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Godzilla has stomped and swam around the entire world, encountering monsters from the air, sea, ground, and even outer space.  This July, IDW Publishing is sending him to Hell.  I guess he wasn't on Saint Peter's list.  The upcoming mini-series begins with the King of the Monsters sent to the deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom with no warning and no sign of salvation.  Time will tell as to what led to Godzilla's damnation and what it will face down there.

The five-issue comic, aptly titled Godzilla in Hell will feature a rotating creative team, each taking Godzilla through a new and more dangerous level of Hell.  First on the docket is writer and artist James Stokoe who will be returning to the character for the first time since his mini-series Godzilla: The Half Century War.  Other creators on board include writer / artists Bob Eggleton and Dave Wachter, both familiar with the Godzilla franchise, as well as Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, and Brandon Seifert who will be diving into this world for the first time.

“Drawing Godzilla must be my comfort food, because it feels really great to come back and work on pages with IDW again,” said Stokoe. “Also, the list of amazing creators they've tapped for this series beyond my issue feels equally great as a fan, especially with the theme everyone gets to play with. You can't get much bigger than Godzilla versus Hell!“

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"I'm very proud with the level of quality we've brought to all of our Godzilla mini-series,” said editor Bobby Curnow. "Godzilla in Hell will prove no exception. It's been incredibly fun seeing the creator's imagination stretch to fully utilize this otherworldly premise."

Godzilla in Hell joins a number of other major debuts coming in July from IDW Publishing as part of its Five Featured Firsts program, which will launch a brand new title every week for that month.  The debut issue will feature an EC Comics homage variant cover from artist Jeff Zornow.  

I have a love / hate relationship with the Godzilla comics.  I want to love them but they tend to fall short for me as most of them are just a few monsters beating the crap out of each other while faceless human characters run away.  I will admit that I'm intrigued by Godzilla in Hell as it's definitely a story I never thought I'd see.


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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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