Terra Kaiju is a 25 page, saddle-stitched, landscape format, One-Shot comic book inspired by Joe Badon‘s lifelong love for Godzilla movies. It’s also heavily inspired by films such as Tsu Hong Wu, GMK, and the 1966 film Daimajin, which is a Kaiju film set in feudal Japan. The comic is set in feudal Japan as well. An endless, embittered battle between neighboring villages ravages Japan’s countryside. Ultimately, the battle is to be decided by pitting the village gods against each other. At the heart of the story is the hero, Kohitsuji, a young samurai who must sacrifice his life to his village’s sleeping god, Terra Ramu. Kohitsuji’s soul is then infused into Terra Ramu, thus awakening him for battle. Terra Ramu is a 100 foot terra cotta samurai god who must then defend his village from Hebragon, an ancient flying serpent demon god.
The proceeds of the book are slated to go towards the printing and distribution of the book and to make sure that the artwork and lettering are completed. Badon is committed to completing the artwork (getting this project financed will allow him to put time into his schedule to finish the artwork). he will also oversee printing and distribution of rewards (Badon has run a couple comic Kickstarter projects in the past and has gotten used to the fulfillment process).
This project will be funded on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing comicbooks for some 30 years. During that time, his reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular comicbook articles and reviews.