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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby lhb412 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:56 pm

Just received both books and oh my god they're gorgeous!
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby klen7 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:19 pm

^ I KNOW! RIGHT?!

Seriously, these books belong on every monster fan's shelf, every comic fan's shelf and every bibliophile's shelf. gorgeous indeed.
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby lhb412 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:09 am

Other companies put out more scholarly and authoritative comics collections, but Yoe just has a knack for making every aspect of a book fun.
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby lhb412 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:16 am

Just finished Gorgo. A whole lot of fun, I mean, how couldn't it be? Ditko is awesome. Giant monsters are awesome. Simple math. I noticed that Ditko adopted a more simplistic style as time went on (I imagine the demands of Spidey and Strange were the reason), but at various times - especially in the earlier issues - I feel the art is a strong as anything he ever did, especially in the terrific issue #2.

Though the stories are pretty standard for their time I think the mother/son relationship between Gorgo and Mama Gorgo really worked well.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:59 am

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^^ That cover is from Konga #23, published 11/1965. Might it be an homage, with its very interesting similarities to the Godzilla representation shown on the 1956 US Gigantis #1 lobby card (and art poster), especially the nostril flames and triangular dorsal fins?
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby klen7 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:16 am

Both of these spectacular HC collections are 40% off at Midtown Comics today (Black Friday sale)
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:02 pm

I need to pick up the Konga collection. I hope one day they release the full collections of both series...I was pretty disappointed to realize the Gorgo set is ONLY the issues Steve Ditko worked on. :/ Ditko's awesome, but I'd like to read the WHOLE series...
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Re: Gorgo and Konga

Postby RaymondBurr » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:47 pm

For what it's worth, the Konga volume is even larger than the Gorgo one. I was very impressed!
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