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Monday, March 11, 2013

CLASSIC COMICS : Gorgo: The Monster from the Sea!

Title : Gorgo #1
Publisher: Charlton Comics
Featuring Gorgo
Cover Credits Pencils: Dick Giordano, Inks: Dick Giordano
Content Genre: Science Fiction; Monster
Publication    Date: 1960, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36
Notes Based on the motion picture by King Brothers released by MGM.

Comic Story: Monsters of the Past (1 page)
Synopsis: Facts about dinosaurs.
Credits Script: Joe Gill, Pencils: Sam Glanzman, Inks: Sam Glanzman, Letters: Jon D'Agostino
Content Genre: Fact
Notes Inside front cover.

Comic Story: Gorgo (22 pages)
Synopsis: A giant lizard-like creature is spewed from the bottomless depths by a volcanic eruption only to wreak havoc on the modern world.
Featuring: Gorgo
Credits Script: Joe Gill, Pencils: Steve Ditko, Inks: Steve Ditko, Letters: Jon D'Agostino
Content Genre: Science Fiction, Characters: Gorgo

Comic Story: Wonders of the Deep! (4 pages)
Synopsis: Various facts about undersea creatures.
Credits Script: Joe Gill, Pencils: Charles Nicholas [as ChaSal], Inks: Sal Trapani [as ChaSal], Letters: Jon D'Agostino
Content Genre: Fact

Activity Captain Corey's Curiosity Corner (2 pages)
Credits Letters: typeset
Notes Things to make, things to do, things to know.

Comic Story: Fear! (4 pages)
Synopsis: Professor Hemlin explains superstition.
Credits Script: Joe Gill, Pencils: Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Inks: Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Letters: Jon D'Agostino
Content Genre: Fact

Comic Story: Strange People Who Are Real (1 page)
Synopsis: Various facts about carnival people.
Credits Script: Joe Gill, Pencils: Charles Nicholas, Inks: Vince Alascia, Letters: Jon D'Agostino
Content Genre: Fact
Notes Inside back cover.

Notes Full page backcover pinup of Gorgo smashing London Bridge.

Charlton's Monster from the Deep

After a seaquake a huge lizard like creature walks out of the ocean and almost destroyers a fishing village in Ireland, fortunately for the village the same quake that brought the 65 foot monster to land has also grounded a salvage ship, the crew of which proves up to the task of capturing the beast.

Instead of killing it, or turning it over to the government, they decide to take it to London and put it on display for profit.

Looking to be a huge success things become more complicated when it’s discovered that the monster, which has been dubbed Gorgo, is really just a youngster and it’s 200 foot tall mother is coming for him.

After a pitched battle with the British army Gorga’s mother Orga able to free her child and they both go lumbering back to the sea.

That however is not the last the world has heard of Gorgo, apparently having found a taste for the land the young monster begins to make regular visits there.

At the same time governments, scientists, and even would be world conquerors pursue Gorgo and his mother for their own ends.

This leads to Gorgo finding himself in a succession dangerous situations, from battling other giant primitive monsters, to control by mad scientists, to even at one point inadvertently preventing World War III.

Update from IDW

Hey gang!  We're really excited about the recently released STEVE DITKO'S MONSTERS VOL. 1: GORGO and thought it'd be awesome to give you guys a GIGANTIC preview of the monster-fueled mayhem within.
So, here for your viewing terror, is the classic GORGO #1 in its entirety!
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