Translation: "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. And then Godzilla woke him up, and boy is he pissed."
No, not an IDW cover this time. This is a special piece for the 100th issue of G-FAN Magazine (yes, I broke my "no fanzine" policy again- my bud Matt Frank asked and it was the 100th issue- sue me). Check out G-FAN here: [link]
The idea for this has been kicking around for a while, ever since I saw a gag on Facebook where someone took the poster art for GODZILLA VS. THE THING (which features G fighting off a mass of green tentacles- which is odd, b/c his enemy in the actual movie was Mothra) and replaced the title with "GODZILLA VS. CTHULHU". So that got me thinking how that might actually look if done "properly"- so here's 'Zilla throwing down with everybody's favorite Great Old One off the coast of Innsmouth.
I like to think the guy on the cliff is played by Jeffrey Combs. One guess what book he's holding.
A fucking sailboat. Godzilla farts more destructive power than that.
On an unrelated note, I find the concept of Godzilla much more frighting than Cthulhu. Cthulhu represents a threat in the stars that would make humanity small and insignificant, Godzilla represents what humanity could and has done to itself. Nuclear destruction was and is a legitimate fear humanity has and Godzilla is a walking reminder of humanity's folly.
But that little hole on his belly, don't tell me that's his navel?
Yeah, I'm saying that here and now. Why? Because Cthulhu may represent how we're so small... Godzilla is a different story. Plus, we've never actually seen Cthulhu do battle with anything. Not to mention we don't know if it's psychic abilities work on anything not human.
Plus, Godzilla is king of the monsters.
However, the newest Godzilla took a nuke to the face and it didn't seem to even of left a scratch on him, and comes with a lot more offensive powers besides "rabid insanity."
ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Put money on tentacle guy... fat chance
Im judging this objectively
Godzilla has brute strength
Cthulhu in other hand has brute strength. But he is not a brainless monster
He is intelligent, proven by his knowledge of magic and manipulation towards mortal
Cthulhu also has more manuever, wings and tentacle, and perhaps even summons
Oh. And if you said size does not matter. Its the biggest bullshit i ever had
Cthulu might be wise to do the same. maybe
And he's Jeffrey Combs with a Necronomicon!
This explains NOTHING!
One or the other!
I could not love this peice more. I died and went to a happy place. Godzilla is at least a native Earthling; to him Cthulu is just some ugly gaijin who needs to get back to where he came from!
...Godzilla is suddenly a racist or something.
I may be drunk.
but wasn't r'lyeh located off the pacific coast of south america according to 'the call of cthulhu'?
“… the brave Norwegian drove his vessel head on against the pursuing jelly which rose above the unclean froth like the stern of a daemon galleon. Then awful squid-head with writhing feelers came nearly up to the bowsprit of the sturdy yacht, but Johansen drove on relentlessly. There was a bursting as of an exploding bladder, a slushy nastiness as of a cloven sunfish, a stench as of a thousand opened graves, and a sound that the chronicler would not put on paper. For an instant the ship was befouled by an acrid and blinding green cloud, and then there was only a venomous seething astern; where–God in heaven!– the scattered plasticity of that nameless sky-spawn was nebulously recombining in its hateful original form…” – Excerpt from The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft.
Recombining or not, he lost to a steamboat. Godzilla may very well kill him by accident before they have a real fight.