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Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:07 am

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Stokoe's only doing the cover.

Joshua Fialkov (from Pacific Rim comic series) is writing it. Brian Churilla is handling art (?). Not familiar with him, so if anyone knows more about him, that would be great.

No plot details yet.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby lhb412 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:15 am

From IDW's March solicitations:

A scientist has created a portal to another dimension -- one where monsters rule supreme! A terrifying expedition begins into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby klen7 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:26 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Joshua Fialkov (from Pacific Rim comic series) is writing it. Brian Churilla is handling art (?). Not familiar with him, so if anyone knows more about him, that would be great.

The interior artist should be fine. (http://www.brianchurilla.com/#/sequenti ... db-cooper/) . Fialkov has gotten a lot of praise for The Bunker (which i haven't read yet) but his Pacific Rim comics so far have been really underwhelming. We are two issues in and i feel like dropping the series. The interior art on Pacific Rim doesn't help, i'm often confused as to what is happening.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:46 pm

His stuff looks alright, I wish they'd use David Wachter though. His work in Godzilla in Hell #5 was phenomenal. Probably my favorite artwork of any IDW Godzilla series.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:01 pm

Some Godzilla-related artwork from Churilla back from 2011:
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:49 am

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Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Brian Churilla
King Ghidorah invades a world that has never known monsters. The world's military and scientists struggle to find a way to stop him. The only option may be the unthinkable...
Item Code: FEB160399In Shops: 4/20/2016SRP: $3.99
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:41 pm

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FIALKOV'S "GODZILLA: OBLIVION" IDOLIZES THE ICONIC THUNDER LIZARD
TJ DIETSCH wrote:Godzilla rules! It's a phrase many fans have uttered over the years, but in the case of IDW Publishing's upcoming "Godzilla: Oblivion," it's also a statement of fact.

The five issue limited series by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Brian Churilla launches in March and focuses on a world where Godzilla's initial appearance scared the populace into treating him as a ruling deity. That reality minds its own business until a scientist in a world like ours builds a portal and goes for a visit. Unfortunately for the monster-free Earth, the explorers return with a stowaway baby kaiju.

Godzilla debuted way back in 1954 with edited-in scenes featuring Raymond Burr for American audiences. Since then, the gigantic, radiation-fueled metaphor for man's relationship with nature and science has raged against, stomped and even defended humanity. The kaiju legend will return to the big screen in his native Japan on July 29, 2016 in "Godzilla Resurgence."

CBR News talked with Fialkov about his late night discovery of Godzilla, the monster's role in his new series and how some friendly writing competition with his wife lead to this book.

CBR News: Last September, you took to Twitter to say you were focusing "on working with, for, and on people and projects I love." How does Godzilla: Oblivion fit into that new mindset?

Joshua Hale Fialkov:
First and foremost, my daughter and I have a weekly date for a Godzilla movie. We have pretty much everything on either Blu-Ray or DVD, and we curl up on the couch in my studio and watch one, every Saturday. It's something that's not just incredibly important for me, but for her.

Getting to write stories starring the Big G doesn't just mean a lot to me, it means a ton to her. And besides, her mom (Christina Rice) gets to write "My Little Pony" for Bobby and IDW and get all the love from her. I'll be damned if I don't fight back.

You're clearly a Godzilla fan who has spread that love to the next generation. Do you remember how that started?

As a kid, I had a healthy appetite for oddball late night TV. I've never been a particularly good sleeper, so even then I'd find myself flipping through the channels looking for something. The two things I found back then were "Doctor Who" and Godzilla movies. Watching them, I realized how much of what I loved about American sci-fi movies, as well as horror and action movies, owed to Godzilla. But again, the passion and love really had lot to do with my daughter. The first time she saw a Godzilla toy, the look in her eyes was just… electric.

The Godzilla films have been all over the place since they debuted in the '50s. What specific elements were you looking to preserve in "Oblivion?"

I think everyone who's a fan of the movies have their own version of what Godzilla is. That's part of what has given the character legs for so long. For me, looking at the movies objectively, the "Final Wars" is sort of a sweet spot -- a little bit serious, a little bit silly, a little bit fan service, and, most importantly, the human story really, really sings in a way that's rare in a Godzilla flick.

Sometimes Godzilla is portrayed as a pure force of nature, and other times he's a hero. Who is the character to you?

What I love about him is that I'd argue he's always both. He's a reactive force, doing whatever the world needs him to be, but, as is our want, we frequently forget that, which is where the trouble begins. In "Oblivion," he's become a sort of God Emperor to another Earth, but part of the reason why is that he's needed to protect what is left of humanity. He serves as a balance, which our Earth is about to find out.

