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Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:13 pm
by Gawdziller1954
So this was just announced: https://nerdist.com/legendary-announces ... (Exclusive)

What do you guys think? I have hopes it'll be better than the dreck awakening was.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:17 pm
by AtomicMorningBreath
It states that it takes place after 2014 and features Godzilla battling another monster. I thought is was mentioned that G wasn't seen since 2014? I hope they haven't totally mucked up the continuity. I'll reserve judgement until after everything gets released, but I'm concerned this franchise can't get their universe straightened out.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 pm
by Ivo-goji
I'm sure even if there are no contradictions that 'fans' will invent some anyway.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:25 pm
by KaijuCanuck
Ehh, I just don’t take the graphic novels too seriously. They seem to exist in a weird, loose kind of continuity, and that’s fine - just a little bit of fun and extra colour to tide you over between movies.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:54 pm
by fake
If you want a non fans perspective on it, I had no idea there were tie-in comics to the movies at all.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:55 pm
by Living Corpse
AtomicMorningBreath wrote:It states that it takes place after 2014 and features Godzilla battling another monster. I thought is was mentioned that G wasn't seen since 2014? I hope they haven't totally mucked up the continuity. I'll reserve judgement until after everything gets released, but I'm concerned this franchise can't get their universe straightened out.


It could be an isolated incident like the Kong movie and comics, and it's possible MONARCH didn't find out till after the fact, as in they found the corpse of this new monster and Godzilla was long gone and the battle long done.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:25 pm
by Dv-218
You know, considering the new titan that Godzilla will face in this novel seems to be some sort of a subterran creature (causing earthquakes and all that), what if the supposed battle actually takes place underground? As in, one of the Hollow Earth regions? This could certinialy explain the "plothole" of why Monarch didn't detect Godzilla. Like said above, it could have been a completely isolated incident.

On a side note, i'm digging that Sumerian (Babylonian?) style cover. Interesting that both the movie and the novel seem to focus on that mythology specifically

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:55 pm
by Living Corpse
This subterran monster is probably why an ancient city that worshiped Godzilla as a god is now under the ocean.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 am
by Gawdziller1954
fake wrote:If you want a non fans perspective on it, I had no idea there were tie-in comics to the movies at all.

Both Monsterverse films have tie-in comics, though the Godzilla one is a sub-par piece of Dreck that muddied up the continuity of the Monsterverse for around 3 years. The Kong one is OK, though the story is a bit light.

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AtomicMorningBreath wrote:It states that it takes place after 2014 and features Godzilla battling another monster. I thought is was mentioned that G wasn't seen since 2014? I hope they haven't totally mucked up the continuity. I'll reserve judgement until after everything gets released, but I'm concerned this franchise can't get their universe straightened out.

Seeing this series has a track record of mucking up the continuity (CoughcoughGODZILLAAWAKENINGcoughcough), it's entirely possible, though I really REALLY hope this isn't the case.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:16 am
by Living Corpse
Gawdziller1954 wrote:Seeing this series has a track record of mucking up the continuity (CoughcoughGODZILLAAWAKENINGcoughcough), it's entirely possible, though I really REALLY hope this isn't the case.


We only have two tie ins so far, one that is messy (Awakening) and one that mostly fits neatly (Birth of Kong). Can't really call it a track record yet.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:28 am
by miguelnuva
If the story takes place in 2014 then that's your cushion. Godzilla has not being seen since 2014 not necessarily the 2014 film.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:16 am
by Dv-218
Living Corpse wrote:This subterran monster is probably why an ancient city that worshiped Godzilla as a god is now under the ocean.


Makes sense. I guess that this is the apocalyptic event described in the graphic novel's summary.
Which I guess pretty much confirms that the sunken city is supposed to be "Atlantis", or atleast inspired it in-universe. I love the fact that the Monsterverse seems to be rooted in ancient Mythology, there are plenty of creative possibilities to explore :)

To add to my previous post, imo it would be awesome if the fight between Godzilla and the titan takes place in the ruins of the temple shown in the trailer.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:23 am
by PitchBlackProgress
I definitely see the Hollow Earth being a major plot point in this comic, no doubt that’s where this Earthquake Titan emerges from, and i also see the ancient temple being referenced too.
I’m pretty excited for this, anyone know when that information is supposed to drop for this? This week right

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:59 am
by Moogabunga
PitchBlackProgress wrote:I’m pretty excited for this, anyone know when that information is supposed to drop for this? This week right

Saturday, the 27th

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:50 am
by Dv-218
Moogabunga wrote:
PitchBlackProgress wrote:I’m pretty excited for this, anyone know when that information is supposed to drop for this? This week right

Saturday, the 27th


Damn, pretty excited to see what they are going to reveal there.
Not expecting anything major, but any bit of info would be cool imo.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:14 am
by miguelnuva
I know it's not likely but I would love if they showed Godzilla and the new Titan.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:23 am
by Desghidorah
Just to note from my paleontology background, the appearance of the humans on the poster actually isn't much of a hint to the setting. Homo sapiens have been around for at least 300,000 years but distinct, visual difference between groups only really sprung up around 7,000-8,000 years ago. For instance, the two mutations that caused Europeans and East Asians to lose most of their melanin and result in paler skin only became widespread in those areas from 5,000-7,000 years ago. Until that point, pretty much everyone had darker skin tones and curlier hair. Exceptions existed but this was the norm and the comics have done a pretty decent job getting the ancient past right with the Permian period in the first comic.

So these fellows we see on the image could be literally from just about anywhere if its set as far back in time as I think it is. Chances are this is one of those 'lost ancient past' civilizations fiction loves to have such as Mu, Atlantis, or Lemuria. Might tie to the temple we see in the film

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:22 am
by Gawdziller1954
I think the main story is set after 2014, with flashbacks to the ancient civilization and Godzilla's battle with the subterranean monster.

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:26 am
by Dv-218
Desghidorah wrote:Just to note from my paleontology background, the appearance of the humans on the poster actually isn't much of a hint to the setting. Homo sapiens have been around for at least 300,000 years but distinct, visual difference between groups only really sprung up around 7,000-8,000 years ago. For instance, the two mutations that caused Europeans and East Asians to lose most of their melanin and result in paler skin only became widespread in those areas from 5,000-7,000 years ago. Until that point, pretty much everyone had darker skin tones and curlier hair. Exceptions existed but this was the norm and the comics have done a pretty decent job getting the ancient past right with the Permian period in the first comic.

So these fellows we see on the image could be literally from just about anywhere if its set as far back in time as I think it is. Chances are this is one of those 'lost ancient past' civilizations fiction loves to have such as Mu, Atlantis, or Lemuria. Might tie to the temple we see in the film


That's true. But judging from the cover, the artstyle appears to be reminiscent of the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures. Not to mention, Sumer was already referenced in the Ghidorah profile on the Monarch site.

But yeah I agree that the resemblance is mostly superficial and that it's probably supposed to represent the token "lost civilization".

And also, regarding the Permian in the 1st comic....the boats man :lol:

Re: Godzilla: Aftershock, a prequel graphic novel to KOTM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:58 am
by Master Doot
Near the bottom right of the image, it can be seen that the tablet was discovered in a Phoenician temple. The extent of the Phoenician empire stretched the Mediterranean, ranging from Northern Africa to the eastern Mediterranean.