We all know Godzilla as a destroyer of cities, other kaiju, and aliens, but apparently now he is rampaging through time as well. A few weeks ago IDW Publishing announced their next comic book miniseries in the Godzilla universe: "Godzilla: Rage Across Time." Japan's green goliath will trek through the past leaving all sorts of temporal devastation in his wake.
Each issue of the five-part miniseries will be tackled by a different creative team, advancing the story through fresh eyes and a unique look each time. This formula seemed to work in IDW's recent miniseries "Godzilla in Hell." Issue one takes place in feudal Japan and is co-written by IDW Godzilla artist Matt Frank and acclaimed author of Project Nemesis, Jeremy Robinson (More on Project: Nemesis can be found in ep. 07 of Tokyo Lives: A Giant Monsters Podcast). Honestly, we couldn't ask for a better team to produce the first issue of this miniseries!
Issue one will feature one of two variant covers by Matt Frank (mentioned above) and Bob Eggleton. Two very different art styles, but absolutely stunning none the less. Bob Eggleton's cover imitates the early 1830s painting "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" by Japanese artist Hokusai and Matt Frank's cover seems to be referencing a painting from a series entitled "The Legend of the Grand Minister Yuriwaka" from 17th century Japan.
Other than a release date slated for August later this year, not much else is known about "Godzilla: Rage Across Time." Stay tuned here for future updates as I'm sure this will be a wild ride.
What do you think about this new series? Will Godzilla add time travel to his resume or do you think the series will feature ancient ancestors of our atomic colossus? Let us know what you think!