Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
If you've got a friend who got into kaiju with this summer's Pacific Rim, then here's a good gift that'll let 'em see the influences: A box set of the '90s Gamera trilogy on BluRay for eight bucks. Eight. Bucks.
One can't say enough about the disgraceful state of our children's education system, particularly its pronounced contempt for biology and the other life sciences. It's as if we decided as a society to to fill the heads of a generation of kids with only the most useless and asinine facts, figures and images rather than what actually matters: Once, a long time ago, it was really, really important that kids knew what Japanese movie monsters looked like on the inside...
For those of you who have been experiencing a distinct lack of giant monster fighting in your lives today, take heart, because we've found exactly what you need! This week, the Monster Brains blog has been posting a truly amazing collection of kaiju movie posters from all over the world, in which the distinctly Japanese Godzilla rampages all over Poland, France, Germany, and elsewhere:
It all adds up to an incredibly fun collection, and we've got a few of our favorites -- featuring appearances from other monsters, including a giant, wolrld-conquering Frankenstein -- after the jump...