GODZILLA BEST OF RODAN
(W) John Layman, Cullen Bunn (A) Matt Frank (CA) James Biggie
Keep an eye to the sky where Rodan reigns supreme! The winged giant straddles the line between monster and protector in this collection of soaring Rodan stories by beloved Godzilla creators! It's fight and flight with the Best of Rodan! Collects Godzilla: Legends #2, Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster #4, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #5, and more!
In Shops: Jun 28, 2023
Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda, the Creative Team of Old Lady Harley, Give 16th-Century Sailors Reason to Fear the Unknown in Upcoming IDW Comic Series
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 23, 2023) – IDW, under license by Toho International, Inc., turns back the hands of time with the upcoming comic book miniseries Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons. Written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Inaki Miranda, the creative team behind the DC Comics’ Old Lady Harley series, this five-part epic, beginning in June, takes readers back to an era of seafaring and superstition for a Godzilla adventure like no other.
In the 1500s, before humanity had successfully traveled the entire globe, it was believed that monsters ruled the oceans just beyond the horizon. “Here there be dragons…” was written on maps to denote the areas people dared not go. That is, until Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the seas, visiting foreign lands and collecting treasure. Or…at least that’s what history tells us. The truth is, tremendous beasts did lurk yonder, dwelling on an island that doesn’t appear on any map, even to this day. And among those monsters was the king of them all…Godzilla!
“I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have written for quite a few iconic franchises, but I have to admit, there’s something extra special about getting to work on Godzilla,” says Tieri. “Just writing this series I’m instantly a little kid again, watching him fight Rodan or the Smog Monster or whichever Monster of the Week. Needless to say, it’s been a thrill for me…but probably less so for my family, since I’ve been doing the Godzilla roar around the house pretty much nonstop.”
Tieri continues, “What could be cooler than a Godzilla tale with pirates? Here There Be Dragons is a lost voyage of Sir Francis Drake, told through the eyes of a crewman facing execution. The question is, is he telling the truth? Is there really a conspiracy to cover up what happened to Drake on that island and the existence of Godzilla? Or is this merely another pirate’s tall tale? Avast, ye Godzilla fans, and batten down the hatches at your local comic book shop!”
“Godzilla is one of those unique historic creations that is part pop-culture icon, part pure joy and entertainment, and also a metaphor of the ways of society hurting itself, with humans confronting the raw power of our own fears and missteps,” says Miranda. “I’m genuinely thankful to Toho and IDW for having me onboard to illustrate Godzilla smashing ships and fighting kaiju. Collaborating with my buddy Frank is always a pleasure. I enjoy every scene that he is writing, playing with the myths of the old world. It’s a sure recipe for fun, discovery, and fascination!”
“I love the way Here There Be Dragons combines classic mythology from the past with a truly modern legend, causing readers to look at both in new ways,” says IDW’s executive editorial director Jamie S. Rich. “It’s great to see Godzilla away from skyscrapers, taking on a foe that doesn’t have the technological weaponry to fight monsters from a great distance. And I do mean monsters. Godzilla is not alone out there, and I love reading every new issue to see what else Frank and Inaki have cooked up for Godzilla to fight.”
Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series illustrator Inaki Miranda, Cover B by Tyler Kirkham, and two retailer incentive editions by Kirkham and Benjamin Dewey.
For information on how to acquire Godzilla comics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
GODZILLA HERE THERE BE DRAGONS #1
(W) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Inaki Miranda (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In the 1500s, before humanity had successfully traveled the entire globe, it was believed that monsters ruled the oceans just beyond the horizon. "Here there be dragons..." was written on maps to denote the areas people dared not go.That is, until Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the seas, visiting foreign lands and collecting treasure. That's what history tells us, at least, but history does not have the full tale. Monsters did lurk yonder, living on an island that still doesn't appear on any map, and among them was the king of them all-Godzilla!
In Shops: Jun 21, 2023
The monster from outer space, King Ghidorah, lands in this special one-shot reprint showcasing some of the greatest King Ghidorah stories that have ever smashed through our comics. These one hundred beautiful pages were written and rendered by a variety of superstar scribes and artists, including James Stokoe, Eric Powell, Ibrahim Moustafa, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and many more. This special collection is sure to show kaiju fans everywhere why King Ghidorah is one of Godzilla's greatest foes!
