Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ditko Monsters - Konga!


Thanks to Yoe Books and IDW we now have at our ready disposal the key stories of Konga by the masterful hand of Steve Ditko. Written by the always reliable Joe Gill the stories of Konga range from the truly horrific to the sublimely absurd as the giant ape is used as a foil for all manner of commentaries on modern world.


Konga of course is Charlton's attempt to adapt and profit from the movie by the same name which starred Michael Gough and various apes all dubbed "Konga" representing one who goes from being a small ape to a menacing giant who strides through London until he is presumable brought down by the authorities.

The debut issue of Konga adapts the movie exceptionally accurately and features a cover by Dick Giordano which shows Konga at his most fearsome. But very quickly in the series the tone will shift back and forth. To get a sense follow the links below to read some really delightful tales of a lonely and misfit ape who is just as often as not seeking his place in the world as he saves that world from monsters, aliens, and dictators. 


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