THE Nth MAN (1920 – 1924?) – Written by Homer Eon Flint, who died in 1924. Though this short novel was not published until 1928 many fans of the author argue that it was actually written in 1920.
The story is set in what was then the near future of the 1930s. The Nth Man is an enormous humanoid figure with hardened skin like the shells of certain species of animals. He is supposedly 2 miles tall, but that would make many of the events in the novel impractical if not impossible.
The mysterious giant is at first regarded as half rumor and half Tall Tale as he sets the world talking with some incredible actions. He tears apart some of the Great Wall of China, he removes the head of the Sphinx and places it on top of one of the pyramids and he picks up a ship bound for Australia and carries it for thousands of miles.
Showing more cognitive purpose the Nth Man also makes off with an entire building to thwart a plot by anarchists and saves a little girl from drowning. All of the preceding deeds have been accomplished under cover of darkness but now the colossus comes out into the open, emerging from San Francisco Bay to tower over the city.
The Nth Man walks from coast to coast, easily defeating the aerial and land forces that attempt to stop him. You would think this proto-Kaiju sequence would have inspired a film adaptation long ago. The gigantic figure goes to Washington D.C. and lays down some demands from on-high. Continue reading
Glenn Manning’s impersonator.
Episode Six of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show American Kaiju airs tonight!
In this episode the 60 ft tall Glenn Manning gets summoned from his Area 51 home to disprove reports that “he” has been marauding around Mexico. The Amazing Colossal Man crosses the border and soon encounters the real figure responsible for the reign of terror. Continue reading
The Deadly Mantis
Episode Five of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show American Kaiju airs tonight! This time around Glenn Manning, the 60-ft tall Colossal Man, will spar with another famous “big bug” from the 1950s.
The Colossal Man’s foe in tonight’s episode will be the 200-ft long praying mantis from the 1957 film The Deadly Mantis. The enormous prehistoric creature thaws out in northern Canada and goes on a destructive rampage.
The Canadian government asks the U.S. to send their operative Glenn Manning up north to stop the giant mantis, prompting the folks at the Area 51 headquarters of the Colossal Man to come up with some fast cold weather duds for the huge fellow. Continue reading
Episode Four of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show airs tonight. This time around Glenn Manning, the Amazing Colossal Man, is summoned from his Area 51 home to save San Francisco from a gigantic six-tentacled sea creature called the Sixtopus (sic). This sea-beast first appeared in the film It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955). Continue reading
The 6o ft tall Amazing Colossal Man!
Episode Three of the hottest new cable show in the land airs tonight. Cult director Eddie Wozniak’s American Kaiju series continues its salute to the style of 1950s “big monster” films from America combined with the style of Japanese Kaiju films.
This time around the gigantic scorpion from the movie The Black Scorpion emerges from an erupting volcano in Mexico. As such creatures do it goes on a rampage, killing hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damage in and around Mexico City.
The giant Black Scorpion plays chicken with a train.
The Mexican government begs the American government to send their special giant-sized operative the Colossal Man from his Area 51 home down to help them. Uncle Sam agrees, sending good old Glenn Manning down to battle the huge black scorpion. Continue reading
The Colossal Man will square off against his latest foe …
Episode Two of the hottest new cable show in the land airs tonight. That program is American Kaiju from cult film and television director Eddie Wozniak. The brilliant premise of the show: Wozniak pits “big” creatures from 1950s American schlock films against each other in the style of 1960s and 1970s Japanese Kaiju movies.
… a giant spider whose size, color and opacity vary from scene to scene.
Last week’s premier episode saw Glenn Manning, the 60 ft tall Colossal Man, battling the giant buzzard from outer space featured in the film The Giant Claw. Tonight Manning clashes with the gigantic spider from Earth vs the Spider.
The spider was mutated by radiation (naturally) and is rampaging through Phoenix, AZ when the government summons its special operative the Colossal Man to leave his Area 51 home and save thousands of lives from the atomic arachnid. Continue reading
In this corner … the 6o ft tall Glenn Manning aka The Amazing Colossal Man!
Glitternight Productions strikes again with a very entertaining new cable television series! Cult film and television director Eddie Wozniak has put together a show called American Kaiju. The brilliant premise of the show: Wozniak will be pitting “big” creatures from 1950s American schlock films against each other in the style of 1960s and 1970s Japanese Kaiju movies.
Instead of battles like Godzilla vs Mothra or Gamera vs Barugon, American Kaiju will feature 66 minute episodes like tonight’s The Amazing Colossal Man vs the Giant Claw. The premise the show proceeds from is that Glenn Manning, the 60 feet tall Colossal Man in question, neither died nor became the deformed monster from Attack of the Colossal Beast.
And in this corner … the 30 story tall buzzard from outer space aka The Giant Claw!
Instead Manning was kept alive and well in Area 51 as a specialized operative against the proliferation of gigantic bugs and monsters from outer space that plagued the U.S. in the 1950s. American Kaiju has a lot of fun with how odd the mindset and attitudes of that era seem compared with today without getting overly political.
It’s all good fun as the Colossal Man will battle another brobdignagian beast every week, just like Ultra Man from Japanese television. The special effects are marvelous for the destruction of U.S. cities like Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and others. Continue reading