Godzilla (IDW comic)
Godzilla, also sometimes listed online as Godzilla Ongoing, is a comic book series by IDW Publishing, which ran from May 23, 2012 to July 10, 2013. Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Simon Gane, Godzilla picks up after the events of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, with human society struggling to cope with the numerous kaiju overrunning the globe. Ex-British special forces operative Chauncey Boxer puts together a team of mercenaries to hunt down the kaiju and imprison them on a facility known as Monster Island. While Boxer and his team prepare to take down the ultimate prize, Godzilla himself, an even bigger threat arrives in the form of four space monsters, which threaten to destroy the entire planet unless mankind and Earth's monsters can band together to defend their home.
Godzilla ran for 13 issues, one more than Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, and was followed by a sequel series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, in 2013. The series was given the new collected title Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster when it was republished in a single omnibus collection on April 29, 2014. On ComiXology and Amazon.com, the series is erroneously listed as "Godzilla (2011-2013)," despite the comic beginning in May of 2012. Saldapress published an Italian translation of the series across seven issues from August 2021 to March 2022.
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- This series was originally intended to run for 12 issues before being extended to 13.
- IDW obtained the rights to more Godzilla characters while this series was in development, resulting in the climax being reworked to include an additional space monster. Megaguirus was originally chosen to be included among the invading alien monsters (alongside SpaceGodzilla, Gigan, and Hedorah), as seen in Matt Frank's original cover art for issue #9, before ultimately being replaced by Monster X.
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