Legendary has announced a new companion graphic novel based around their upcoming 2019 movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Titled Godzilla: Aftershock, the story takes not long after the events of Godzilla (2014), where the titular monster faces off against a brand-new Titan, while Dr. Emma Russell of Monarch finds herself being stalked by a mysterious figure.
The graphic novel’s press release can be found below. Click on any image for their higher quality versions. Info and images courtesy of Legendary.
Set to be released online and in stores in Spring 2019
Fans invited to attend special Legendary Comics’ MonsterVerse panel
at Los Angeles Comic Con on October 27
for a chance to receive a limited-edition Godzilla: Aftershock poster
LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2018 – In anticipation of next summer’s big-screen blockbuster, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Legendary Comics announces the thrilling companion graphic novel GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK, written by Arvid Nelson, with art by Drew Edward Johnson. Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devasting earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal instinct that will test the King of Monsters like never before. Godzilla: Aftershock will be available online and in stores in Spring 2019. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates.
“Godzilla: Aftershock is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.
Introducing characters from the upcoming movie, the graphic novel also invites readers to delve further into the activities of cryptozoological agency Monarch. The brilliant and driven Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell races to stop the threat as clues emerge to reveal a terrible secret—a tragedy, of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history, is returning to threaten it once more. A shadowy figure stalks Emma’s every move as she travels the globe to uncover secrets, while Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself. The fate of the world lies in the balance in an epic confrontation that no Godzilla fan will want to miss.
Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con are invited to get a sneak peek of GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK at the Legendary Comics panel “Godzilla: Secrets of the MonsterVerse” in Room 403B on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive signed/numbered Godzilla poster only available at the panel. For more information, please visit: https://www.comicconla.com/.
Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters nationwide on May 31, 2019.
Writer Arvid Nelson was raised by a pack of wild Nintendo cartridges in the wilderness of southern Connecticut. He worked on several films before deciding to focus on graphic novels. Since then he’s written over a dozen titles, including two original series—Rex Mundi, set in 1930s Europe where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power, and Zero Killer, an “alternate present” where the United States never dropped Atom bombs on Japan. He’s worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, to name a few. Arvid lived in Northampton, Massachusetts with a loving wife, a wonderful son, and a large television. Visit him online at arvidland.com.
Artist Drew Edward Johnson started drawing comic books in 1995 with Dark Horse Comics’/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. His work has since been published by DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow, DDP, and Wildstorm. Drew is best known for his work on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman #195-210, #211, and #214. Other ongoing series work has included DC Comics’ Supergirl, and Wildstorm’s The Authority. Over the course of his career, Johnson has been a member of Macon, GA’s Jolly Roger Studio; Macon, GA’s Studio Phoenix, which he co-founded with Ray Snyder and Dan Jolley; and Portland, OR’s Mercury Studio, which is now known as Periscope Studio. These days, Drew lives in Burbank, CA with his wife, Animator/Director Karen Carnegie Johnson, their children Cole and Quinn and a really dumb cat named Lucy.
About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including Marc Guggenheim’s The Adventures of Jonas Quantum, the fantasy action series A Town Called Dragon, and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Pressano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Awakening and Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics