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  • IDW Publishing had a long run releasing Godzilla comics. In fact, over the five year run, the Godzilla comics had one of the company’s largest success stories with the breakaway performance of Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1. With the character selling well in the format, and thanks to available data, this report measures how the King of the Monsters has been faring on an issue to issue basis since IDW took the reigns.

    To do this, data has been compiled from sales estimates provided by Diamond Comics Distributors, the largest comic distributor in the United States. Estimates are given on a monthly basis, meaning that most of the data here reflects when a comic was initially ordered or if it saw a lot of orders in a later month to merit a readjustment. (more…)

    General // December 21, 2016
  • 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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    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. (more…)

    News // March 14, 2012
  • Just this month, Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 marked the end of IDW’s first ongoing Godzilla comic series. The character isn’t going away, though. In fact, a new IDW Godzilla series is coming soon. IDW Publishing will be launching a new ongoing series in May with a new creative team and a brand new vision for the title. (more…)

    News // February 19, 2012
  • Comic book artist Matt Frank is a sellout…or his debut comic Godzilla Legends will be once this book hits store shelves that is. To compliment the normal comic review, found here, I’m once again doing another review with images from the publication, a Graphic Review of Godzilla: Legends #1, to give a better feel for what fans are in store for. (more…)

    General // November 15, 2011
  • To compliment the normal comic review, found here, I’m doing another review with added graphics. So this is a graphic review of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3 to help give a more in-depth review of the publication. In terms of issue #3 of the series, it has a slightly better way of telling a story this time around. It’s not great, but it’s still a vast improvement over the past two issues. Hopefully the writing will get better as the series progresses if some of the small subplots for the nonsensical and meaningless characters who add nothing to the story can be weeded out. (more…)

    General // May 24, 2011
  • We get to interview Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing, a second time as we are reflecting on the recently released Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1. We are avoiding spoilers, though, so this interview will mostly be about what led to a new Godzilla comic series and a bit about what to expect in the future. Also I would like to thank Bobby for taking the time out of his schedule to do this interview for us. (more…)

    Interviews // April 18, 2011
  • IDW Publishing, in cooperation with Toho Company Limited, has announced an agreement that will see new Godzilla comics released in the United States starting in 2011. This marks the first time since 1996 that new comics based on the character are being made in the US, as that was when Dark Horse ended their run with the King of the Monsters. (more…)

    News // March 30, 2011
  • To compliment the normal comic review, found here, I’m doing a graphic review of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 from IDW Publishing, written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh with art from Phil Hester. This is a totally new take, with images to provide better examples for those interested in the comic. Below is my review in full, along with images to accompany some of the mentioned scenes. (more…)

    General // March 29, 2011
  • Included below is an interview conducted by Dillon Fisher with Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing who is spearheading the new Godzilla comic series. The interview was done in January, before the Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters title was widespread, so please keep in mind that it’s noted under the “working” title of Godzilla: Monster World below. (more…)

    Interviews // January 15, 2011