In "Oblivion," you're dealing with a reality where Godzilla has conquered all. What does that look like to the extra-dimensional visitors?

'm obviously a fan of apocalyptic fiction, between "The Bunker" and "The Life After" at Oni, "King" at Jet City, and, of course, "Pacific Rim" for Legendary. I like the idea of finding what makes each of those end time worlds into something completely different. With "Oblivion," the point is to show a world where an angry god has presented itself and demanded tribute. What we have is a world that, while at it's core is our own, has bent and shaped its day to day life into serving Godzilla. Much like how our society has changed over time into something very different due to terrorism. It's not the grandiose changes that matter -- it's the tiny specific ones.

How does the baby kaiju returning with the visitors kick the story off?

Well, that's the rub. A world without a Godzilla facing off against another Kaiju? Things will not go well for us.

What does Brian bring to the table as an artist? Did you start rethinking any story elements when you found out he was the a

What doesn't he? Brian has been one of the best artists in comics for a long time now. I remember reading his "Engineer" series for Archaia years ago and thinking, "This guy is beyond brilliant." We've been friends for a while now, so getting to finally get to work together is an absolute dream come true. I've been really lucky in my career, working with artists who are far better at this than I am. From Joe Infurnari to Gabo, Andrea Sorrentino, Noel Tuazon, Bernard Chang, on and on. And now, Brian Churilla. I've been about as lucky as a writer can be.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby mbozzo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:14 pm

I can't wait for the first issue of Godzilla Oblivion. :mrgreen:
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:49 am

Solicitation is up for issue #3:

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2016 ... pril-2016/

A plan to rid our world of King Ghidorah backfires and the Earth faces certain calamity! A small piece of technology from another world may be the only hope of salvation.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:10 am

1st Print Comics Exclusive by Joe Jusko for issue #2


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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby DannyBeane » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:30 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:1st Print Comics Exclusive by Joe Jusko for issue #2


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ooh now that is a pretty cover.
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:09 am

Some various snippets here and there from Churilla's artwork that he has been revealing himself for G:Oblivion (wow, so far this has been a *stellar* marketing campaign for this new mini on the part of IDW :roll:)



And Churilla shared some little teasers.
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More can be seen at his Instagram page:

https://www.instagram.com/brianchurilla/
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby klen7 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:26 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:(wow, so far this has been a *stellar* marketing campaign for this new mini on the part of IDW :roll:)

I used to complain about this on the IDW forums... At least NOW there is finally a link to Godzilla comics on their own home page, that took years to happen... they used to have links to Magic The Gathering which wasnt selling as well as Godzilla, but nothing for the big guy until half way through ROE... Nothing for the two previous ongoings, nothing for G&G, Legends or even HCW. Thats just nuts.

For ROE Chris Mowry created the Facebook page, so the creative teams have been carrying this burden.. not sure if it's because IDW doesn't prioritize Godzilla as much as some of its other series or if its because Toho legal is giant monster of its own.

At one point there was a comment like "we dont have any big names behind Godzilla"... to which my response was "You have the biggest name on Godzilla... Godzilla".
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby klen7 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:19 am

Issue 1 hits next week
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:48 am

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6 PAGE PREVIEW: GODZILLA: OBLIVION #1
A scientist has created a portal to another dimension—one where monsters rule supreme! A terrifying expedition begins into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:57 am

Churilla's Issue #2cover

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Looks more like a panel than a cover to be honest...
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby klen7 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Regarding advertising, this issue has been pretty heavily displayed on comixology today and in the comixology newsletter. Normally advertising after the solicitation is over is a lost cause because it's past preorder time, but this is definitely focused on digital distribution, so it might pay off. Digital sales numbers aren't counted in the Diamond sales numbers, so no idea how well Godzilla as a franchise has been doing digitally
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Re: Godzilla Oblivion (IDW Miniseries)

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:12 am

ok maybe I missed something.... I understand that in the post-apocalyptic Earth- Godzilla (full size I assume) was keeping all the other monsters (Rodan, Mothra etc...) *in check* by destroying them while they are small, not allowing them to grow to full size (Thus the Rodans are much like the Gayos in the Heisei Gamera trilogy) . However... King Ghidorah appeared to be full size. There seems to be some scale issues here. how a full size King Ghidorah comes through such a small portal...I'm not sure how that works. Again unless I missed something.
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