03.05.2015: World War Kaiju Interview

World War Kaiju vs Kaijucast

The World War Kaiju Team talk with Kyle about creating their independent Kaiju graphic novel and their plans for future world domination!

This episode features an interview with Josh Finney, Patrick McEvoy and Kat Rocha. The team behind World War Kaiju, a fantastic independently produced graphic novel that was successfully funded through Kickstarter last year. The book is a revisionist historical tale that explores what would have happened in World War II if the US hadn’t dropped an H-bomb on Japan, but had unleashed a kaiju instead. It really is a fantastic read with a lot of charming nods to the tokusatsu films we know and love! We talked about how the team met and started working together, the creation of this graphic novel and their upcoming plans for continuing the story.

I really hope the listeners have an opportunity to check out this book! Make sure to check out the links in the show notes for their newest Kickstarter campaign too! Additionally, there were a number of news stories to cover in this episode, so make sure to visit those links below.

1. Daikaiju Varan Suite by Makoto Inoue from Godzilla Legend II: Voyage To Dream Quest (1991)
2. World War Kaiju Preview (2014)
3. The King of the Monsters by Daisuke Yano from Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
4. The Beginning of the End by Nobuhiko Morino from Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
5. Godzilla performed by Fu Manchu from Eatin’ Dust (1999)

World War Kaiju Links:
World War Kaiju’s Official Website
Patrick McEvoy
Casefile: Arkham & that Kickstarter campaign (ends March 20th)
World War Kaiju on Amazon.com
World War Kaiju on Barnes & Noble
World War Kaiju on Powells.com
World War Kaiju on Target.com
World War Kaiju on Walmart.com
The World War Kaiju Team will be appearing at Emerald City Comic Con and G-Fest!

News of Diamond Comics Distribution’s X-Plus reissues for 2015
The Shinjuku Hotel Gracery’s Rooftop Godzilla Head is complete!
and the Godzilla Room & View Room page
Shogo Tomiyama’s new book about producing Godzilla films
Sony Movie Channel to broadcast Destroy All Monsters (1968) & Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Rondo Hatton Award Nominations

3/13 – 3/15 Lexington Comic Con w/Hiroko Sakurai, Bin Furuya and LOTS of Sentai Heroes
3/27 – 3/29 Monsterpalooza in Burbank, CA w/Sonny Chiba
4/3 – 4/5 Anime Boston w/Akira Takarada & Haruo Nakajima
6/20 Godzilla Night 4 in San Leandro, CA [FB Event]
7/10 – 7/12 G-Fest XXII in Chicago, IL

Don’t forget that our March Daikaiju Discussion film is 1970’s Gamera vs. Jiger and we need to have your homework by March 19th to include your thoughts, questions and reviews in the next episode!