GODZILLA #9 Cover by Matt Frank (ORIGINAL INKS)
Today, I present to you the original cover of GODZILLA issue #9, the series written by Duane Swierczynski and illustrated by Simon Gane (also known as Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster). This piece was done by artist Matt Frank.
If you’re at all familiar with the series or the cover, you’ll notice a drastic difference between this piece and the final piece. As in, one of the monsters is totally different. The final piece looks like this.
Megaguirus was originally supposed to be the fourth space monster of the series, alongside Spacegodzilla, Hedorah, and Gigan. However, she was ultimately replaced by Monster X. Maybe because Monster X was able to transform into Keizer Ghidorah and all that. Also partly because Megaguirus isn’t from space, and I’m not sure if Toho would’ve been okay with that.
This would’ve been the first appearance of Megaguirus in comics. In a way, it is. Megaguirus has since appeared in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #9, and is set to appear in future issues of ROE and Cataclysm.
All credit of course goes to Matt Frank, I just scanned it. ;)