IDW Publishing to Create Godzilla Comic Current News - Past News  
Date: 10/08/2010 (Updated: 07/14/2010)
Author: Chris Mirjahangir

IDW Publishing, in coperation with Toho Company Limited, has announced an agreement that will see new Godzilla comics released in the United States starting in 2011.

Details are currently scarce, but it was revealed that Godzilla will be joined by several familiar Toho characters along with some new faces. Of the familiar monsters: Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan were mentioned.

Currently, the series is set to launch in Feburary of 2011. A creative team has yet to be announced.

The cover for one of the issues, seen to the right, was done by The Goon artist Eric Powell. A larger copy is available at MTV, along with quotes from those related to the initial deal.

On a personal note, this is something I, along with a large part of the fandom, would love to see artist Matt Frank (whose work can be seen as part of Project G) be involved in seeing as how he is the premiere and most recognizable Godzilla and kaiju artist in the fandom. In my opinion, it would make the all the difference in the world in terms of quality to have a TRUE fan on board.

Update: Some more details have sprung up related to this project. The first of which is that the title will be Godzilla: Monster World. The second is that Eric Powell, who did the cover art, will also be co-writing the comics with Tracy Marsh and doing the series' covers. Rumor also has it that some of the other Toho monsters that were included in the original license deal are: Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Anguirus, Hedorah, Destoroyah, SpaceGodzilla, Titanosaurus and Kumonga.