The new Godzilla ongoing series kicked off yesterday with issue #1, but IDW is not stopping there with the massive monster mayhem. Also arriving, as of yesterday, is the entire back catalog of “Godzilla” tales available on digital platforms in single issues and in trade form. On top of that, IDW announced Orc Stain creator James Stokoe’s “Godzilla: The Half-Century War”. But wait, there’s still more! IDW has expanded their Godzilla universe by obtaining licenses to over 20 different monsters that will be appearing in comics soon. See the full details after the break.
IDW announces digital Godzilla comics, new characters, and a new title!
May 23, 2012
San Diego, CA – Expanding what has become an explosive publishing partnership, this summer IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd.are bringing even more kaiju chaos to comic fans everywhere!
May 23rd brings the launch of Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane’s new, ongoing Godzilla series, which features covers by Arthur Adams and Tony Harris! That’s not all, though!
That same day, after much anticipation, Godzilla will finally hit digital platforms! Available on iOS, Android, and Nook, IDW’s entire back catalog of catastrophic, giant monster destruction will be available as single issues and trades. Not only that, but the new Godzilla ongoing will launch day and date with two exclusive digital variant covers!
This bounty of crushing comics destruction comes hot on the heels of IDW’s announcement of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe’s Godzilla: The Half-Century War, a generation-spanning tale packed to the gills with Stokoe’s trademark hyper-detailed linework and nearly-psychedelic colors. If any comics creator out there was born to draw giant monsters leveling crowded metropolitan areas, folks, it’s James Stokoe.
And as if all that city-stompin’ goodness wasn’t enough, IDW has made the necessary space in Godzilla’s monstrous world for even more of Toho’s creatures, with more than 20 of Godzilla’s co-stars joining the roster of licensed characters. From fan favorites such as JET JAGUAR to lesser-known greats like the gargantuas, SANDA and GAIRA, the future of Godzilla at IDW is bound to be even more action-packed than ever.
Needless to say, it’s going to be a chaos-drenched summer for Godzilla fans.
Hopefully they all have insurance.
Godzilla #1• 32 pages • $3.99 • in stores May 23 • Diamond order code: MAR120364
Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 • 32 pages • $3.99 • in stores 8/22 • Diamond order code: JUN120326
Godzilla: Legends TPB • 128 pages • $19.99 • in stores June 13 • Diamond order code: APR120372
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Vol. 3 TPB • 104 pages • $17.99 • In stores now • Diamond order code: MAR120367
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