Friday, July 22, 2011

Bone Ghidorah

Bone Ghidorah by ~celamowari on deviantART

Back in early 1996, Toho Company was preparing a new Mothra film (called REBIRTH OF MOTHRA in the U.S.) for release later in the year. Mothra's opponent in the movie was to be a variation on the classic monster King Ghidorah. Ultimately, the monster was revealed to be called "Death Ghidorah" (or "Desghidorah"). Early rumors said the name for this beast might be "Bone Ghidorah."

Now, that was a joke too good to pass up. You see, Cartoon Books' comic book Bone was a super hot commodity in those days. And there are three Bone cousins. And King Ghidorah has three heads.

From left to right : Phoney Bone, Smiley Bone, Fone Bone.

This piece was intended for publication in OWARI #4 in 1997, but fell by the wayside when the fanzine went on hiatus for a couple of years. It made its first public appearance in 2005.

Bone ® & © Jeff Smith. King Ghidorah ® & © Toho Company Limited.


  1. Awesome! I was expecting some kinda crazy skeletal Ghidorah, but this works great.

  2. I had a feeling this was what you meant by ''Bone Ghidorah'',Chris-LOVE it!

  3. @Sean - Thank you! At the time I did this, such a beast being reality was not out of the question!

    @Danny - Haha, the classics never go out of style!