Legendary Comics Announces Monstrously Exciting GODZILLA VS KONG Publishing Program
The robust offerings include all-new prequel graphic novels, two children’s books, a behind-the-scenes art book, a novelization, and a special anthology of past stories, set to debut in March 2021
Source: Legendary Comics press release
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In anticipation of the March release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action adventure GODZILLA VS KONG, Legendary Comics announced today an exciting companion publishing program that will allow fans to dive deeper into stories relating to the upcoming cinematic showdown between two of the most beloved pop culture Titans of all time — the great Godzilla and the mighty Kong! The GODZILLA VS KONG publishing program will feature: two new epic prequel graphic novels; an anthology featuring past fan-favorite comic series; two endearing titles for young readers — an original children’s picture book and a young children’s board book; an official behind-the-scenes art book; and a novelization that takes readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and more. Each title will set the stage for this not-to-be-missed battle royale.
“As with previous installments in the Monsterverse franchise, Legendary Comics is excited to expand the story universe by paving the way for the cinematic clash with two prequel graphic novels that will tell separate tales of our favorite Titans,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “We are also expanding our publishing offerings with our first-ever children’s book and board book, and are thrilled to be working again with Insight Editions and Titan Books on an art book and novelization that will offer exclusive content, taking readers deeper into the world of Godzilla and Kong.”
Godzilla Dominion — the prequel graphic novel written by Greg Keyes (the Age of Unreason trilogy; three New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels in the New Jedi Order series) with art by Drew Edward Johnson (DC’s Wonder Woman, Supergirl; Legendary Comics’ Godzilla Aftershock) — will feature a unique story that picks up after the events of the film GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun.
As told entirely from Godzilla’s point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, encounters with new Titans, and other challenges. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another King looms.
Available on March 30, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/2NjCUXG.
A sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong and a prelude to the film GODZILLA VS KONG, the upcoming prequel graphic novel, Kingdom Kong, will follow a group of highly skilled military pilots gathered together on Skull Island to see who has ‘the right stuff’ to take on a dangerous mission into the hollow earth. One of the pilots, Audrey, is haunted by the memories of a monstrous clash with one of Godzilla’s titanic rivals that left deep scars. When Skull Island is attacked by Camazotz, a bat-like Titan, Audrey must to come to terms with her inner demons, and finding his home newly threatened, Kong must rise to face this usurper that would plunge the world into perpetual night.
Kingdom Kong is written by Marie Anello (Shout Out) with art by ZID (Legendary Comics’ Skull Island: The Birth of Kong; Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead; Spectral: Ghosts of War).
Available on March 30, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/2Z5PRqs.
Kong & Me
Kong finds himself in the center of a charming and enthralling children’s book, Kong & Me, by New York Times’ bestselling author Kiki Thorpe (The Never Girl early chapter book series) with illustrations by Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina; I will be fierce).
Young fans will be able to follow along as the mighty Titan and his new pal spend a day of fun and adventure exploring the many wonders of Skull Island — proving that friendships come in many sizes and no matter how different we are, no one is too big or small to find a true friend.
Available on March 30, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/3jEsZrq.
Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight (But They Always Make Up)
The engaging and family-friendly board book Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight (But They Always Make Up), from Insight Editions and featuring art from illustrator Carol Herring, features heartwarming lessons and introduces the beloved Godzilla and Kong characters to a younger generation.
Making new friends isn’t always easy for kids. That is equally true for two giant monsters, where small misunderstandings can easily blossom into enormous conflicts. This book provides tips on how to be a good friend by using these two Titans to show young kids how to behave in familiar situations…but on a much larger scale.
Available on April 6, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/3a9geCe.
Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization
New York Times’ bestselling author Greg Keyes returns once again to the Monsterverse with Titan Books’ Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization, taking readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and so much more. Humanity fights for its future as Godzilla and Kong embark on a path of destruction that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in an all-out war.
Available on April 6, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/3jJNtzm.
Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1
For new readers wanting to discover the backstories of Godzilla and Kong for the first time or fans revisiting their favorite adventures, the Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1 brings the previously released graphic novels, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong (2017) and Godzilla: Aftershock (2019), together in one legendary volume for the first time ever.
Available on May 11, 2021.
Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale
Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale — from Insight Editions and written by Daniel Wallace with a special foreword by director Adam Wingard — takes fans behind-the-scenes revealing how this monstrously epic film was brought to the screen. The deluxe book will feature a dynamic selection of exclusive concept art, pre-production materials, on-set photography and insight from the filmmakers, making it the ultimate guide to an iconic movie showdown.
Available on May 21, 2021 and to pre-order at http://bit.ly/373GcFj.
RELEASE DATE SCHEDULE
March 30, 2021
• Godzilla Dominion (the graphic novel prequel from Legendary Comics)
• Kingdom Kong (the graphic novel prequel from Legendary Comics)
• Kong & Me (Legendary Comics’ first children’s book)
April 6, 2021
• Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight (But They Always Make Up) (the young children’s board book from Insight Editions)
• Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization (from Titan Books)
May 11, 2021
• Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1 (from Legendary Comics)
May 21, 2021
• Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale (the official art book from Insight Editions)
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About GODZILLA VS KONG
On March 31, 2021 from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons in the epic adventure GODZILLA VS KONG, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, with Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir, under the direction of Adam Wingard, from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, story by Terry Rossio and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.
Legends collide in GODZILLA VS KONG as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young, orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.
About Legendary Comics
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $17 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan. To learn more, visit toho.co.jp/en.
For more information on GODZILLA VS KONG, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
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- Toho and Legendary Announce Licensees for GODZILLA VS KONG
- Warner Bros. Pictures Group Announces Innovative, Hybrid Distribution Model For Its 2021 Theatrical Slate
- GODZILLA VS KONG Trailer (and More) is Here!
- GODZILLA VS. KONG Figure and Keychain Lineup From Funko
- S.H.MonsterArts GODZILLA VS. KONG Figure Info and GIANT Photos — Direct From Bandai!
- GODZILLA VS KONG Japanese Trailer From Toho
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