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Title: Godzilla Returns To Comics... And He's Not Alone!
Post by: Henry88 on October 12, 2010, 06:17:44 PM
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It's Day One of New York Comic Con 2010, and we already have one monstrous piece of exclusive news to bring you, Splash Page readers!

The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, will return to the comics world in 2011 with a brand new series, courtesy of a partnership between IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd. And the most famous monster ever to stomp on downtown Tokyo won't be alone when he makes his triumphant return, either — he'll welcome a host of old and new monsters making cameos in the comic.

"We wanted Godzilla to return to comics, but this time we wanted him to have some company," said Chris Ryall, Editor-in Chief for IDW Publishing. "I think fans will be pleased with the monster guest appearances, which will really offer something for every fan of these films. There are the classic characters, but there are also a few surprises, too."

The new series will kick off February 2011, and promises appearances from Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Rodan, among other notable monsters from Godzilla's universe.

As Godzilla fans know, this is far from the monster's first appearance in the comics world, as Toho's roaring, atomic-breath spewing creation smashed his way through the pages of comics for several decades, including memorable runs at Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics. The monster's activities even made their way into Marvel Universe canon during the "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" series.

While IDW hasn't released any information about the creative team for their "Godzilla" series, the publisher promised "a number of unique storylines from some of the industry’s top creators."

“This new series will be monsters and mayhem, but most importantly, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Yukio Kotaki of Toho. “Godzilla has been gone from comics for too long and we feel that IDW is the perfect company to welcome him back in 2011.

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/10/08/nycc-exclusive-godzilla-comics-idw-toho/

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The biggest star in motion pictures prepares to wreak havoc once again! IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a partnership with Toho Co., Ltd. to create all-new GODZILLA comics. Starting in 2011, Godzilla will smash his way back onto the scene with a cast of characters from his films never before seen in comics.

“This new series will be monsters and mayhem, but most importantly, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Yukio Kotaki of Toho. “Godzilla has been gone from comics for too long and we feel that IDW is the perfect company to welcome him back in 2011.”

In addition to the King of the Monsters himself, the new comics from IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd. will feature many of Godzilla’s friends and foes, including MOTHRA™, KING GHIDORAH™, RODAN™ and more that have never before been featured in an American comic book series alongside Godzilla. With an impressive cast of monsters both old and new, IDW’s series will treat fans to both familiar themes and original takes on the pop culture legends that have stomped, smashed, and fought their way across movie screens for over five decades.

“Not only is Godzilla known worldwide, he’s loved worldwide, too. Having a film career with more than 25 movies and going on a 56-year span pretty much solidifies you as a legend, and IDW is really looking forward to contributing to that legacy,” said Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in Chief for IDW Publishing. “We wanted Godzilla to return to comics, but this time we wanted him to have some company. I think fans will be pleased with the monster guest appearances, which will really offer something for every fan of these films. There are the classic characters, but there are also a few surprises, too.”

Debuting in February 2011, fans can expect to see a number of unique storylines from some of the industry’s top creators


http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=28772
Title: Re: Godzilla Returns To Comics... And He's Not Alone!
Post by: Darth Geek on October 12, 2010, 06:38:18 PM
As long as they have Charles Barkley make a cameo.
Title: Re: Godzilla Returns To Comics... And He's Not Alone!
Post by: Bob on October 12, 2010, 07:15:22 PM
As long as they have Charles Barkley make a cameo.
:D