreaking run on Swamp Thing, this little gem was published through Dark Horse.

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I’m including the credits page here as well so that all that were involved are cited.

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What follows are a few sample pages. Page 1, 2-3 (double page spread) and page 20.

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Page 20 in particular is pure Bissette – you can almost feel the weight of Godzilla’s foot by how he renders the folds in the creature’s massive hide.

The comic also included an immensely informative two-page text piece by Bissette entitled “Thirty Years of Godzilla” – along with Godzilla pin-ups by Paul Chadwick, Alan Moore, Charles Vess and others.

If you can find a copy of this back issue I highly recommend it!
But don’t just take my word for it…

Siskel and Ebert.
Siskel and Ebert.
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Steve Bissette

GOJIRA – by Stephen Bissette

One of my favorite originals from my collection…

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GOJIRA (aka Godzilla)
by Stephen Bissette

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Best viewed while listening to an excerpt from the Gojira theme by Akira Ifukube.

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Herb Trimpe

GODZILLA – by Herb Trimpe

Herb Trimpe is one of my favorite artists – so here’s some Godzilla art courtesy of ComicArtFans.com.
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HT- GW and godz cropped resized

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Don’t own any of these originals myself, but did have Herb Trimpe sign the printed version of that last one.

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For more on Herb Trimpe, including a New York Times piece that ran in 2000 in which he chronicles getting unceremoniously laid off from Marvel, check out my previous blog post at Herb Trimpe.