The legendary artist Basil Gogos (March 12, 1939 – September 14, 2017) has passed away. His illustrations defined and iconized so many monsters on the magazine covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland for so many years. His portrayal of Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla (1973), titled “Godzilla vs Bionic Monster,” on the cover issue #135, left a lasting impression on my childhood. I would stare at that cover for hours evidenced by the tape and tears the issue bares until this day. I now have two additional copies so what is left of my original can remain. I’m grateful for Gogos’ amazing work. It is important to honor the great Godzilla and monster artists while we have them. Learn more on BloodyDisgusting.com.

Famous Monsters of Filmland Issue #135 Godzilla vs Bionic Monster