Posted by: ryalltime | December 27, 2010

Godzilla’s Kingdom of Monsters

 

As we head toward the end of 2010 this week, I thought I’d spend the week showing some new art for some of the bigger books we’re excited about for 2011. And they don’t get much bigger than GODZILLA. The Previews catalog with issue 1 of our new series (called Monster World in the ad but will actually now be GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS), showcasing the Powell covers (one of which is a gatefold wraparound image) and the Alex Ross piece, hits stores this week. But what’s not in there is any art by Phil Hester, the series artist. So in honor of the big G’s return to comics in ’11, here’s a look at Hester’s cover for issue 2. Inks by Bruce McCorkindale and colors by Ronda Pattison.

 


 


Responses

  1. I am really excited about this launch; getting Hester to pencil is such a coup! Any chance of his his Firebreather tag team partner Andy Kuhn being snagged as either co-penciler or permanent fill-in artist? Their styles mesh really well and we know know Kuhn can definitely handle the giant monesters.

    Chris, I’d love for IDW to feature some kind of backups in this book filling us in on Godzilla history or historical background on the monsters we are seeing featured. Ideally, it would be a few pages of an almost Godzilla Magazine. As a newbie to this property, I’d find it helpful and interesting. I’m excited to see where you guys take this and am glad you are launching it as an ongoing rather than a mini!

  2. To clarify: I am talking text backups and articles rather than comic book back up stories. I’d love to read the creators’ take on why they love the property or why they are making the creative decisions they are making.

  3. I’m surprised Godzilla never got an #0.

  4. Hi Chris! If you ever need a new cover artist, please look no further🙂
    http://valzonline.deviantart.com
    Best regards, and keep up the great work at IDW

  5. The art looks delicious. Can’t wait to see how it reads.

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  7. […] Ryall shares Phil Hester’s cover for Godzilla #2. He also clarifies that the subtitle for the series is now Kingdom of Monsters (not Monster World, […]

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  9. […] be an unreliable source and take it as a grain of salt. Also, we forgot to report on the upcoming Godzilla comic book series being developed by the good folks at IDW, who are well-known for awesome Transformers […]


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