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    IDW Solicits Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24 and Godzilla: The Half Century War Oversized Hardcover for May 2015

    Left:Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24 cover by Matt Frank. Right: Jeff Zornow`s Subscription Variant cover. Images courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2015 Toho Co., Ltd.

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer IDW Publishing has announced solicitations for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24 and the Godzilla: The Half Century War Oversized Hardcover. Both publications are coming to comic book shops and retailers in May 2015. Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24 Writer: Chris Mowry Artist: Matt Frank Editor: Bobby Curnow Cover: Matt Frank Tentative In-Store Date: May 2015 Pages: 32 Cover Price: $3.99 MFSTFSFJ Earth is on the verge of destruction! Will Godzilla be able to escape his imprisonment in time to help save the planet? And which kaiju will help or hinder him? Leading up to the biggest issue of Godzilla yet, the double-sized finale in issue 25!

    Godzilla: The Half Century War Oversized Hardcover by James Stokoe. Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2015 Toho Co., Ltd.

    Subscription Variant Cover: Jeff Zornow For subscription customers only... a variant cover from Jeff Zornow! Godzilla: The Half Century War Oversized Hardcover Writer: James Stokoe Artists: James Stokoe Color Assist: Heather Beckel Editor: Bobby Curnow Cover: James Stokoe The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan, which begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years! Collects James Stokoe`s mini-series in an oversized hardcover with an expanded art gallery including new content! Tentative In-Store Date: May 2015 Size: 8” x 12” Pages: 152 Cover Price: $34.99 ISBN: 978-1-63140-321-7


    About IDW Publishing

    IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro`s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount`s Star Trek; HBO`s True Blood; the BBC`s DOCTOR WHO; Toho`s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio. IDW`s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay`s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

    About Toho Co., Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and most of the classic films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho is also the distributor of films, television programs and home video products, the owner of movie theaters throughout Japan through its subsidiary, the licensor of merchandising properties, and the producer of legitimate theatrical plays and musicals.


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