Godzilla: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

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Godzilla: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

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Now, amazon is awash in bootleg Godzilla coloring books and journals, but this $30 hardcover scheduled for November feels different. I think it's legit.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1787398994/re ... WYQSRDFX9R

What is it? I imagine maybe a successor to the old Godzilla Compendium, maybe a bit lighter on editorial and heavy on images?

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The publisher is legit, they've done a ton of nonfiction visual books including one on Bill & Ted and various musical groups and figures. I can't imagine it'll be anything spectacular but definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Price is indicative of quality, usually. At $30 MSRP, I don't expect much from it. Visual books with tons of interesting info (like film artbooks) usually run for about ten dollars more.
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Maybe an English translation of a preexisting Japanese "illustrated guide" ? Maybe just a modified version of a Toho licensing brochure!

I would hope for concept art, bts photos, and full page poster reproductions. Of course, if it's just a guide to monsters that would appeal to my inner kid.

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Yeah I'm assuming this will be less Illustrated Encyclopedia of Godzilla and more Official Godzilla Compendium.
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Who cares its been decades since we've gotten an all encompassing English language Godzilla books. I'll gladly take something like this.
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Looked at this company's Bill & Ted book at the store. The first half covered the original two films and was mostly images: publicity shots, behind the scenes shots, advertising art, pictures of merchandise. The second half was like a more traditional making-of book of the newest film, with an equal balance of images and text.

It was handsomely produced. Whatever the Godzilla Guide ends up being, it should look handsome on our bookshelves!

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Description:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/godzil ... 1787398993

Generally what we suspected... but no real specifics other than it covers the entire franchise and has information and illustrations!

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We're on the verge of a deluge of Godzilla books! Amazon also shows two more upcoming books: a collection of Yuji Kaida's Godzilla art (being put out by Titan Books) and Godzilla Mad Libs (!) are coming out in October!

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Here's a book they're doing on Formula One to give you an idea of what you could probably expect.

https://www.amazon.com/Formula-One-2021 ... 218&sr=8-3

I checked a couple other books they published that seem to have somewhat similar layouts. It'll definitely be much more Official Godzilla Compendium than Japan's Favorite Mon-Star.
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^ Well, with Ryfle's Godzilla politics book and Norman England's Godzilla/Gamera set dairy book on the horizon we're getting both types of non-fiction Godzilla book!

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I need to keep up with book releases.

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