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  • Released in 2016 from August 24th to November 23rd, IDW Publishing issued a new comic mini series on the King of the Monsters. Titled Godzilla Rage Across Time, the series placed Godzilla or related kaiju in different eras across time. From feudal Japan to the time of the dinosaurs, the various comics mixed up the kaiju action with new settings thanks to the across history approach of the comic run.

    This article showcases the previews that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla Rage Across Time #1

    Released August 24th, 2016

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    Godzilla Rage Across Time #2

    Released October 5th, 2016.

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    Godzilla Rage Across Time #3

    Released October 19th, 2016.

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    Godzilla Rage Across Time #4

    November 16th, 2016.

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    Godzilla Rage Across Time #5

    Released November 23rd, 2016.

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    Note that the release schedule for this series was abnormal. In particular how soon the last issue was released after #4. However, this is one of the benefits of having completely different creatives teams, both in terms of the writing and art staff, attached to each issue.

    News // November 23, 2016
  • IDW Publishing continues with another mini-series related to the King of the Monsters. Released in 2016 from March 30th to July 27th, this current comic run, called Godzilla Oblivion, is by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Brian Churilla. The plot is about inter-dimensional travel, as the characters venture to a world ruled by giant monsters who have largely decimated the human population there.

    This article highlights the previews which were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla Oblivion #1

    Released March 30th, 2016.

       

    Godzilla Oblivion #2

    Released on April 20th, 2016.

       

    Godzilla Oblivion #3

    Released May 25th, 2016.

       

    Godzilla Oblivion #4

    Released June 22nd, 2016.

       

    Godzilla Oblivion #5

    Released July 27th, 2016.

       

     

    News // July 27, 2016
  • Another comic mini-series from IDW Publishing. This time the company takes the King of the Monsters in an unseen direction: literally to hell. This concept, with issues released from July 15th to November 18th in 2015, featured a variety of creative talent working on the titles. What’s more, the series took an interesting turn of of having three of the five issues written and drawn by the same person. From James Stokoe, who helmed the Godzilla: The Half-Century War series, to Dave Watcher the comic run had a lot of creative talent that handled both plot and visual elements.

    This news report showcases the previews of the dynamic series that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla in Hell #1

    Released July 15th, 2015.

       

    Godzilla in Hell #2

    Released August 26th, 2015.

       

    Godzilla in Hell #3

    Released September 30th, 2015.

        

    Godzilla in Hell #4

    Released October 21st, 2015.

      

    Godzilla in Hell #5

    Released November 18th, 2015.

        

    News // November 18, 2015
  • IDW Publishing continues their ongoing Godzilla comic saga with Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. This series lasted for 25 issues, from June 25th, 2013, to July 8th, 2015. This is actually a record for a comic series based on the King of the Monsters, besting the 24 issue run that Marvel comics achieved with the character back in the 1970’s. The long series also featured a host of Toho monsters, including some surprises at the time like Zilla and the Gargantuas: Sanda and Gaira. While the creative team shifted a little, most of the issues were done by writer Chris Mowry, who wrote the Hedorah vs. Mechagodzilla issue of Godzilla Legends #4, and artist Matt Frank, who did art duties on the Anguirus vs. Destoroyah issue of Godzilla Legends #1.

    This news report is a roundup of the previews for this long series that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #1

    Released June 25th, 2013.

         

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #2

    Released August 6th, 2013.

    [preview pending]

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #3

    Released August 28th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #4

    Released September 24th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #5

    Released October 30th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6

    Released November 27th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #7

    Released December 17th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #8

    Released January 29th, 2014.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #9

    Released February 19th,2014.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #10

    Released March 26th, 2014.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #11

    Released April 23rd, 2014.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #12

    Released May 28th, 2014.

          

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #13

    Released June 24th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #14

    Released July 24th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #15

    Released August 27th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #16

    Released September 24th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #17

    Released October 22nd, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18

    Released November 26th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #19

    Released December 17th, 2014.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #20

    Released January 28th, 2015.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #21

    Released March 4th, 2015.

