‘Godzilla’ Conquers Again

It’s official, Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 has sold out ONE day after debuting at comic book stores around North America!  IDW Publishing has announced a SECOND PRINTING with a cover by Alex Ross to hit comic book stores May 11th, 2011.  That should satisfy the frenzied fans who weren’t able to snag a copy of the first printing issue.  The second printing will be 32 pages and retail for $3.99.  For more information continue reading!  

San Diego, CA (March 31, 2011) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 has sold out just a day after making its debut at comic book retail stores throughout North America. Written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with artwork by Phil Hester, the rapid sell-out marks a fantastically successful return for the giant fire-breathing lizard to comics. To meet the continued demand and ensure fans everywhere have access to the comic,  GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will be stomping its way back into stores in a ground-shaking second printing.

“We’re absolutely excited to see such a huge response to GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS,” said Ted Adams, IDW Chief Executive Officer. “We thought a sell-out for the first issue might be in the cards, but selling out in one day exceeded even our own lofty expectations. We definitely feel a special second printing is in order, and we will be producing one as quickly as we can as a huge thanks to all the many retailers and fans who have supported us so tremendously in bringing the King of Monsters back to comics.”

The second printing of GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will feature the Alex Ross illustrated cover from the first printing with a new foil logo. The reprint issues are slated to arrive at comic book retail stores on May 11, 2011.

“It’s immensely gratifying to see this kind of support for our Godzilla comic,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “It was already our largest print-run ever, so to have it sell out on the first day of release is a testament to a great retailer base and to very appreciated support from fans. We promise more and more monsters in the subsequent issues as repayment for your kindness.”

In GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS, a full-scale apocalypse is brewing. The monsters are a force of nature whose attacks are as sudden and random as a lightning strike. There will be no clean-cut heroes with perfectly chiseled chins and capes billowing in the wind; only ordinary human beings struggling desperately to survive in a world gone mad.

GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 (2nd Printing – $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 11.

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3 Responses to “‘Godzilla’ Conquers Again”

  1. Gregg

    Gotta get it! IDW stuff doesn’t get publicized enough since they’re smaller . Thanks for the heads-up. I will grab the second edition next month.

  2. Gerard Iribe

    I had no idea this was even being planned. Pretty cool that it sold out its complete print run.

  3. Sean Ferguson

    I’m ashamed to say that one of Jami’s favorite movies is Godzilla. Yes, the one with Hank Azaria.