Hail to the King: The History of Godzilla

Photo Courtesy: Toho Company, Legendary Entertainment

There's only one King of the Monsters, and his name isn't Kong. Godzilla proved that when he trounced that supersized ape (2 times!) in Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). As you can tell, we're big fans of the Gray Gecko. And we're not alone; millions of people around the globe have been fascinated with Godzilla since his black-and-white feature film debut in 1954. 

The king's done it all since then; he's appeared in dozens of movies, several TV shows, numerous comic books, and a cavalcade of video games. Last but not least, he's the main attraction at the annual G-Fest convention. Today is Godzilla's 67th birthday; 67 years of smashing buildings, punching out other monsters and cementing his place as a pop culture icon. We're looking back at Godzilla's harrowing origins and celebrating his enduring legacy.