~ Godzilla, 1954
Godzilla's exact origins vary, but he is generally depicted as an enormous, violent, prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation. His signature weapon is "atomic breath," a nuclear blast that he generates inside of its body and unleashes from its jaws in the form of a blue or red radioactive heat ray. Godzilla has a distinctive disyllabic roar (transcribed in several comics as Skreeeonk!) which was created by composer Akira Ifukube, by rubbing a pine-tar-resin-coated glove along the string of a contrabass and then slowing down the playback! Skreeeonk! ☢️
Godzilla first appeared November 3rd, 1954 in Ishirō Honda's film of the same name. Ever since, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in video games, novels, comic books, television shows, and films.
Godzilla is commonly known as "King of the Monsters" a phrase first used in Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the Americanized version of Honda's original 1954 film.
In post-war Japan, Godzilla was originally conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. But as the film series expanded, some stories took on less serious undertones portraying Godzilla as an antihero rather than solely as a destructive monster.
Godzilla's exact origins vary, but he is generally depicted as an enormous, violent, prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation. dHis signature weapon is his "atomic breath," a nuclear blast generated from within his body and unleashed from his jaws in the form of a blue or red radioactive heat ray.
And Godzilla has a distinctive disyllabic roar, transcribed in several comics as Skreeeonk!
Although not an official tartan, we feature Godzilla's tartan because the King of Monsters deserves his tartan due.
In expectation of the upcoming 2019 Godzilla film, click the 1954 movie poster for a compilation of Godzilla's best moments on film.