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Published: February 19, 2015
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THE LAST HOPE

50 Years of Guarding the Universe

An American Doujinshi by Matt Frank and Josh Bugosh

In the year 1965, from the depths of an arctic glacier, awoken by an accidental atomic explosion, came crawling the Friend of all Children, the Guardian of the Universe, the Terrible Terrapin of Tokyo, GAMERA. Sweeping the Japanese box office, and quickly becoming an pop culture icon in his own right, Gamera captured the hearts of kaiju fans the world over, both young and old. After 12 feature films, Gamera’s 50th anniversary is upon us in the year 2015…and any rumors of a celebratory film were quickly silenced. As the months march on, it seems less and less likely that the mighty reptile will recieve his due, even as the kaiju genre enjoys a resurgeance in popularity.
Ergo, kaiju artist Matt Frank, best known for his work on IDW Publishing’s various Godzilla comic series, has begun work on a standalone story, The Last Hope. Intended to be produced as a one-shot, self-published comic, The Last Hope is a purely fan-made, unauthorized celebration of the Gamera legacy.
Frank has also partnered with the fresh talent of Josh Bugosh, an up-and-coming writer with Lobsterdance Productions, who will be penning the story, based on a concept by Frank.

The Last Hope focuses on what may have transpired in the time before Gamera was known to the modern world - the great civilization that once thrived on Earth thanks to their alchemical command of Mana, the planet’s life energy. However, their decadence and complacency has given way to disaster, as monstrous serpents rise to wreak havoc on their world. To combat this threat, they create monsters of their own - winged beasts of war to wipe out their enemies. But will this savior give way to a new threat, one they cannot control? Will their hope lay in one last creation? Or will they fall to the shadow of evil?

Crafted in the style of classic Japanese manga, and penned with the flair of an epic poem, The Last Hope is PLANNED TO BE available online in its entirety in mid-July. It is also PLANNED TO BE available in printed form exclusively at conventions attended by Frank and will not be for sale online. The printed version will contain much more material, however, including concept art and testimonials from the team.
Everything here is subject to change, so stay tuned for more info!

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BurningRage15's avatar
BurningRage15|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on the more from DeviantArt section on a Hey Arnold post, I'm not joking.
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AgaiLazen's avatar
Can't wait!
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JW-Gojifan's avatar
JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well we got a trailer for Gamera and it was glorious.  Cannot wait to see it along with Ultraman.
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earthsdefenders's avatar
i love Gamera just as much as Godzilla ^w^
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Slendercell-2's avatar
cool
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Blackvegetable's avatar
Awesome - looks to be promising! :D
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PrimalbeastT-rex's avatar
PrimalbeastT-rex|Hobbyist Filmographer
Does this mean you'll have Gamera in your Godzilla comic?
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Kaizer617's avatar
Kaizer617|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAMERA!!!
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TheGMan123's avatar
I kinda already covered an Atlantis-esque storyline involving Gamera and others :/

...........SORRY MATT FRANK!

Then again, it was only in writing, and probably isn't anything like this story :p
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Braydon1954|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!Gamera,my second childhood hero!
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HYPERGODZILLA's avatar
HYPERGODZILLA|Hobbyist Filmographer
amazing!!! this is a nice job!!!!
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Kaizer617's avatar
Kaizer617|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAMERA!!
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scirel's avatar
Awesome! A Gamera prequel! That would be so cool.
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cmeyer9542's avatar
cmeyer9542|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAMERA! yeah this is awesome!
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Rockor9's avatar
Rockor9|Student Traditional Artist
cool Matt
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Samist's avatar
Thanks for doing this, guys. Always been a fan of Gamera and I really look forward to story and action you guys come up with.
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JW-Gojifan's avatar
JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This may very well be the first Gamera comic I've heard of.  And it looks fantastic.
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catnamednorris|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I know someone who's gonna shit himself in excitement over this one! Can't wait to hear Mike's reaction.

Can't wait to see what you produce!
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KingKaijuGojira's avatar
So it's a Gamera comic?! Awesome!
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Kaijukid23's avatar
Serpent? Garasharp? Or the first forms of Gyaosses? 
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JW-Gojifan's avatar
JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it follows the Heisei Gamera, my bet is that the Gyaos will be the main threat.
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BullDan's avatar
BullDan|Student Traditional Artist
I think that the Gyaos will fight Garasharp(s) then turn on the Atlanteans resulting in Gamera's creation.
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JW-Gojifan's avatar
JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Garasharp?  Good idea.  I never thought of that.
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random-king00|Student General Artist
This song seems to fit the picture.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQq-_L…
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