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    IDW Solicits Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 For April 2021

    New 5 Issue Comic Book Mini-Series
    Source: IDW Publishing

    Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 Cover A, Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © Toho Co., Ltd.

    IDW Publishing has announced solicitations for the first issue of the five part mini-series Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors, the first Godzilla comic published under IDW’s new multi-year agreement with Toho Co. Ltd.

    Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 will be available from comic book shops and retailers in April 2021 and features a main cover by artist Dan Schoening. Retailers who order 15 copies will receive one free variant photo cover by Vic Hollins.

    Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1

    Writer: Erik Burnham
    Artist: Dan Schoening
    Colorist: Luis Antonio Delgado
    Cover A: Dan Schoening
    Cover B: Photo Cover by Vic Hollins

    Tentative In-Store Date: April 2021
    Pages: 36
    Cover Price: $4.99

    Godzilla roars back into comics with a giant-sized first issue! Extra story and extra content mark the King of Monsters’ triumphant return!

    “Rise Up!” Part 1: When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep — Godzilla! Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem — humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students — with a little magic help from Infant Island — to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad… and that there is still hope for Planet Earth.

    Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors promises to romp and stomp fans — old and new — of the greatest kaiju ever like never before!

    About IDW

    IDW (OTCPINK: IDWM) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.

    About Toho

    Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho 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, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more, visit

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