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Legendary announces 'Godzilla: Aftershock' tie-in graphic novel

As Godzilla prepares for his return to the big screen next summer, Legendary Comics has announced that Monsterverse fans have another treat to look forward to. A new graphic novel, “Godzilla: Aftershock,” will serve as an official companion to the upcoming film, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”. The book, which will hit shelves next spring, is written by Arvid Nelson and features art by Drew Edward Johnson.

“‘Godzilla: Aftershock’ is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” says Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.

“Aftershock” continues the story of 2014’s “Godzilla,” set after the catastrophic events in San Francisco. The King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal instinct that will test Godzilla’s resolve like never before. The book is also set to introduce characters from the upcoming movie and promises to delve further into the activities of cryptozoological agency Monarch. Brilliant and driven Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga‘s character in the new film) races to stop the threat as clues emerge to reveal a terrible secret— a tragedy, of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history, is returning to threaten it once more. As shadowy figure stalks her every move, Emma travels the globe to uncover secrets. Meanwhile, Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself with the fate of the world lying in the balance.

Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con this weekend are invited to get a sneak peek of “Godzilla: Aftershock” at the Legendary Comics panel, “Godzilla: Secrets of the MonsterVerse”. Attendees can find the event in Room 403B on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive signed/numbered Godzilla poster only available at the panel:

Godzilla Aftershocks is coming to comics, tieing into the new movie Godzilla King of the Monsters.

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will be released in theaters nationwide on May 31, 2019.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.