Godzilla Rivals

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Godzilla Rivals

Godzilla Rivals (ゴジラ:ライバルズ,   Gojira: Raibaruzu, lit. "Godzilla: Rivals") is an ongoing quarterly series of one-shot comics by IDW Publishing, which began on June 30, 2021. The series' installments vary between pitting various kaiju against Godzilla, and pitting two kaiju other than Godzilla against each other; though most feature existing characters, the ninth issue uniquely saw SpaceGodzilla fighting an original kaiju, Singura. Rivals is the longest-running American Godzilla comic, although due to its irregular publishing schedule, several other series contain more issues.

Saldapress published an Italian translation of Rivals' first four issues from June to September 2022, while Phase Six has brought the series to Japan in trade paperback form.


Italian release

Trade paperbacks

A trade paperback collecting the series' first four issues, entitled Godzilla Rivals: Round One (ゴジラ:ライバルズ ROUND1,   Gojira: Raibaruzu Raundo Wan), was originally slated to be released on October 4, 2022[1] but was delayed to January 3, 2023,[2] then again to March 7,[3] and then moved back up to January 24.[4] Phase Six released a translated version in Japan on October 31, 2022, while a variant cover by Matt Frank was made available exclusively through the Godzilla Store that November 3.[5]

Godzilla Rivals: Round Two (ゴジラ:ライバルズ ROUND2,   Gojira: Raibaruzu Raundo Tsū), collecting the next four issues, became available for pre-order through various digital storefronts in early 2023, and was released in North America on October 24, 2023.[6] Phase Six published a Japanese translation of the paperback on June 30.

Godzilla Rivals: Round Three, collecting the following four issues, was solicited in late 2023, and is tentatively scheduled for release in the U.S. on August 20, 2024.[7]


In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese ゴジラ:ライバルズ (Gojira: Raibaruzu) Godzilla: Rivals
Flagicon Italy.png Italian Godzilla - Rivali Godzilla - Rivals


  • Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Gigan was originally announced as the fourth installment of the series, but was repeatedly delayed until after Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Battra, which was intended to be the fifth. Godzilla Rivals: Round One was similarly originally solicited with Vs. Gigan included, as reflected by E.J. Su's original cover art, which featured Gigan. Following the restructuring of the series, the trade paperback cover was updated, replacing Gigan with Battra.
  • The cover of Godzilla Rivals: Round Three prominently includes King Caesar, through the monster himself does not appear in any of the issues collected in that volume.
  • The monsters Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, and Jet Jaguar have been featured in issues released on their respective 50th anniversaries.


This is a list of references for Godzilla Rivals. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "Godzilla Rivals: Round 1 (Godzilla Rivals, 1)". Amazon. Archived from the original on 4 April 2022.
  2. "Godzilla Rivals: Round One - by Paul Allor & Mary Kenney & Adam Gorham & Rosie Knight (Paperback)". Target. Archived from the original on 23 November 2022.
  3. "Godzilla Rivals: Round 1 (Godzilla Rivals, 1)". Amazon. Archived from the original on 23 November 2023.
  4. "Godzilla Rivals: Round One". Amazon. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  5. "ゴジラ:ライバルズ". Phase Six. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  6. "Godzilla Rivals: Round Two". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 8 March 2023.
  7. "Godzilla Rivals: Round Three". Penguin Random House Comics. Retrieved 21 November 2023.


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