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The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:15 am

I still have my 40-year retrospective, but it is more than high-time for this to be redone. I turned down buying the LIFE magazine Godzilla retrospective today because it is already out-of-date after being out a few months! Wha!? You're going to mention Shin Godzilla as a paragraph after-thought, Godzilla, King of the Monsters very little, and Kong vs. Godzilla not at all!? Sorry. If I had this I'd want it redone already!

So someone please attend to this glaring lack? A full-color coffee table book would be so nice!
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby The Shadow » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:12 pm

I bought and still have The Godzilla Compendium -- must have been sometime in 1998 or 1999. An updated version of the Compendium would be great, it's too bad we haven't seen one yet; perhaps we'll see something after Godzilla vs Kong next.
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:17 pm

The Shadow wrote:I bought and still have The Godzilla Compendium -- must have been sometime in 1998 or 1999. An updated version of the Compendium would be great, it's too bad we haven't seen one yet; perhaps we'll see something after Godzilla vs Kong next.
Seems like such a good bet from a supply/demand perspective!

I'm also hoping for some annoucement from Criterion about that time! ;-)
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:55 am

Gojira69 wrote:Seems like such a good bet from a supply/demand perspective!

In that nobody is demanding more Godzilla content?
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby lhb412 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:01 am

^ There are more Godzilla fans in America now than ever. I'd love an updated version of the compendium, but when it came out out I was 10 years old and that book served as a heaping helping of official information which I didn't know before. Nowadays, young fans in the same place as I was have fan wikis to fill the man on all that stuff. There's little need for a book of this kind. In-depth biographies and art books are the more likely candidates for actual books to be published.
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:45 am

Would you guys prefer an all-new compendium, or just a *Volume II* if you will, that picked up where the other left off? I'd love to see a ton of new sketches by Art Adams with monster size and weight comparisons, but not sure if he would be up for it.
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby william newell » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:50 am

Here's a pretty close version of an updated compendium...
https://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-FAQ-Tha ... illa+f%2Ca
I have a copy of this myself, and for anyone looking for a first Godzilla book, this should fill the bill. :D
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:07 pm

william newell wrote:Here's a pretty close version of an updated compendium...
https://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-FAQ-Tha ... illa+f%2Ca
I have a copy of this myself, and for anyone looking for a first Godzilla book, this should fill the bill. :D
Does it have color photos and glossy paper?
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Moonlight SY-3 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:19 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
Gojira69 wrote:Seems like such a good bet from a supply/demand perspective!

In that nobody is demanding more Godzilla content?


Go ahead and shut the site down! Nobody is demanding more Godzilla content anymore! :wink:
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby william newell » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:31 am

Gojira69 wrote:
william newell wrote:Here's a pretty close version of an updated compendium...
https://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-FAQ-Tha ... illa+f%2Ca
I have a copy of this myself, and for anyone looking for a first Godzilla book, this should fill the bill. :D
Does it have color photos and glossy paper?


Photo's yes, paper no
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 pm

william newell wrote:
Gojira69 wrote:
william newell wrote:Here's a pretty close version of an updated compendium...
https://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-FAQ-Tha ... illa+f%2Ca
I have a copy of this myself, and for anyone looking for a first Godzilla book, this should fill the bill. :D
Does it have color photos and glossy paper?


Photo's yes, paper no
Are they color? and since there's no paper, how do you keep your hands clean?
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby william newell » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:42 pm

COLOR photo's, yes. GLOSSY paper, no. :lol:
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 am

william newell wrote:COLOR photo's, yes. GLOSSY paper, no. :lol:
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Re: The Godzilla Compendium

Postby Gojira69 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:17 am

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A friend just gave me this but it does not speak of Shin Godzilla except in passing, and Kong vs. Godzilla is barely mentioned, so it does not fit the bill as the new Godzilla Compendium.
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