Up From The Depths, 30 Stories High: The History of Godzilla

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Godzilla is at it again, raging across screens worldwide in 2021's would-be blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong. Admittedly, the creature has come a long way since his first black-and-white feature film debut back in 1954. 

From movies and TV shows to appearances in dozens of video games and an annual G-Fest convention, the skyscraper-sized creature has taken the world by storm. But Godzilla isn't all smashing buildings, gnawing on trains, and punching a giant ape. Join us for a look at the beloved character's history, from his harrowing origins to his enduring legacy as the "King of the Monsters." 


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