Written by Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh
Art by Phil Hester (Pencils), Bruce McCorkindale (Inks)
Colors by Ronda Pattison
Letters by Chris Mowry
Edits by Chris Ryall, Bobby Curnow (Associate editor), Carlos Guzman (Assistant editor)
Creative Consultant: Chris Mowry
Published by IDW
Cover A: Alex Ross
Cover B: Eric Powell
Retailer Incentive Cover: Eric Powell
Retailer Exclusive Cover: Matt Frank
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 is the first issue of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. It was released on March 30, 2011.
"The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he's bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga, and The Goon's Eric Powell is sounding the alarm."
In Japan, a boy and girl play on a beach littered with dead fish. Godzilla suddenly appears, seemingly devouring the two youths. Meanwhile, their father, a fisherman, sees the commotion and is concerned for his children.
Godzilla comes ashore, and the Japanese military sends out fighter jets. Failing to subdue the monster with these means, the Prime Minister orders a nuclear attack. This however only grants Godzilla atomic breath. The beast continues onward into Tokyo, reducing it to rubble. Shortly, in America, President Ogden is made aware of Godzilla.
Anguirus (Cover B)
King Ghidorah (Cover B)
Kumonga (Cover B)
Mothra Larva (Cover B)
Rodan (Cover B)
Weapons, Vehicles, and Races: Japanese military
Characters: President Ogden
Isamu & Kameko's father
Locations: Tokyo, Japan
Washington D.C., United States
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 has the most covers of any Godzilla comic or manga ever, with 80.