Kamerus

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Kamerus
Kamerus in Dark Horse's Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Alternate names Great Turtle
Species Giant snapping turtle
Enemies Godzilla
Written by Randy Stradley, Steve Bissette
Designed by Steve Bissette, Ron Randall
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special Godzilla #12

Kamerus is a giant turtle monster who first appeared in the 1987 Dark Horse comic Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special.

Name[edit | edit source]

Kamerus' name comes from kame (カメ), the Japanese word for "turtle." Stephen Bissette's proposal sketch for the creature gave him the placeholder name Great Turtle.

His name is only spoken in Godzilla #0, which included a retelling of Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special. Writer Randy Stradley later clarified that "Kamerus" referred to the turtle monster from that earlier story.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special[edit | edit source]

Kamerus was one of four ancient creatures, along with Godzilla, Soran, and Inagos, awakened by a radioactive slab discovered by a Tokyo construction crew. He did not reach civilization before Burton Helzer was able to drop the slab deep into the ocean via helicopter, luring him and the other monsters away.

Godzilla[edit | edit source]

"We Have Seen the Future, and it Has Been Destroyed by Godzilla"[edit | edit source]

The mad scientist Mason contemplated bringing Kamerus and other monsters from the past into the pacifist future of 2299 to dominate the planet, although he was devoured by Godzilla before he could realize his plans.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kamerus was conceived as a surrogate for Anguirus, as confirmed in Stephen Bissette's 1987 proposal sketch of the creature. This influence was more explicit in this sketch, which gave the monster a shell covered in spikes similar to Anguirus. Kamerus' final design opted for a simple turtle-like shell, with spikes along its outer rim.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Kamerus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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