The Remarkable Hero That Draws Characters Into Existence
Catch up with Kid Kaiju as you read this week's 'Marvel Monsters' #1!
Someone's messing with monsters, and Kei Kawade plans to find out who as Cullen Bunn and a cacophonous collection of superstar artists present this week's MARVEL MONSTERS #1!
The issue finds the 11-year-old otherwise known as Kid Kaiju trying to find the person behind a rash of monster attacks. But he gets more than he bargained for when he comes across a book that shows the reader how to make everyone from Fin Fang Foom and Man-Thing to Ulvar and Zzutak! (Which is a beautifully convenient way to get all those wonderful artists to compose full page glory shots of the beasts along with Superlog's stunning cross sections!)
Even better, this issue continues the exploits of one the Marvel Universe's youngest and most interesting characters in Kei. Though unnamed at the time, Kawade briefly debuted in the pages of TOTALLY AWESOME HULK (2015) #3 by Greg Pak and Frank Cho. In his two-panel appearance, we see a boy drawing the Hulk in a room while Fin Fang Foom rampages outside his North Shore, Hawaii home.
A few pages later Amadeus Cho knocked the green space dragon out as Kawade kept drawing.
It took almost a full year for Kei to make his real presence felt, but he sure did in the 2017 limited series MONSTERS UNLEASHED. Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Steve McNiven, Greg Land, Leinil Francis Yu, Salvador Larroca, and Adam Kubert, that event series found the heroes of the Marvel Universe working together with the classic monsters from the pre-hero era to hold off a race of space beasts.
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