IDW Publishing announced that Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters Issue #1 sold out just a day after making its debut at comic book retail stores throughout North America. Written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with artwork by Phil Hester, the rapid sell-out marks a fantastically successful return for the giant fire-breathing lizard to comics.
It was last October during the New York Comic Con that we first got word of IDW's partnership with Toho Co., Ltd., to create all-new Godzilla comics, and now the first two issues - Godzilla: Monster World and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters - are available for pre-order. Read on for their synopses and to see the cover art.
I kind of hate even writing this story because I honestly believe it will be quickly debunked. If the author of a Pittsburgh Examiner article is correct, Toho is preparing to bring Godzilla back to Japanese theaters in December of 2012 at the same time Legendary Pictures and Monsters director Gareth Edwards are releasing their megabudget 3D Godzilla on screens worldwide.
Here at Dread Central there are few things we love more than Godzilla. Doesn't matter the medium; if there are new Godzilla adventures to be had, count us in! Word came down today during the New York Comic Con that Big G will be gracing the page once again thanks to IDW. From the Press Release
Now this is what we call serendipity! In an interesting counterpoint to the recent news stories about a potential new American version of Godzilla, Trembles' MPP this week is about Mothra. Let's just hope it doesn't give anyone any ideas about another remake!
One thing I love about being the designated DC staffer to put up Trembles' review each week is that we just never know what the hell he's going to come up with next! Case in point: 1958's Bijo to Ekitainingen aka The H-Man.
Those of you yearning for the golden age of monster movies, where a man in a zipper suit wreaked havoc on a miniature set of downtown Tokyo, can get your fix on October 18th, courtesy of the Sony Pictures Entertainment release, Icons of Sci-Fi - Toho. Read on for a look at the DVD cover art and some stills to whet your appetite for some old school carnage!
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Kaho, Kanji Tsuda, Susumu Terajima, Ryo Tomioka Directed by Ryuta Tazaki The new Gamera is a touching story of a boy and his alien turtle, something I’m sure we can all relate to. But if you have a hard time picturing that scenario, just think E.T. by way of giant monster combat.