Films: Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), All Monsters Attack (1969)
Alias: Spiga, Speiga
Height/Weight: 45 meters and 8,000 metric tons.
Summary: What's that, arachnophobes? You think the world of kaiju doesn't need any of those eight-legged freaks around? TOO BAD! Kumonga's here to make all of your spider-related nightmares come true. Well, most of them anyways...
History: Residing under the ground in Solgell Island, Kumonga was awakened when Minya accidentally kicked a boulder its direction. Rising from the dirt, the spider's first meal was a Kamacuras before setting his sights on the son of Godzilla. Then big G showed up.
Notable Kills: Kumonga's method of killing is demonstrated rather slowly with the Kamacuras.
Final Fate: After beating Godzilla around, Minya intervenes with atomic breath. Father and son then roast the spider with both of their powers. Somewhere on Monster Island, a second Kumonga appeared, but it seemed to be on better terms with the others. It even fought in the battle against King Ghidora, with it and Mothra getting along nicely.
Powers/Abilities: Kumonga can shoot jet-streams of sticky web at prey, and paralyze/injure them with a stinger in his mouth.
Weakness: A being of equal or greater power, like Godzilla.
Scariness Factor: 4-Kumonga's unsettling arachnid design, combined with brutal tactics and an appetite for man and beast, make him a stand-out among the Showa-era kaiju. Don't try to imagine what it's like when he edges closer to kill you after ensnaring you. The films made sure you don't have to do that.
Trivia: -Kumonga's name is derived from the Japanese word for spider, "kumo".
-A spider that shares Kumonga's tactic of shooting web from the mouth at prey is the Spitting Spider. The difference is that the small bastard's web-spit is toxic, and it shoot it in less than a second. But at least they stick with eachother after mating to feed the kids!