IDW Publishing

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Idea and Design Works, LLC, also known as IDW Comics or simply IDW, is an American comic book publisher. IDW began publishing Godzilla comics in 2011, with the most recent series concluding in 2016. IDW has not announced any new comics utilizing the Godzilla license since 2016, however it has signed a new licensing deal with Toho and republished Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters as a complete volume followed by Godzilla: Complete Rulers of Earth Vol. 2 in summer of 2019.[1] It will republish Godzilla: The Half-Century War in August and Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster in December 2020.

IDW's Godzilla comics consist of three ongoing series and seven five-issue miniseries. The three ongoing series - Kingdom of Monsters, Ongoing, and Rulers of Earth - all take place in the same continuity, while the miniseries are each standalone and take place in their own individual continuities. Rulers of Earth holds the status as the longest-running Godzilla comic of all time at 25 issues, one issue longer than Marvel's Godzilla, King of the Monsters. IDW also published Godzilla: The IDW Era, a book chronicling IDW's different Godzilla comics including behind-the-scenes material, in 2014. All of the comics are currently available digitally through Amazon and comiXology, and have also been published completely as trade paperbacks, many of which have gone out of print until IDW eventually republishes them. Unlike previous Godzilla comic publishers Marvel and Dark Horse, IDW licensed many of Godzilla's monster co-stars from the films.

Three of IDW's Godzilla comic series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Godzilla: Rage Across Time, and Godzilla: Legends, have been translated and published in Japan by PHASE6, marking the first-ever instance of American Godzilla comic series being released in Japan.



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This is a list of references for IDW Publishing. 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. Aiken, Keith (5 April 2019). Godzilla Returns to IDW This Summer. SciFi Japan.


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40 months ago
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So are they done with Godzilla or are there more comics coming out?


18 months ago
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Expired no fair!!!!

The King of the Monsters

18 months ago
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We actually don't know whether IDW has lost the Godzilla license or not. It seemed that way for a while since they cancelled the last volume of Complete Rulers of Earth and made no announcements about future Godzilla comics. However, they are republishing Kingdom of Monsters this year, so it's possible they still have the license and just aren't doing anything with it.


17 months ago
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@KOTM: I’m a little disappointed about that (the fact that IDW is publishing G:CRoE Vol. 2 so late). I know why they’re doing, but it seems I’ve wasted money completing my Rulers of Earth collection (if you don’t believe me, check out my profile under “Books”.
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