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10 Wonderful, Wacky And Wonky Godzilla Posters From Around The World
How do Gareth Edwards’ one-sheets measure up against previous efforts?

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Godzilla has been on our minds lately, what with the huge beast’s appearance on our latest cover, that fabulous new trailer (our breakdown is here) and the general swell of interest in Gareth Edwards’ take this summer. But this is far from the first outing for Gojira, and there is a huge wealth of posters heralding the arrival of the fire-breathing, city-stomping menace. Here we have chosen a few of our favourites, from the artful to the awful…

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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10 Wonderful, Wacky And Wonky Godzilla Posters From Around The World | Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (1956)
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (1956)

Country of Origin: USA

A pleasantly arty offering for a film created when American entrepreneur Edmund Goldman found the original Japanese film playing in a cinema in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. He tracked down and sold the rights, resulting in a re-edited version with dubbing over the Japanese footage and new scenes shot with Raymond Burr as wounded American reporter Steve Martin (no relation). We rather like that this poster makes it appear that Burr is playing Godzilla.

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