Scary Monsters #9 about Gammera the Invincible. turned out to be the cover story, even. back then, in December of 1993, seeing subtitled and widescreen versions of these movies was a pipe dream.
now, one can see all sorts of versions. astounding. in 1999 I wrote liner notes for "Attack of the Monsters" when it was released on home VHS. and now, I'll be writing about the titanic terrapin again. it's my fate!