Fantastic Five: Top Five Giant Monsters
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
This week we’re taking a look at some of our favorite giant monsters and kaiju in comics. Though kaiju are generally more closely associated with the silver screen and its many examples of actors in oversized suits fighting among undersized buildings, comics have an abundance of city stompers to celebrate as well. Hopefully this list will help you settle any and all future kaiju-related arguments.
- The fifth issue of Kaijumax just dropped this week, and you can catch up on the series here.
- Jack Kirby's entire Devil Dinosaur run has been collected in one handy trade, or check out the single issues if you'd rather just tip your toe into the mutated prehistoric waters.
- Devil Dinosaur has also been co-starring with Captain America in Planet Hulk.
- 'The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen' is out of print but still available pretty cheap.
- There are so many great Frankenstein comics, but here are a few: Frankenstein: The Mad Science of Dick Briefer, Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein, Wolverine & the X-Men Vol. 5, Iron Man #101, and Frankenstein Underground.
- Nextwave: Agents of HATE has incredibly memorable appearances by both Devil Dinosaur and Fin Fang Foom (even if both were later explained away as clones or whatever) that I can't recommend enough.
- Iron Man #271 was the first comic I ever saw Fin Fang Foom in and he seemed terrifying.. which may have had something to do with his spot on the list.
- Godzilla: The Half Century War is probably the best Godzilla comic I've ever read and I highly recommend it. You can get it digitally for 10 bucks, but there's also an oversized hardcover that really showcases James Stokoe's incredibly detailed art that's worth checking out.
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