IDW has been doing some great work with Godzilla over the past few years, but this summer, the publisher plans to do something truly unusual and remarkable:
They’re sending Godzilla to Hell.
That’s right, starting in July, IDW will publish “Godzilla in Hell,” a 5 part miniseries featuring rotating creative teams that sends the big green guy through various levels of Hell. The first issue will be written and illustrated by James Stokoe, who blew our minds with “Godzilla: The Half Century War” in 2013. Subsequent issues will feature the talents of Bob Eggleton, Dave Wachter, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Brandon Seifert, and others.
We at Multiversity are incredibly stoked by this (and totally want the above subscription variant in print form to hang on our walls), and can’t wait to check the series out this summer.
Below the regular cover, find the full press release. Stay tuned for more information in coming months about the series!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GODZILLA FACES THE FIERY INFERNO OF HELL ITSELF!
ABANDON ALL HOPE…
San Diego, CA (March 27, 2015) – In over six decades of battles and triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as what’s coming his way this July in the brand new mini-series Godzilla in Hell! In a conquest for the ages, Godzilla will storm through the gates of hell, proving that the towering behemoth is still King Of The Monsters!
With no warning and no sign of salvation Godzilla will find itself plummeting to the deepest darkest bowels of hell. The mystery of what led to Godzilla’s damnation, and what it will face will take readers on a dark and twisted journey unlike any Godzilla story before!
A rotating creative team will each take Godzilla through a new and more dangerous layer of Hell beginning with none other than writer and artist James Stokoe, who is returning to the character for the first time since his stunning and haunting mini-series Godzilla: The Half Century War.
“Drawing Godzilla must be my comfort food, because it feels really great to come back and work on pages with IDW again,” said Stokoe. “Also, the list of amazing creators they’ve tapped for this series feels equally great as a reader, especially with the theme everyone gets to play with. You can’t get much bigger than Godzilla versus Hell!“
Successive issues in this 5-part series will feature talents familiar to the Godzilla franchise including the multi-talented writer/artists Bob Eggleton, and Dave Watcher. Watcher most recently wrapped up the apocalyptic take on Godzilla in Godzilla: Cataclysm.
New to the world of Godzilla will be writers Ulises Farinas, and Erick Freitas, together on issue #3 and Brandon Seifert, tackling issue #4; artist’s will be announced on these issues at a later time.
“I’m very proud with the level of quality we’ve brought to all of our Godzilla mini-series,” said editor Bobby Curnow. “Godzilla in Hell will prove no exception. It’s been incredibly fun seeing the creator’s imagination stretch to fully utilize this otherworldly premise.”
This explosive new series will join a number of other major debuts in July as part of the Five Featured Firsts program, which launches a brand new title each and every week in July. Additionally, the debut issue will feature an EC Comics homage variant cover by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth artist Jeff Zornow as part of EC Cover Month!
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.