The King of the Monsters Reigns Supreme in Comic Books, Tabletop Games, and Other Products Aimed at a Wide Demographic of Fans
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 3, 2020) – IDW and Toho International, Inc. are proud to announce a multi-year publishing program that will bring Godzilla and dozens of monsters from the Godzilla live action films to a wide selection of publications and merchandise.
Beginning in spring 2021, Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and dozens of kaiju will stomp their way across IDW’s line of comic books, graphic novels, trade collections, art books, coloring books, journals, tabletop games, and puzzles. Furthering IDW’s company-wide mission to expand the most beloved story worlds across all mediums, the publishing program — available in print and digitally — will represent a comprehensive range of content, delivering city-stomping entertainment to young readers and adult audiences.
"We’re very excited to work with Toho to build a comprehensive array of stories and products that Godzilla fans everywhere can enjoy,” says Nachie Marsham, IDW’s publisher. “Their library of characters are quite literally titans of pop culture, and we can’t wait for people to get their hands on what we’re creating in close partnership with Toho. There will truly be something for everyone, from casual fans to people who live and breathe these amazing creatures."
“IDW has been such a fantastic partner in bringing Godzilla characters to life through high-quality graphic storytelling, and we’re excited to take our relationship to the next level,” says Lora Cohn, Managing Director, Toho International, Inc. “By expanding beyond comics with wide-ranging books, games and more, we’re sure that our iconic kaiju will leave monstrous marks on these products that consumers across the globe, young and old, will never forget.”
IDW will have worldwide distribution for Toho’s Godzilla comic book, graphic novel, gaming, and merchandise program, with the exception of some parts of Asia.
IDW’s debut Godzilla project of 2021 will be a five-issue miniseries by writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado. The comic book will be aimed at middle grade readers and hits stores with its first issue in April.
The new licensing deal builds upon IDW’s prior comic publishing relationship with Toho. In March 2011, IDW launched its Godzilla comic book program with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, generating huge fan and media interest and garnering support from the retailer community with 80 exclusive variant covers. Through 2016, IDW published 10 Godzilla comic book series of varying lengths, collected in a series of trade paperback collections.
Godzilla products from IDW will be available everywhere pop culture products are sold, including comic book specialty shops, bookstores, department stores, specialty chain stores, and digital retailers. For continuing developments, please follow IDW online at www.idwpublishing.com and via our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
IDW (OTCPINK: IDWM) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more about Toho, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
Godzilla: Unnatural Disasters
Stories by James Stokoe, Chris Mowry, Ulises Farinas, and others, art by Simon Gane, Dave Wachter, Matt Frank, and others.
The King of the Monsters is back in this compendium collecting three series: Legends, In Hell, and Rage Across Time!
In a world where monsters roam freely, some stories have been lost to time... until NOW! In Legends, the kaiju of Godzilla's fearsome rogues gallery gets the spotlight featuring Anguirus, Rodan, Titanosaurus, Hedorah, and Kumonga!
Then, meet Godzilla's greatest adversary of all time--the impossible tortures of Hell! It's a monster battle that takes you through the depths of the underworld.
Move over dinosaurs... monsters used to rule the planet! In Rage Across Time, travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares: Feudal Japan, ancient Greece, medieval England, and classic Rome!
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (May 11, 2021)
Retail price: $29.99
Note: these all look to be re-releases of these books, we don't believe there is additional content.
IDW is releasing the first volume of Godzilla Rulers Of Earth again, it is unclear if it will feature a new cover or not, or any other new features. Check out the solicitation below.
Godzilla Complete Rulers Of Earth Vol 1 New Edition TP
(W) Chris Mowry (A) Jeff Zornow (A/CA) Matt Frank
NOW BACK IN PRINT! Giant monsters are appearing across the globe and leaving complete devastation in their wake. But who-or what-might be behind their attacks? It's up to Commander Steven Woods and his Counter-Kaiju Reaction forces to hold the monsters at bay, while young Lucy Casprell and her scientific research group, the Kaiju Watchers, attempt to find the truth behind the invasions. Collects the first 12 issues of the series.
In Shops: May 06, 2020
Giant monsters are appearing across the globe and leaving complete devastation in their wake. But a mysterious Russian industrialist offers to rid the world of them with his new Mechagodzilla units. Will the new fleet of weaponized robots be enough to stop Godzilla when he returns? Will Godzilla be able to battle the newly created Mecha-King Ghidorah? It's a war of the machines with Godzilla caught in the middle. Collects the final 13 issues (#13-25) of the series.
Two "famous monsters of filmland" battle for your hearts and minds in this terror-ific comic! Gorgo and Konga's best individual stories! They don't go head to claw, they're busy fighting commies, but they battle for your mind as you decide who is the coolest of the cool! Plus, two covers using Flipism technology: one on the front, another on the back! And wait till you see the flipped-out centerfold! With Gorgo introduction by Tony Isabella and Konga introduction by Mark Ditko!
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 01
(W) Chris Mowry (A) Jeff Zornow (A/CA) Matt Frank
Dozens of new monsters have risen from the depth and are staking out their own territory, regardless of humanity's political borders! A war of dominance begins; will Godzilla end up on top?
In Shops: May 22, 2019
IDW is releasing the complete series Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters in one TPB, Godzilla Oblivion TPB for the first time, and is re-releasing the Godzilla Rage Across Time TPB again, check them out below.
IDW is finally releasing the second volume of their Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth series, the first volume was released nearly 3 years ago. The series has been released in smaller trade paperback volumes, 6 in total, but after the first "Complete" volume the second never was issued. There are some questions as to release date Diamond list it as July 10, 2019 but Amazon and others have Aug 13, 2019, price will be $29.99. Check out the solicitation below.
"Godzilla returns, and the world will never be the same! Giant monsters are appearing across the globe and leaving complete devastation in their wake.
But, a mysterious Russian industrialist offers to rid the world of these giant monsters with his new Mechagodzilla units. Will the new fleet of weaponized robots be enough to stop Godzilla when he returns though? Will Godzilla be able to battle the newly-created Mecha-King Ghidorah? It's a war of the machines with Godzilla caught in the middle. Collects the final 13 issues (#13-25) of the series."
Move over dinosaurs… monsters used to rule the planet! Travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares! Feudal Japan, ancient Greece, medieval England, classic Rome, and The Cretaceous by a multitude of today’s best creators! Includes work by Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Chris Mowry, Ryan Ferrier, Matt Frank, Tadd Galusha, Jeff Zornow, and more!
Godzilla Rage Across Time TPB - $15.99
Retail Price: $19.99
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from: Things From Another World