Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 24

Monster: Giant Moth

Appearance: "Gather No Moths" Cartoon Network Block Party #42. April 2008.

Cindy Morrow: Penciller, Mike DeCarlo: Inker, Randy Gentile: Letterer, Heroic Age: Colorist, Rachel Gluckstern: Associate Editor, Joan Hilty: Editor

Yes, this giant moth looks like Mothra, and even sounds like Mothra, which is intentional. But there are a couple of major differences to differentiate the giant moth of Japan from the giant moth of Townsville.  First off, in the original concept for this Powerpuff Girls story, a famous goddess of the domestic arts via exposure to various craft, cake decorating, home decor products was transformed into a giant moth named "Mothra Stuart." This version was rejected for reasons I don't recall, and the story evolved into the one presented. As for the second difference, I'll let cute little Bubbles tell you what it is. 

That's right, the giant moth is formed together out of gazillions of regular sized moths, and the only way to stop it involved porchlights, lots and lots of porchlights. 

This is just one of dozens of stories I've written for comics that pay tribute to classic, and not so classic monster movies. There's been Gamera more than once, the Creature from the Black Lagoon several times, Godzilla, Robot Monster, The Creeping Terror, Attack of the Crab Monsters, Beginning of the End, How to Make a Monster (twice), Phantom of the Opera, and many others. 

1 comment:

Michael Jones said...

What no Peanuts?
If you ever get a chance to see the movie Sadako 3D (of Ringu fame), there is a scene where a white wall disperses into hundreds of white moths. Though I am a fan of insects, it freaked me out!