       

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #22

    Released March 25th, 2015.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #23

    Released April 22nd, 2015.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24

    Released May 27th, 2015.

        

    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #25

    Released July 8th, 2015.

       

    The series was first announced in March of 2013. It included the addition of a lot of new monsters to the comic run with the inclusion of  Biollante, Gorosaurus, Moguera, Zilla and Varan as confirmed picks when the news broke.

    Series editor Bobby Curnow left a message about the series on the Toho Kingdom forums around this time:

    “First off, Godzilla fans seem PSYCHED and that’s great to hear. We’ll need your enthusiasm, and support. Here’s why:

    Chris and Matt are well-respected (beloved?) in G-fan circles. But here’s an important thing: they are virtual unknowns in the greater comic book community. If you’re a comic book shop owner, (i.e., the person responsible for ORDERING comics) you’re probably not going to recognize their names. Every other Godzilla book has been helmed by established comics pros. So this book is going to be a big unknown, and a gamble for many of the people ordering the books. So how well it will do is in question.

    That’s the main reason you haven’t seen longer stories from Chris and Matt before now. In terms of sales, it’s a very risky proposition. I’ve spent the better part of a year trying to convince folks here at IDW that they can pull it off. And I sincerely believe they WILL. This book is going to be tons of fun.

    But here’s the thing: We’ll need YOUR support like never before. This is a Godzilla book by fans, for fans. It will be up to you guys to support this book. It’s really important that you tell your local comic book shop directly to ORDER THIS book! Tell them specifically that YOU want to buy a copy (or three!). Spread the word to anyone you know who digs Godzilla— or just fun monster stories in general. We’ll provide ordering codes as time goes on, but for right now, just spreading the word is VERY important!

    It’s awesome that everyone is excited, you SHOULD be! But at the same time, don’t take this book for granted. Don’t assume your comic book shop will have it! This series will last as long as the numbers support it. It’s in the readers hands!”

    Below is the cover for the first issue, by Matt Frank along with the original press release in full.

    Terrifying New Monsters Rise in…
    GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH!

    San Diego, CA (March 13, 2013) – Following Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane’s run on Godzilla, the fan-favorite creative team of writer Chris Mowry and artist Matt Frank have returned with a new ongoing series kicking off this June, GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH! In the wake of humanity’s war on Godzilla, a host of new monsters will rise up, determined to stake claim on mankind’s greatest asset… the Earth itself!

    “While we had a lot of fun with the Godzilla®: Legends series, they were just single issues,” said series writer Chris Mowry. “What we’re doing with this series is giving readers that same focus on monsters that Legends had, while telling stories set in IDW’s established Godzilla universe. Readers can look forward to the return of some of our human cast and the introduction of a number of new ones, but the monster roster is larger than it has ever been, using nearly all of Toho’s film creations to give readers battles never before seen. Many of these monsters having never appeared in the comic book/manga medium, so who better to change that but monster artist extraordinaire, Matt Frank?”

    “Whether it be Moguera, Biollante, or Gorosaurus, every Toho fanatic has their own favorite monster,” said series Editor Bobby Curnow. “Now it’s time to see these kaiju in action, and RULERS OF EARTH won’t fail to deliver the goods. It’s been a blast to watch Chris and Matt bring their passion to the page.”

    In RULERS OF EARTH, the entire world is opened up to the flying, stomping, smashing terror that can only come from the gnashing fangs, slashing claws, and otherworldly powers of destruction that these giant monsters wield. What will Godzilla do when he’s suddenly not the only giant lizard in our small pond?

    The only way to find out is to pick up the gargantuan thrills of GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH when issue #1 crushes comic shops everywhere this June! Not only will RULERS OF EARTH be sporting covers by series artist Matt Frank, but Godzilla fanatics will also be able to find smashing covers by Bob Eggleton and comics legend Arthur Adams!

    GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 6/19/13.

