I Like Big Beasts and I Cannot Lie
Today we go behind the scenes with Batman Meets Godzilla writer, Matthew Dennion, a man who really loves Japanese monster movies.
Growing up in New Jersey, Saturday afternoon creature features were a staple of the Dennion Household viewing diet.
“Dad got us hooked on the likes of Toho, Ray Harryhausen, and such, at a young age,” says Dennion.
Matthew’s interest in monsters continued to grow until he began writing about his own. He is now the author of numerous kaiju novels including: Chimera Scourge of the God, Operation R.O.C., Atomic Rex, and Polar Yeti.
Dennion’s monster stories can also be found in the “Kaiju Tales” section of G-Fan magazine.
The Kaiju and the Crime Fighter
Dennion describes Batman Meets Godzilla as a dream project. In fact, in 2016 he published his own take on the detective/crime-fighter versus giant monster story called, The Kaiju and the Crime Fighter.
The story centers around the crime fighter know as “Raptor,” who saves Port City from “Gargantasaurus,” the world’s largest monster. The book is very much a spiritual cousin to the Batman Meets Godzilla story.
Monster fans should stay tuned for Dennion’s upcoming novel titled, Marsh-Thing: Horror of the Horsemen.
The book features the author’s own take on swamp monsters, like Swamp-Thing and Man-Thing, but in an apocalyptic setting.
The end of the world is triggered when a lab experiment goes wrong but will the Marsh-Thing be the planet’s savior or the end of mankind?
The book will be illustrated by Daniel Gray. The concept art promises a thrilling ride.
Batman Meets Godzilla
When he’s not writing, Dennion works as a Teacher of Students with Autism and an SLE coordinator, where he helps disabled students find jobs.
With so much going on, where does the author find the energy to work on Project Batzilla?
Dennion says, “As kids (of any age) we often dream about encounters between our favorite fictional characters. Working on Batman Meets Godzilla has given me the unique opportunity to make one of my dreams a reality.”
Project Batzilla is a group of fans dedicated to resurrecting the lost Batman Meets Godzilla movie.