Monster of the Day #929 Updated on June 17, 2014 By Ken Begg 18 Comments Hard to believe this never became as popular as Spider-Man. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1388 (Jun 30, 2016) Monster of the Day #1387 (Jun 29, 2016) Monster of the Day #1386 (Update) (Jun 28, 2016) Monster of the Day #1385 (Jun 27, 2016) Monster of the Day #1384 (Jun 24, 2016) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Ericb I would think that missiles and bombs would be more effective against the Reds than a dinosaur and a giant gorilla but I guess that’s why I’m not running the Pentagon. Flangepart Wait…gunfire killed him. So, what- they rebuilt him, made him stronger, faster…it’s the 6 million pound gorilla! That’s assuming the Brits did the rebuild…what was the exchange rate when Konga was made, anyhoo?. Ken_Begg That’s what the SyFy Channel seems to think. Gamera977 ‘As the head of the Senate sub-committee investigating government waste I need you to please explain general why you have a budget entry of 4.3 trillion dollars listed here for bananas?’ Gamera977 My big question here is Konga may be indestructible but if the Lex Luther looking guy on his shoulder is his handler he’s pretty vulnerable. Maybe they should have budgeted an armoured howdah or something similar for Lex to ride in? And is this the secret origin of Gorilla Grond? bgbear_rnh I thought I was confused by “The Big Sleep” but, I do not have a clue on what is going on here. Grape Ape, meet Avocado Ape. Ericb Plus it doesn’t look like a fastened his gorilla belt. He’s living dangerously. Ken_Begg “I thought I was confused by “The Big Sleep…” Yeah, you and Raymond Chandler. sandra What exactly is that sticking out of Konga’s mouth. Is he eating a plane or something ? Flangepart Nah, think that’s the inside of his left lip or gum. Is the ‘gorilla wisperer’ a Chinese, and the base Russian? About that time those two had some border spats that included artillery. So, comic book versions of movie monsters it is! Ericb I just hope those warheads aren’t nuclear because the Giant Gorilla Anti-Ballistic System looks to have failed and those missiles are free and on target. Cullen Waters No matter what he tried or who he hung out with, Bobby Bond simply could not match his glory days on Skull Island. Rock Baker Commie-crushing giant monsters. Few things are so heart-warming. bgbear_rnh If all you have is a hammer, all problems start to look like a nail. Eric Hinkle Typical government monkey business. Eric Hinkle I wonder, will we get to see any of the Marvel ‘Creatures on the Loose’ (or whatever that one comic was called) that featured the dragon Grodd? He used to love beating on the poor Reds. Luke Blanchard Steve Ditko drew the final issue of the Hulk’s original series, and was the initial artist when his series was revived in TALES TO ASTONISH. (The character appeared in a variety of places in between.) In Ditko’s final TTA sub-storyline, in #65-#67, Banner was abducted by the Reds and taken to Russia, where he changed and rampaged as the Hulk. Those instalments appeared in 1964-65. Apparently the above KONGA issue is from 1962, and came out roughly half-way between Spider-Man’s debut in AMAZING FANTASY #15 and his return in the first issue of his own title. There’s another Kong imitator of British origin: Mytek the Mighty, a giant robot ape whose feature ran in the comic VALIANT in 1964-1970. In France the series was reprinted in its own title as KING KONG. Flangepart D’OH! That is Ditko, ain’t it? How did I miss that?