GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Titan Books Press Release
Titan Books is delighted to announce the latest additions to their extensive and long-running official Godzilla publishing program with two new tie-in titles to the highly anticipated new GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS feature film, the latest installment in the MonsterVerse series.
Following the global success of GODZILLA and KONG: SKULL ISLAND comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and its ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Titan Books in collaboration with Toho and Warner Bros. will be publishing The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Abbie Bernstein and Godzilla: King of the Monsters – The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Keyes.
The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an in-depth behind the scenes look at the epic movie from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Packed with concept art, on-set photography, and detailed insight from key members of the production throughout, this beautiful hard back book coffee table art book tells the story of how Godzilla and his foes were brought to life.
Author: Abbie Bernstein
Publisher: Titan Books
Hardcover: 192 pages
Product Size: 11.9 x 10.8 Inches
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Price: $39.95 (US), £29.99 (UK)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters – The Official Movie Novelization allows fans to delve further into the world of the movie with the official novelization of the action from the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Waterborn, The Blackgod, plus the Age of Unreason tetralogy. Keyes is also known for his critically acclaimed franchise fiction work, which includes novels set in popular fan-favourite worlds, including Star Wars, Elder Scrolls, Planet of the Apes, and many more.
Author: Greg Keyes
Publisher: Titan Books
Paperback & eBook: 352 Pages
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Price: $7.99 (US), £7.99 (UK)
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About Titan Books
Titan Books was founded in 1982 and for many years operated out of the Forbidden Planet store in Drury Lane, London (UK). In 2000, now a part of TEG the company moved to its current residence on Southwark Street in South London, not far from the Tate Modern.
Titan Books originally came to prominence as the first British trade paperback/reprint publisher for long-running UK comics anthology series 2000 AD‘s — focusing primarily on the lead character Judge Dredd. However it soon added to its roster with a major distribution deal with DC Comics — starting with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller in 1986.
The DC Comics deal was in many ways the first deal of it’s kind, bringing Graphic Novels produced by the comics giant to UK books and entertainment stores, making popular characters like Batman, Superman and the Green Lantern available to a general audience. This was quite an innovation and helped pave the way for a burgeoning Graphic Novels market in the UK today.
In 1992 Titan Distribution was sold to Diamond Comics and the team who co-owned the company parted ways. Nick Landau and Vivian Chueng took over full ownership of Forbidden Planet and in 1993 launched the umbrella company Titan Entertainment Group.
It was in the 1990’s that Titan Books seized on the opportunity to begin publishing movie and television tie-in books. Fans of major sci-fi and supernatural movies and TV shows were hungry to learn more about how they were made. With lavish art, concept drawings, info on special effects and interviews with the cast and creators, these books take you behind the scenes of some of the biggest shows and movies of their time. Some of the very earliest tie in books came from Alien, Terminator, Star Trek and Star Wars amongst many others.
In 1995 TEG launched Titan Magazines to help provide a swelling audience of thirsty fans more information on their favourite shows in a current and up-to-date way, launching magazines for Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files and many others.
With fans ever hungry for more, Titan produced many fiction tie-in titles that took stories of major movies and shows further, introducing major new canon story-lines for key and minor players in each franchise. Some of the earliest fiction Titan produced was for Star Trek Next Generation, and has since grown to include Alien and Aliens, Terminator, Planet of the Apes and many TV shows including X-files, Supernatural, 24 and Fringe.
For more information on GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Trailer and Production Info From Warner Bros.
- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Official Photos From Warner Bros.
- New GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Poster From Warner Bros. Pictures
- New GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Trailer From Warner Bros. Pictures
- New GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Monster Posters From Warner Bros. Pictures
- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Figures From NECA
- JAKKS Pacific Globally Launches New Godzilla Toys Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
- More GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Figures From NECA
- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Figures From Bandai
- GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS TV Spot 2 From Warner Bros. Pictures