Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong (2023-2024)

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Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong is a seven-issue comic book collaboration between DC Comics and Legendary Comics in association with Toho International, crossing over the Justice League with the Monsterverse. When the barrier between worlds is breached during a confrontation between the League and the Legion of Doom, Godzilla and Kong emerge on an Earth of the DC Universe. The comic is written by Brian Buccellato with art by Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero, and began publication on October 17, 2023.[1]

Issues

Monster-Sized Edition

Trade paperbacks

Development

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong was first announced on July 20, 2023 at San Diego Comic-Con,[3] and was advertised in issue #39 of DC Comics' DC Connect catalog on July 24.[1]

Gallery

Tie-in variant covers for other DC comics

Miscellaneous

Videos

Comic trailer #1
Comic trailer #2

Trivia

  • This comic is not canon to the Monsterverse or primary DC continuity.[4][3] Writer Brian Buccellato has stated that he considers it akin to the output of Elseworlds, a DC imprint which releases comics set in standalone continuities.[5][6]
  • Godzilla was planned to cross over with Justice League member Batman in the 1960s in an unmade film. Batman was also referenced in Godzilla vs. Biollante, with Asuka Okouchi comparing Kazuto Kirishima to the hero after his fight with SSS9.
  • This comic represents the first official meeting of Godzilla and Superman. The hero was previously mentioned by Ken Yano in the 1971 film Godzilla vs. Hedorah, and in a line from Godzilla vs. Biollante's English dub replacing the Batman line.
    • Coincidentally, Godzilla vs. Hedorah director Yoshimitsu Banno would later help facilitate the creation of the Monsterverse.
    • Unofficially, Godzilla and Superman appeared together in a drawing made by Homer Simpson in a 2000 episode of The Simpsons, 23 years before this comic's publication.
    • The concept of a crossover between Superman and Godzilla somewhat resembles that of the 1942 film The Arctic Giant, an animated Superman story which depicted one of the earliest Godzilla-esque monsters.
  • Lex Luthor's role in this comic is similar to that of Walter Simmons from Godzilla vs. Kong, as both are megalomaniac billionaires and owners of large technology companies that aim to achieve world domination. Additionally, both have constructed Mechagodzilla for their own destructive purposes, with Simmons' being to destroy the Titans and Luthor's being to destroy the Justice League. However, unlike Simmons, Luthor uses some of the Titans as his pawns instead of aiming to kill them.
  • With this comic, Godzilla has appeared in the universes of both DC and Marvel Comics and fought against their most prominent superhero teams: the Justice League and the Avengers, respectively.

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References

This is a list of references for Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong. 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. 1.0 1.1 "Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1" (PDF). DC Connect. No. 39. DC Comics. 24 July 2023. pp. 1–3.
  2. "Conan, Justice League, Godzilla & King Kong Get Seconds". Bleeding Cool. 1 December 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Holub, Christian (22 July 2023). "Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong team teases the epic scale of new comic crossover". EW.com.
  4. Buccellato, Brian (26 November 2023). "It's also out of legendary, monsterverse continuity". X.
  5. Buccellato, Brian (27 October 2023). "Thanks! Glad you like it. I would consider it an elseworld, though, and not part of earth prime's timeline". X.
  6. Buccellato, Brian (6 August 2023). "Yea. It's elseworlds". X.

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