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, King of the Monsters #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.
History[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special (1987)
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0, 12 (1995-1996) [only mentioned in #0]
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.
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]
Kamerus confronting Godzilla
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]
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