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Today at the New York Comic Con, IDW announced that everyone’s favorite Japanese city-stomping giant monster, Godzilla, will return to comics in February 2011. Although they didn’t announce the creative team, they did show off one of the book’s covers by Goon creator Eric Powell (right).
And he’ll be joined by some of his friends from the movies, including Mothra and Rodan. “We wanted Godzilla to return to comics, but this time we wanted him to have some company,” Chris Ryall, editor-in chief for IDW Publishing, told MTV’s Splash Page. “I think fans will be pleased with the monster guest appearances, which will really offer something for every fan of these films. There are the classic characters, but there are also a few surprises, too.”
Of course this isn’t Godzilla’s first foray into comics; he’s appeared in Japanese manga, as well as series from Marvel and Dark Horse in the past. I guess we won’t see him fight the Avengers this time around, will we?