Abandon All Hope
San Diego, CA (March 27, 2015) â€“ In over six decades of battles and
triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as whatâ€™s coming
his way this July, when Godzilla goes to hell! In Godzilla in Hell, a
five-issue miniseries launching in July, Godzilla will storm through the
gates of hell itself, proving that the towering behemoth is King Of The
Monsters both above and below!
With no warning and no sign of salvation, Godzilla is plummeted to the
deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom. The mystery of what led
to Godzillaâ€™s damnation, and what it will face, will take readers on a
dark and twisted journey unlike any Godzilla story before!
A rotating creative team will each take Godzilla through a new and more
dangerous layer of Hell, beginning with none other than writer and artist
James Stokoe, who is returning to the character for the first time since
his haunting stunner of a miniseries, Godzilla: The Half Century War.
â€œDrawing Godzilla must be my comfort food, because it feels really great
to come back and work on pages with IDW again,â€ said Stokoe, writer and
artist on issue 1. â€œAlso, 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!â€œ
Successive issues in this five-part series will feature talents familiar
to the Godzilla franchise, including the multi-talented writer/artists Bob
Eggleton; and Dave Wachter; Wachter most recently wrapped up the
apocalyptic take on Godzilla in Godzilla: Cataclysm.
New to the world of Godzilla will be writers Ulises Farinas, and Erick
Freitas, together on issue #3 and Brandon Seifert, tackling issue #4;
artists will be announced on these issues at a later time.
“I’m very proud with the level of quality we’ve brought to all of our
Godzilla mini-series,â€ 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.”
This explosive new series will join a number of other major debuts in July
as part of the Five Featured Firsts program, which launches a brand new
title each and every week in July. Additionally, the debut issue will
feature an EC Comics homage variant cover by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
artist Jeff Zornow as part of EC Cover Month!