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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Visit Tokyo

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters Vol 1
Release date: 9/27/2011

Story by: Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh

Art by: Phil Hester, Bruce McCorkindale

Colors by: Ronda Pattison

Letters by: Chris Mowry

Cover by: Alex Ross, Eric Powell

Publisher: IDW

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! When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster... but before long, other monsters start appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts? Writers Eric Powell (The Goon) and Tracy Marsh bring the mayhem a-plenty, and artist Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Swamp Thing) brings the massive monsters to life!


Heehee. Guess who’s baaaaaaaack? Godzilla! The creators have given us a comic with the feel of the old Godzilla movies (Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster, anyone?) and brought him into the modern world. Even with all our advanced weapons technology, we still can’t defeat him. You will never guess what happens when you nuke him .

The story starts with Godzilla rising out of the ocean and heading for Tokyo, some things never change. There isn’t a lot of dialogue because, well, Godzilla doesn’t talk. He stomps! There are lots of big panels to give us a sense of how monstrous he is. The writers even poke fun at the President of the United States.

This is just good old fashion comic book fun. There are no plot twists and turns, only a little cheesy monster destruction and snarky dialogue. Oh, and apparently when you see a monster tearing up the city you are suppose to say “you have to be *#%&ing kidding me!”

I look forward to seeing what other monsters are going to show up in the next issues.

Check out IDW Publishing for Godzilla as well as a lot of other great looking comics.

Let me leave you with some Blue Oyster Cult and Godzilla goodness.

4 City Stomping Sheep!

SS (edited by BAK)


  1. Oh, the nostalgia! When I was a kid, the only thing that could keep me indoors for more than 30 seconds was the Saturday afternoon monster movie reruns on TV. Double feature, even! So of course I got to see every Godzilla movie. Nice to see the big lizard and his pals back again, even in a comic book. (Yes, I'm Googling to find a copy as we speak....)

  2. Me love Godzilla!!!!! RARRRR!!!! *stomp* *stomp*

  3. AWESOME!!!! I LOVE old Godzilla! hee-hee! My bro and I had a marathon a couple months back, in fact :)

  4. sharon, loved your review of godzilla comic. glad he is back and still raising havoc.