Best of Godzilla, Vol. 1
by James Stokoe (Author), Bobby Curnow (Author), Chris Mowry (Author), Dean Haspiel (Illustrator), Dave Wachter (Illustrator)
All the best monster stories that can fit in one book, with features on Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan!
Find out why Godzilla is the undisputed King of the Monsters with these specially picked comic issues from series such as Godzilla: Legends, Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla: Rage Across Time, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths, Godzilla: Cataclysm, and more!
By a variety of talented writers and artists such as John Layman, Cullen Bunn, Chris Mowry, Dave Wachter, Simon Gane, Dean Haspiel, James Stokoe, and more!
Godzilla By James Stokoe Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)
by James Stokoe (Author)
See the King of the Monsters from the unique mind and pen of talented writer-artist James Stokoe!
James Stokoe’s The Half-Century War is a critical and fan favorite Godzilla tale that follows one man’s journey for the most famous monster out there! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives...and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years.
Then, from Stokoe’s amazingly illustrated issue of the series Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla battles through the first layer of Hell! This collection also includes select development, penciled, and inked art, as well as all of his comic covers!
Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors--All Hail the King!
by Erik Burnham (Author), Dan Schoening (Illustrator)
Godzilla's been missing for a year, and teen vlogger Cedric desperately wants new content, but alien invaders and enemy kaiju may change his mind!
Don't get us wrong, no Godzilla sightings means no destruction, and that's no bad thing. But Cedric's vlog views are dropping, and he's facing competition and trolling in the form of Karen Higa and cyberbully Dragon. But nothing brings rivals together like a common enemy. When the otherworldly Xiliens begin using psychic technology to probe every mind on Earth for knowledge of Godzilla, they awaken the three-headed dragon King Ghidorah instead! Our kaiju-connected heroes, Cedric, Emily, and Anderson, will need all the help they can get to summon Godzilla and face the new threats!
Is there any way Godzilla can defeat the golden gargantuan? Can the Xiliens control the monster they've unleashed? Will anyone—human, alien, or kaiju—be left standing when the smoke clears?
Erik Burnham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures) and Dan Schoening (Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron) continue their contemporary take on the King of Monsters with this sequel to Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors--Rise Up!
Release date: August 22, 2023
Godzilla Rivals: Round Two Paperback
by Keith Davidsen (Author), Blue Dellaquanti (Author), SidVenBlu (Illustrator), Ferio Wind (Illustrator), Philip Johnson (Illustrator)
Step into the arena as Godzilla’s most dangerous allies and scariest nemeses square off in a series of sense-shattering showdowns!
The world is pretty big. You’d think there’d be enough room for all the kaiju to claim their stomping grounds, but even giant monsters aren’t above needing to protect their territory.
Godzilla has friends and foes, and in turn, they vie against each other for dominance. In this quartet of standalone stories, different denizens of Monster Island go claw-to-claw for exciting, earth-shaking matchups. Marvel as Biollante throws down with Destroyah! Cheer on Mothra tussling with Titanosaurus! Gasp when Rodan tries to knock out Ebirah! And of course, make some noise for the one true King of Monsters as Godzilla goes after Gigan!
Release date: October 24, 2023
Paperback: 160 pages
Pre-order here or your local comic book shop.
A Mothra cocoon has washed ashore near a big city, and a team of kaiju specialists has been deployed to study it. The team of scientists has discovered that the kaiju of the world may have a way of telepathically communicating with each other as a way to mark their individual stomping grounds, and have brought along an experimental device that they hope will detect this field of telepathic energy so that they can tune it to Mothra's frequency and chart its migration patterns in the future. When they activate the device, however, they are shocked to discover that there are two sources of these telepathic waves-the cocoon and a kaiju beneath the ocean, Titanosaurus. Detecting an intruder on its turf, Titanosaurus surfaces and closes in on the cocoon, leveling anything in its way. The scientists scramble to transport the cocoon out of range in the hopes that it will pacify Titanosaurus and keep the cocoon from hatching early.