IDW Publishing, in coperation with
Toho Company Limited, has announced an agreement that
will see new Godzilla comics released in the United
States starting in 2011.
Details are currently scarce, but it
was revealed that Godzilla will be joined by several
familiar Toho characters along with some new faces.
Of the familiar monsters: Mothra, King Ghidorah and
Rodan were mentioned.
Currently, the series is set to launch
in Feburary of 2011. A creative team has yet to be
The cover for one of the issues, seen
the right, was done by The Goon artist Eric
Powell. A larger copy is available at MTV,
along with quotes from those related to the initial
On a personal note, this is something
I, along with a large part of the fandom, would love
to see artist Matt Frank (whose work can be seen as
part of Project G) be involved in seeing as how he
is the premiere and most recognizable Godzilla and
kaiju artist in the fandom. In my opinion, it would
make the all the difference in the world in terms of
quality to have a TRUE fan on board.
Update: Some more details have
sprung up related to this project. The first of which
is that the title will be Godzilla: Monster World.
The second is that Eric Powell, who did the cover art,
will also be co-writing the comics with Tracy Marsh and
doing the series' covers. Rumor also has it that some
of the other Toho monsters that were included in the
original license deal are: Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Anguirus,
Hedorah, Destoroyah, SpaceGodzilla, Titanosaurus and