Legendary Comics Announces Official Prequel Graphic Novel to Upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Legendary Comics Announces Official Prequel Graphic Novel to Upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters

October 25, 2018

Legendary Comics Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Pitting Godzilla Against a Mythic New Adversary in Godzilla: Aftershock

In anticipation of next summer’s big-screen blockbuster, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Legendary Comics announces the thrilling companion graphic novel GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK, written by Arvid Nelson, with art by Drew Edward Johnson. Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devasting earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal instinct that will test the King of Monsters like never before. Godzilla: Aftershock will be available online and in stores in Spring 2019. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates.

Godzilla: Aftershock is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.

Introducing characters from the upcoming movie, the graphic novel also invites readers to delve further into the activities of cryptozoological agency Monarch. The brilliant and driven Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell races to stop the threat as clues emerge to reveal a terrible secret—a tragedy, of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history, is returning to threaten it once more. A shadowy figure stalks Emma’s every move as she travels the globe to uncover secrets, while Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself. The fate of the world lies in the balance in an epic confrontation that no Godzilla fan will want to miss.

Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con are invited to get a sneak peek of GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK at the Legendary Comics panel “Godzilla: Secrets of the MonsterVerse” in Room 403B on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive signed/numbered Godzilla poster only available at the panel. For more information, please visit: https://www.comicconla.com/.

Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters nationwide on May 31, 2019.

About the creators:

Writer Arvid Nelson was raised by a pack of wild Nintendo cartridges in the wilderness of southern Connecticut. He worked on several films before deciding to focus on graphic novels. Since then he’s written over a dozen titles, including two original series—Rex Mundi, set in 1930s Europe where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power, and Zero Killer, an “alternate present” where the United States never dropped Atom bombs on Japan. He’s worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, to name a few. Arvid lived in Northampton, Massachusetts with a loving wife, a wonderful son, and a large television. Visit him online at arvidland.com.

Artist Drew Edward Johnson started drawing comic books in 1995 with Dark Horse Comics’/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. His work has since been published by DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow, DDP, and Wildstorm. Drew is best known for his work on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman #195-210, #211, and #214. Other ongoing series work has included DC Comics’ Supergirl, and Wildstorm’s The Authority. Over the course of his career, Johnson has been a member of Macon, GA’s Jolly Roger Studio; Macon, GA’s Studio Phoenix, which he co-founded with Ray Snyder and Dan Jolley; and Portland, OR’s Mercury Studio, which is now known as Periscope Studio. These days, Drew lives in Burbank, CA with his wife, Animator/Director Karen Carnegie Johnson, their children Cole and Quinn and a really dumb cat named Lucy.

 

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