Godzilla (IDW comic) #1

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Godzilla (IDW)
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #12
Issue #1
Issue #2
"Forty Stories of Sheer Terror"
Cover A of issue #1 by Arthur Adams
Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Simon Gane
Colors by Ronda Pattison
Letters by Chris Mowry
Edits by Bobby Curnow
Creative Consultant Chris Mowry
Sales 11,993[1]
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"Forty Stories of Sheer Terror" is the first issue of IDW Publishing's Godzilla. It was published on May 23, 2012.


Godzilla is back...in an all-new ongoing series! Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane launch this ultimate action-movie blockbuster, ushering in a new era of monster battles. Ex-special forces tough-guy Boxer is a man with a grudge and vows to end the terror of Godzilla, no matter what. He assembles a top notch team to take down monster-sized threats...at $7 billion a bounty. What starts as a vendetta could become a lucrative business for Boxer...if he can live past day one!


In Mexico, Kumonga attacks the wedding of Irving "Urv" Jassim. Many of the guests, including his groom, are killed, and Urv tries to avenge them by blowing up a can of gas against Kumonga. His efforts don't faze Kumonga, however, and it makes its way deeper into the city. Elsewhere in the world, Rodan attacks the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Brazil and Battra attacks the Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea. Lastly, Godzilla arrives in Washington D.C., which has been recently rebuilt from the events during Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. As Godzilla attacks the city, Boxer, who is an ex-British Special Forces officer, tried to keep the daughter of a rich Japanese official that is under his protection alive during the chaos. After Godzilla leaves Washington, Boxer calls Urv, asking him, "Whatcha doin' this weekend?"



Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • None


  • Boxer
  • Urv
  • Gwen Murakami
  • Boxer's daughter (flashback; deceased)






  • The character Urv and his briefly-seen husband Eduardo from this issue are the first confirmed LGBT characters to appear in any Godzilla story.
  • The title "Forty Stories of Sheer Terror" could be a reference to the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla intro, where Godzilla is described as being "30 stories high."
  • The digital exclusive covers reuse Matt Frank's artwork originally created for the retailer incentive covers of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1.

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