Characters Appearing: Godzilla, Justice, Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura), Thing
Issue(s): Thing #31
Before leaving, he gets into an argument with Vance Astro, and during the argument he has a mysterious dizzy spell.
Sharon's movie is based on Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy...
...which raises some interesting questions. Devil Dinosaur was a Jack Kirby book from the period where he returned in the 70s, and like Eternals and 2001, it really wasn't meant to take place in the Marvel Universe (as far as i know). Since it was set entirely in the past, it didn't really matter if it did or didn't take place in the MU, until Godzilla #21 when Mr. Fantastic sent Godzilla back in time where he fought and then teamed-up with Devil Dinosaur.
So if people are making a movie about Devil Dinosaur in "1986", does that mean that people know he really existed? Is it considered scientific fact or just a legend? And does Godzilla, who appears in this story, remember his one-time buddy?
As we saw in Godzilla's previous appearance, he's mutated considerably since the end of his own series (and Marvel's loss of the Toho license), and he's mutated further and become Ron Wilson-ized here. He's also not actually named Godzilla, except when he is.
The story here is your basic "boy cried wolf", with the Thing at first not realizing that the dinosaurs on the set are animatronic...
...and otherwise interfering with Sharon in an attempt to be macho while she's on the job.
So then when Godzilla shows up to attack, he sits it out.
Luckily, Godzilla stomps off after defeating the fake Devil Dinosaur. I guess he didn't like this depiction of his friend.
A fun if weird final footnote for Marvel Godzilla.
A fairly major point settled in this issue is that Sharon Ventura is not Tarianna.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Devil Dinosaur was briefly transported to Earth in Devil Dinosaur 9. The Official Handbook claims that this is how the filmmakers knew about him, although it should be noted that Moonboy never appeared on Earth.
Posted by: Michael | October 15, 2013 9:47 PM
Maybe this Moonboy was just a bratty kid who kept dropping his pants?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 16, 2013 6:07 PM
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