Unfortunate Tales from Planet B is a webcomic inspired by VHS cult classics! ▷
PANEL 1. Shōwa era GODZILLA stands tall amongst some of the largest buildings in 1950s Shinagawa, Tokyo. The amphibious reptilian Godzilla’s scaly skin shines under the moonlight. His muscular arms reaching down towards a Japanese couple and their child on the rooftop of a smaller building; a young boy in traditional Japanese uniform. The father wears a long suede 50s trench coat, whilst the mother wears a traditional, conservative dress. The boy holds a small white box with puncture holes in the top. The lid of the box is slightly ajar, as the small arms of GIZMO emerge. Godzilla stares at the family intensely as a train passes by.
PANEL 2. Godzilla attacks the train, picking up one carriage with his left claw and pulling at the other connecting carriage with his teeth. The Japanese family – as small as ants – scream in terror as Godzilla tears down buildings with his right claw. Dust and debris litter the skyline.
JAPANESE FAMILY: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
PANEL 3. Shinagawa is now nothing more than the remains of toppled buildings – left in the wake of Godzilla’s attack – with the exception of one building. The building that the Japanese family were standing upon, but now the family are nowhere to be seen. Godzilla holds his head down in shame.
GODZILLA: LOVE ME!
Written by Ken Wynne ⚡ Illustrated by Rik Jackson