Now tell me that didn’t grab your attention.
I’ve made a habit of not covering IDW’s Godzilla comic releases here on Skreeonk.com simply because so many other sites do it so well. But this miniseries bares mentioning because it looks to be the most promising bit of Godzilla that IDW will be pumping out in 2012.
Comic’s Alliance has an excellent exclusive article up with some great interview excerpts and more fantastic art from this upcoming release.
Today, IDW Publishing announced exclusively to ComicsAlliance that James Stokoe will be both writing and illustrated a new Godzilla miniseries titled Godilla: Half Century War for release this August. Stokoe, who is best known for his work on Orc Stain, may also be familiar to ComicsAlliance readers for his Spider-‘Nam fan comic and gargantuan Galactus drawing. A Godzilla ongoing series by Duane Swierczyski and Simon Gane is also due out from IDW in May, althoughHalf Century War will take place in its own continuity, and as evidenced in our exclusive preview art, look incredibly cool.
IDW described the the title exclusive to ComicsAlliance:
Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla’s reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutnant 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 fifty years! Don’t miss the first decade in a tale of a lifetime!
“What’s great about the movies, is there is no hard continuity,” said editor Bobby Curnow. “The Godzilla movies of the ’60s are not necessarily part of the history of Godzilla in the ’90s. So the films themselves support this type of approach. No difficult history to get bogged down in. Just jump in and enjoy the ride.”
Be sure to click the link above for much more in the extensive article. I’m really excited for this one, look at the detail! The color pallet has me hooked already. With this, I believe we will begin covering the IDW comics release when their next series, GODZILLA, kicks up in May.
Jon @ UnCanny