Hobby Japan is releasing the book, Kaiju Daishingeki: The Modeling of GODZILLA (怪獣大進撃 The Modeling of GODZILLA), in Japan on July 26th.
A photo book of high-quality action figures, garage kits and classic soft vinyl figures, Kaiju Daishingeki: The Modeling of GODZILLA focuses on Godzilla and other Toho monsters that have been around since the early '50's.
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Release Date: July 26, 2014
Price: ￥2,400 (Approx $24 US)
Publisher Shogakukan Inc. will release the Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia (東宝特撮全怪獣図鑑, Toho Tokusatsu Zen Kaijuu Zukan) in Japan on July 23rd. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Godzilla, this large picture book profiles Toho monsters, aliens and super-humans featured in Toho’s FX movies, videos and television shows from the original GODZILLA (1954) to the new GODZILLA (2014).
The Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia features hundreds of characters, from selections such as Toho’s top five monster stars — Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla to second-tier movie kaiju, obscure beasts, and also heroes and villains from TV series like RAINBOWMAN: PROFESSIONAL HITMAN (愛の戦士レインボーマン, Ai no Senshi Reinbooman, 1972-73), ZONE FIGHTER (流星人間ゾーン, Ryuusei Ningen Zoon, 1973) and GRANSAZERS (超星神グランセイザー, Chooseishin Guranseizaa, 2003-04).
Dedicated to enthusiasts of all love the monsters, it is a gorgeous picture book.
For a limited time, the Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia will come with three bonus Godzilla collectibles -
Illustrated Monster Clear File, Godzilla, Mothra and Battra Paper Craft Figures (originally printed in a 1992 issue of Shogakukan’s Elementary School First Grade magazine), Godzilla Movie Posters Sticker Set
Publisher: Shogakukan Inc.
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Price: ¥4,000 (Approx $40 US)
Other Godzilla book is coming out in celebration of Godzilla's 60th Anniversary, Godzilla Complete Code coming this week from Takarajimasha. The book features a history of the Godzilla tokusatsu film series with ranging from Godzilla and biotechnology, Godzilla and the Cthulhu mythos, to the new GODZILLA and the future of science fiction and FX films. Also included are profiles of the Toho films and monsters with photos and detailed data examining each from perspectives of science fiction, horror and fantasy.
Publisher: Takarajimasha, Inc.
Release Date: June 26, 2014
Price: ￥1,512 (Approximately $14.81 US)
In celebration of the Japanese release of Godzilla 2014 publisher Business-sha Co. will release the Japanese language GODZILLA ゴジラ OFFICIAL BOOK (「ＧＯＤＺＩＬＬＡ ゴジラ」オフィシャルブック, GODZILLA Gojira Ofisharubukku) for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros’ GODZILLA. The large format book will be available in Japan on June 30th.
• GODZILLA Photo Story
• Character Profiles
• Godzilla Data
• Cast Interviews: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen,
Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche
• Q&A with Producer Thomas Tull and Director Garreth Edwards
• Ken Watanabe and Gareth Edwards in Tokyo
• The Art of GODZILLA
• Production Notes
• LA Premiere Report
• Cast and Crew Credits
• Godzilla 28 Movie History: 1954-2004
Publisher: Business-sha Co., Ltd.
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Price: ¥1,296 (Approximately $12.71 US)
A TOWN CALLED DRAGON
Every town has its secrets. This one breathes fire.
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Synopsis: Modern-day America and ancient mythology collide when the last dragon egg finally hatches, and an ordinary group of citizens must unite to defeat it.
Available this September. — with Paris Isaac Jack Daw and Rafita Cr.
Legendary Comics announced new titles including one that includes a monster of sorts, A Town Called Dragon. They showed a teaser for the upcoming comics a couple of days ago now giving a few more details as well as announcing a deal with Penguin Random House. Check out the info below and the teaser above (which we posted on Facebook).
A TOWN CALLED DRAGON
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Modern-day America and ancient mythology collide when the last dragon egg finally hatches, and an ordinary group of citizens must unite to defeat it.
Coming in September 2014.
Legendary Comics, a division of Legendary Entertainment, announced today it has entered into an exclusive multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Penguin Random House Publisher Services, a division of Penguin Random House, that will service Legendary to the book trades. Legendary will continue to work with Diamond in the direct market. In addition to distribution, Penguin Random House will provide sales, production, and publishing services.
“We want to deliver great comics, and this new agreement with Penguin Random House enables us to be much more effective in bringing our stories to readers. We are very excited by this new venture,” said David Sadove of Legendary’s Publishing Operations.
Jeff Abraham, President of Penguin Random House Publisher Services, added “Legendary is known for creating some of the most popular films of the past decade. We’re excited to partner with Legendary Comics and to help grow their publishing unit into a thriving participant in the graphic novel market.”
In addition to announcing the new partnership, Legendary Comics is announcing three new titles today.
"Penguin Random House Publisher Services’ expertise will enable us to broaden our reach as we expand our ever-growing catalogue. Working with a mix of seasoned comic book pros and some bright newcomers, we are committed to delivering the best new stories, characters and worlds in the industry. The three new titles we are announcing today are just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come from Legendary Comics,” said Bob Schreck, Legendary Comics’ Editor-In-Chief.