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Godzilla stomps into new series with Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane

IDW editor Bobby Curnow announced on the IDW forums last week that Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane will be the creators of a new Godzilla ongoing titled, simply, Godzilla. The series begins in May and will replace the current Godzilla:Kingdom of Monsters.

Curnow describes the new comic as a “soft reboot. ” He says that the story takes place in the same world as Kingdom of Monsters, but  the tone, characters, and plot will be new. “We might revisit some unanswered questions left by KOM,” he writes, “but for the most part, expect a completely different book.”

Further down in the thread, Curnow elaborates a little on the different tone. “I’m hesitant to describe it, because whatever I say will probably be inaccurate to a degree, or not paint a complete picture. But i’d say it’s overall a more consistent tone (I found KOM to kind of bop around between different tones). ‘Intelligent action movie’ might be a good, if incomplete, way to describe it.”

Many more details at the link, including cover artists and other members of the creative team.



Flippin sweet!

I can’t wait! It’s been hard for me to keep up with the issues of Kingdom of Monsters, and this way I can start this new series and the return of Simon Furman’s Marvel run of Transformers with that Free Comic Book Day issue.

I like parts of KOM, but I am not a huge fan of the art. I got used to it after a while but I’m ready for a new take. Also, the political/pop culture humor was a little heavy for my tastes too. I get that Lady Gaga and the cast of Jersey Shore are ridiculous. But I don’t open up the pages of a Godzilla comic hoping to find all the things in life that annoy me. Even though it’s in satire, it’s just … well … annoying (that’s right, I used the same descriptor twice). The other “jokes” like Anguiris standing up to avoid the cloud of death gas and the idiot building a wall to keep out the monsters got a little old too. I will say though, despite these annoyances, I enjoyed the series otherwise. I liked the monster fights; and the creepy twins in France were kind of cool. MechaG in a 3-way brawl with Godzilla and Ghidorah was pretty cool too.

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