Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1

Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1

Illustrated by: James Stokoe, Adam Gorham, Natasha Alterici, Matt Frank

Cover Art by: E.J. Su

Written by: Dan DiDio, James Stokoe, Adam Gorham, E.J. Su, Matt Frank, Natasha Alterici, Casey Gilly

Release date: May 15th, 2024

IDW Publishing

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

Celebrating 70 years of Godzilla! Since 1954, Godzilla has been King of the Monsters, and what better way to celebrate than with a gigantic anthology of tales that get to the heart of Godzilla’s lasting popularity! From the American Old West to modern Tokyo and beyond, this collection features stories of the King of the Monsters fighting with its allies like Mothra, against old enemies like the terrible Mechagodzilla, and reshaping the lives of all who fall in its path! Nine titanic stories by first-time and beloved Godzilla creators alike, including Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Michael Conrad (Wonder Woman), Matt Frank (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth), James Stokoe (Godzilla: The Half-Century War), Adam Gorham (Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant), Dan DiDio (Metal Men), and many more!

For seven decades, Godzilla has reigned supreme as the King of the Monsters, a cultural icon that has captivated millions with its tales of destruction and heroism. “Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1” is a monumental anthology that pays homage to this legendary creature’s enduring legacy. This collection is not just a tribute; it’s a celebration of the colossal impact Godzilla has had on the world of entertainment.

The anthology is a treasure trove of narratives that span various eras and settings, from the dusty trails of the American Old West to the bustling streets of modern Tokyo. Each story is a testament to Godzilla’s versatility as a character and a symbol. The creative team behind this masterpiece includes a roster of first-time and veteran Godzilla storytellers, such as Joëlle Jones, Michael Conrad, Matt Frank, James Stokoe, Adam Gorham, and Dan DiDio, who bring their unique perspectives to the King of the Monsters.

The artwork throughout the anthology is as diverse and dynamic as the stories themselves. Artists like James Stokoe and Adam Gorham capture the raw power and emotion of Godzilla and its allies and adversaries, from the benevolent Mothra to the mechanical menace Mechagodzilla. The visuals are a feast for the eyes, with each panel meticulously crafted to convey the magnitude of Godzilla’s battles and the personal stories of those who encounter the beast.

The lettering by Rus Wooton deserves special mention, as it skillfully enhances the storytelling without overshadowing the art. It guides the reader through the chaos and drama, ensuring that every roar and rumble is felt in the soul.

The featured characters are a who’s who of the Godzilla universe. Hedorah, Anguirus, Gigan, Jet Jaguar, King Caesar, and King Ghidorah all make appearances, each contributing to the rich tapestry of tales that explore Godzilla’s relationships with friends and foes alike.

“Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1” is a must-read for fans old and new. It captures the essence of what has made Godzilla a beloved figure for 70 years: the ability to inspire awe, fear, and admiration. This anthology is a fitting tribute to a character that has fought kaiju, aliens, robots, superheroes, basketball players, and even dragons. It’s a celebration of the resilience and evolution of Godzilla, a character that has reshaped the lives of all who fall in its path.

As we look back on 70 years of destruction and salvation, “Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1” stands as a powerful reminder of the King of the Monsters’ place in our hearts and imaginations. Here’s to many more years of Godzilla’s reign!

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Celebrating the Monarch of Monsters!

Colors - 9.8
Design - 9.8
Illustration - 9.8
Narrative - 9.8
Subplot - 8.8


"Godzilla: 70th Anniversary #1" is a monumental anthology that celebrates seven decades of the iconic King of the Monsters.

Genre: Kaiju
Series: Godzilla: 70th Anniversary | Illustrated by Adam Gorham, James Stokoe, Matt Frank, Natasha Alterici
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