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Killer Kaiju: Film's Greatest Japanese Monsters
Graphic full-color illustrations of the most notable Kaiju are featured in this beautifully designed book, along with descriptions of their strengths, weaknesses and special powers. Also featured are the heroes and heroines who prevented Kaiju attacks, the creators who designed these breathtaking beasts, and a breakdown of the central, defining plot and story structures of ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Collins Design
(first published August 1st 2009)
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I'm a bit perplexed by this book. The first half is a terse, but interesting enough history of kaiju. It could have used a lot more depth and a broader range of topics beyond Godzilla and friends, but it works decently as a primer. The second half is a bizarre blend of original fiction, pictures of toys, and random art, none of which is terribly interesting. There were a number of textual errors (such as random hyphens in the middle of words), some missing information, and basic inaccuracies as ...more
Ivan Vartanian is an author, editor and the founder of Goliga Books, Inc., a book-packaging company specializing in art, photography, and design. His publications on art include: Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys, an overview of hundreds of the world's most popular miniature collectible figures and the inspired creators behind them, Andy Warhol: Drawings and Illustrations of the 1950 ...moreMore about Ivan Vartanian...