IDW: Godzilla #1 (May Solicits)
With no Godzilla comics in April, IDW Publishing is set to break the silence in May with the start of their new ongoing Godzilla comic series, simply titled Godzilla. We reported on this earlier in the week, while IDW has now released solicits for May detailing the title in more depth.
Please note, solicitations include some minor spoilers.
Release: May, 2012
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Simon Gane
Godzilla is back... in an all-new ongoing series! Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane launch this ultimate action-movie blockbuster, ushering in a new era of monster battles. Ex-special forces tough-guy Boxer is a man with a grudge and vows to end the terror of Godzilla, no matter what. He assembles a top notch team to take down monster-sized threats... at $7 billion a bounty. What starts as a vendetta could become a lucrative business for Boxer... if he can live past day one!
* Ryan Kelly movie-tribute cover!
Art Adams gatefold cover!
* Every issue contains a random Art Adams monster trading card! 9 different cards available, collect the whole set! Also, look for randomly inserted unique sketch cards from Matt Frank!
Note: The text in red was originally released with the solicits. However, on the forums in this thread, artist Matt Frank has clarified that while this was planned it had since been axed due to not being part of the original agreement with Toho.
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Release: May, 2012
Writer: Jason Ciaramella
Artist: Victor Santos
As the dust settles on another epic monster battle, humanity has finally found a way to beat back the relentless assault of giants. But in this brief moment of respite, new threats arise, and mankind finds itself on the losing end again. Plus, the twins are back, and they are after the King of Monsters himself! Battra, Rodan, Godzilla! Get ready for a battle of titans.