    News // July 8, 2015
  • The King of the Monsters goes post apocalyptic in this comic series from IDW Publishing. Helmed by the creative team of Cullen Bunn and Dave Watcher, the story focus on a world decimated in the aftermath of a series of kaiju attacks. The mini-series ran for five issues in 2014, from August 13th to December 17th. It features a variety of Toho monsters, from Biollante to Manda.

    This article showcases the previews that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #1

    Released August 13th, 2014.

       

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #2

    Released September 17th, 2014.

       

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #3

    Released October 22nd, 2014

        

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #4

    Released November 19th, 2014.

       

    Godzilla: Cataclysm #5

    Released December 17th, 2014.

        

    News // December 17, 2014
  • IDW Publishing is launching a new ongoing Godzilla series from creative team Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane. While it retains the continuity of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, the series ushers in new numbering and a new title: Godzilla. This new title is a similar tradition to what is seen from other comic publishers like the shift from the Uncanny X-Men to simply X-Men, sometimes referred to as the “adjectiveless X-Men“. The new series ran for a total of 13 issues from May 23, 2012, to July 10th, 2013, and focused on a team called the “Monster Kill Crew” that tried to take on the various kaiju attacking the world.

    This news report is a roundup of the previews for this long series that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Of those, worth noting that issue #3 had an overly long preview compared to others. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla #1

    Released May 23, 2012.

        

    Godzilla #2

    Released June 20th, 2012

    [Preview pending]

    Godzilla #3

    Released July 25th, 2012.

            

    Godzilla #4

    Released August 29th, 2012.

          

    Godzilla #5

    Released September 19th, 2012.

          

    Godzilla #6

    Released October 31st, 2012.

          

    Godzilla #7

    Released November 28th, 2012.

          

    Godzilla #8

    Released January 9th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla #9

    Released January 23rd, 2013.

        

    Godzilla #10

    Released February 20th, 2013.

          

    Godzilla #11

    Released April 17th, 2013.

         

    Godzilla #12

    Released May 29th, 2013.

      

      

    Godzilla #13

    Released July 10th, 2013.

          

    Note the series has a pretty consistent creative team of Duane Swierczynski as the writer and Simon Gane doing both pencil and ink work. The exception to that is Godzilla #6 which had art duties performed by Dave Watcher.

    News // July 10, 2013
  • IDW Publishing releases another mini-series on Godzilla. This time writer and artist James Stokoe crafts an epic tale that, as the title notes, depicts a near 50 year war with the King of the Monsters. From Vietnam to Bombay, the story is globe trotting and told from the perspective of Ota Murakami. The five issue series ran from August 8th, 2012, to April 3rd, 2013.

    This article is a roundup of the previews for this series that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1

    Released August 8th, 2012.

          

    Godzilla: The Half- Century War #2

    Released September 19th, 2012.

         

    Godzilla: The Half- Century War #3

    Released October 17th, 2012.

         

    Godzilla: The Half- Century War #4

    Released January 2nd, 2013.

         

    Godzilla: The Half-Century War #5

    April 3rd, 2013.

          

    News // April 3, 2013
  • The second Godzilla related mini-series from IDW Publishing. Godzilla Legends separates itself from the pack by focusing on kaiju other than Godzilla. The series ran for five issues from November 16th, 2011, to March 14th, 2012. The five focused kaiju were Anguirus, Rodan, Titanosaurus, Hedorah and Kumonga, although the latter is debatable since Godzilla is a much larger focus in the final issue. Unlike the earlier two series from IDW Publishing, Godzilla Legends by having a large number of creative teams. In fact, each issue has a new author and artist pairing.

    This news article is a roundup of the previews for this long series that were provided to Toho Kingdom from IDW Publishing. Right now it only includes the last two issues, missing the first three. Click on an image to expand to the full page view.

    Godzilla Legends #4

    Released February 22nd, 2012. Comic done by Chris Mowry, E.J. Su and Priscilla Tramontano.

          

    Godzilla Legends #5

    Released March 14th, 2012. Comic done by Bobby Curnow and Dean Haspiel.

          

    News // March 14, 2012